Awital Zingg-Bollag

B.A. | Childbirth Educator | Postpartum Doula | Health Coach

My Story

I am a mother of four wonderful children. My roots lie in Zurich, Switzerland, but I also consider home to be in the US and Finland where I lived for 5 and 4 years respectively.

Not only am I interested in different cultures, one other passion of mine lies in training the body and mind to work as one. At a very early age, I took acrobatic classes and moved on to study dance at the Grundausbildung Bühnentanz ZTTS in Zurich, Switzerland. I then received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and Exercise Science (B.A.) at the Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida, USA in 2009.

Dance and yoga were – and still are – a very important part of my life. However, I had no idea I would end up teaching women to prepare for childbirth when I graduated.

The inspiration to choose a different career path came to me after the birth of my first two children. These experiences literally changed my life, in more ways than one.

Life-Changing Experience

While seeking a more natural and gentle alternative to classic birthing methods during my first pregnancy, I came across a totally different approach to birthing using Hypnobirthing techniques and tools. By practicing these techniques, all four births of mine were gentle and almost pain-free and the most incredible experiences of my life.

So incredible, that right after the birth of my second child, I felt I needed to tell other woman how wonderful childbirth can be and decided to start my training as a Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Postpartum Doula.

I would like to send a special thanks to Lorie McCoy, my trainer at the Hypnobirthing Institute in Espom, New Hampshire, USA. Lorie was also my private doula throughout my first two pregnancies and birth and for all that she has taught me, I am forever grateful.

Since proper nutrition is so important in keeping your mind and body healthy during pregnancy and after birth for you and your baby, I completed a one year course from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in September 2014 and currently devote time in teaching health and nutrition in my childbirth classes.

The rest is history and I am excited about what lies in the future.

Milestones & Birthdays

Logos: Hypnobirthing Integrative Nutrition
2007, 2009, 2011, 2015: The birth years of my four children
October 2010: Founded MyGentleBorn
November 2010: Taught first MyGentleBorn class in Finland
October 2012: Attended Workshop by Debra Pascali-Bonaro, Switzerland
November 2013: Received HypnoMothering™ Certification
June 2013: Became a Certified Wise Hippo Instructor, UK
2013-2014: Attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
January 2014: Organized & Attended Postpartum Doula Workshop by Ann Grauer from DONA International, Finland
2014: Elected Office Administrator of the European Doula Network (EDN)
2014: Supporter of the One World Birth
August 2014: Taught First MyGentleBorn class in Switzerland
November 2015: Became a member of the FlowBirthing Network
Logos: Wise Hippo & European Doula Network

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