What to bring to the hospital

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People are so concerned about what to bring to the hospital. Yourself, your breasts, that would be a good idea, and that's pretty much all you need, really to bring to the hospital. They have everything you could possibly need. Now, on the other hand, if you want to be comfortable, you could bring some booties because your feet do get cold. Bring a robe and some lip balm. I think, to me, the most important thing to bring to the hospital is your nightgown because, psychologically, when you put on a hospital gown, your mind thinks, "There's something wrong with me. I'm at the hospital. Give me some drug. Fix me." But if you have your own clothes and you just walk in a hospital, not like a patient, but a client using their facilities. You bring food and drink and some smell or scent that you like. Be calm; trust in your body. You can do it. That is the most important thing you can bring to the hospital.

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Giuditta Tornetta is a certified birth and post-partum doula, lactation educator, a certified clinical hypnotherapist, a NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner, and a certified shiatsu therapist. Giuditta practices clinical hypnotherapy and a method of natural childbirth that uses hypnotic techniques to reduce stress and fear during labor and delivery, alleviating pain and making the birth experience positive and enjoyable. She also teaches infant mental, emotional, and cognitive health and development.

She focuses on infant mental health and pre-post birth bonding, where she uses guided meditations and visualizations to help women communicate and empower their babies before birth. As a lactation educator and postpartum doula, Ms. Tornetta helps couples settle into a natural routine once the baby comes home. Through education, compassion, practical as wells as emotional support, Doula Giuditta teaches new parents how to decipher the newborn’s vocal and body language. Giuditta is also a published author of the best-selling book Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth.

She resides in Los Angeles with her two dogs –Tony and Amore — amid photo albums of the many new mommies and babies she’s coached through life’s most precious and powerful transitions, including her own two experiences with son Azzurro and daughter Natascia.

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