In 1993 Giuditta Tornetta received a certification for Hypnotherapy. In 1995, she was initiated in Transcendental Meditation and harnessed both experiences through her work as a Doula. She has worked in hospital labor and delivery rooms, and home environments, attending and assisting with births. Ms. Tornetta is a birth and postpartum doula, a lactation educator, a clinical hypnotherapist, a NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) practitioner, and a certified shiatsu therapist.
In 1984, Giuditta Tornetta experienced a painless childbirth firsthand when she delivered her daughter in her own home with the support of a midwife and the powerful use of meditation, ancient Hindu Mantras, and hypnosis tools, that in sum she has now devoted her life to sharing with other women. This riveting experience inspired her to dedicate her life to helping women obtain a painless and natural childbirth.
Giuditta is a published author of the bestselling book “Painless Childbirth: An Empowering Journey Through Pregnancy and Birth” (Cumberland Publishing 2008) and “Conversations With The Womb” (Balboa Press 2014).
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 healthy infant mental, emotional, and cognitive health and development.
She focuses on infant mental health and pre-birth bonding, where she uses guided meditations and visualizations to help women communicate and empower their babies before birth. These hypno-therapeutic techniques are also used throughout pregnancy for maternal/prenatal stress reduction, self confidence, relaxation, strength, and generally increasing positivity.
In the last twenty-five years, Giuditta Tornetta has dedicated her life to embracing the realm of the Goddess, awakening the creative power within, and helping women empower themselves and take charge of their body’s Divine cycles. She works on women’s issues: from the menstrual cycle, as the doorway into womanhood; to conscious procreation, pregnancy, and birthing; from unleashing the creative artist within; to weight management, menopause, and chronic pain.
Giuditta Tornetta’s passionate approach to life, and her accomplishments as a Doula, writer, workshop leader, entrepreneur, and performer, have made her a popular speaker. She has been featured as a guest at Kaiser Permanente hospital ‘s “Women & Children’s Health Service Line Operation Team Meeting.” She is a regular speaker at Whole Foods Supermarket–-national retail chain–-and Wild Oats--a health-food supermarket chain. She has been a key speaker at WRS (Women’s Referral Services) presenting to hundreds of members at the time, and at Emerge (a women-in-business association) and has hosted lectures for parenting groups.
In 2014, understanding the importance of a doula in the birthing process, he founded the Joy In Birthing Foundation a non-profit organization of committed, community oriented professional doulas, dedicated to helping families through pregnancy, birth and the postpartum period regardless of their income. Today the JIB Foundation serves over 150 low income women each year.
Ms. Tornetta is a contributing editor for Los Angeles Family Magazine, Las Vegas Family Magazine, the Wet Set Gazette, and Sheknows.com. She has published over 100 articles, in the United States as well as in the U.K. The Introduction of Joy In Birthinghas been published by Mother Magazine in the U.K. Doula Giuditta is the host and editor of “Natural Living” and “Pediatrics,” two popular web pages dedicated to natural living and parenting at bellaonline.com (one of the largest websites devoted to women).
Ms. Tornetta is a member of Doulas of North America (DONA), of the Doula Association of Southern California (DASC), and a volunteer with Operation Doula Care, an organization created in response to the life-changing events of September 11th, 2001. Its primary purpose is to provide free Doula support to the pregnant wives of the United States military. Giuditta Tornetta received certification from UCLA as a Lactation Educator and is a member of the Breastfeeding Task Force in Los Angeles, a non-profit organization dedicated to making breastfeeding the cultural norm in Los Angeles. She is the founder of DWLA (Doulas of West Los Angeles), a non-profit circle group of DASC (Doulas of Southern California www.dascdoulas.org)