Anita Butler

Trained Doula, Certified Childbirth Educator, Certified HypnoBirthing Instructor, Certified Health Coach and Clinical Hypnotherapist

My life-calling is to help and support to moms (or moms-to-be) during the childbearing season of life.

San Diego, CA

Recent Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
After working with two other lactation consultants, our birth doula, Jen, introduced us to Anita. I was extremely reluctant to work with another LC but Anita was truly a miracle worker! Within minutes of meeting our baby she immediately understood what our problems were. She was very reassuring that we would be able to successfully breastfeed and developed a plan of action. Within days it was like we had never had a problem! Since then Anita has continued to support and encourage me as needed. She has not only made feeding a pleasure but also helped me develop a strong bond with my baby. Thank you Anita!!!
Thank you for helping to reshape the way I look at birth. Before your class I was convinced the birth process was going to be complete hell. I was absolutely terrified of what was to come. Had I not taken your class I’m pretty sure I would have been terrified of how my birthing was going progress. I am certain I would have been completely tense and in terrible pain. When I look back on my experience I feel very good about it. Your class allowed me to enter the process feeling positive and that helped me to maintain a beneficial out look during the birth. Someday my daughter will ask me what labor is like and it makes me very happy that I will get to share many positive things about the day she was born! Thanks again!
Okay, so I was the last person to ever believe hypnotherapy was anything but a silly side-show act. Then I tried it. I only did it because my wife got me a free introductory session and I already knew Anita and trusted her. Anyway, now I’ve had about six or eight sessions, and I am totally stunned by the results. Emotional problems and hang-ups I’ve had for years just melted away without me even realizing it consciously until later. I used to be a very anxious and tense person, unable to relax even when I was supposed to be having a good time. Now, my life doesn’t feel so overwhelming and I can just approach problems and obstacles from a place of calm. I’ve become a kinder, gentler, more patient person with both my wife and kids (their words, not mine) and all without any real effort. You go, you sit in the chair, you relax for an hour, and WHAM! You grow. Amazing. Thanks Anita!
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San Diego
9845 Erma Rd, 202, San Diego CA 92131, United States
Mon: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thu: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM

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About me

Serving women in the childbearing season has been my calling and passion since the 1990s. I have lived out this calling as a childbirth educator (HypnoBirthing), birth and postpartum doula, lactation consultant (BA-IBCLC), Health Coach, and Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.CHt).
My passion for choices and full information to MAKE informed choices started in 1990, just a few months after the birth of my youngest son, who was born at home on Christmas Eve of 1989, with a midwife attending. The following April, she was arrested and charged with practicing medicine without a license - a felony. In working for her defence, I experienced the power and politics in medicine - and what started as a preference for natural foods and remedies and a belief in the normality of birth and breastfeeding, became a passion for the rights of individuals to choose for themselves how to build their health or treat their ailments, free of governmental or quasi-governmental control.
After 20+ years, I can truly say that my passion still burns for the work, and my clients still inspire and humble me.


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Anita Butler Reviews

5.0 of 5 (6)
After working with two other lactation consultants, our birth doula, Jen, introduced us to Anita. I was extremely reluctant to work with another LC but Anita was truly a miracle worker! Within minutes of meeting our baby she immediately understood what our problems were. She was very reassuring that we would be able to successfully breastfeed and developed a plan of action. Within days it was like we had never had a problem! Since then Anita has continued to support and encourage me as needed. She has not only made feeding a pleasure but also helped me develop a strong bond with my baby. Thank you Anita!!!
Thank you for helping to reshape the way I look at birth. Before your class I was convinced the birth process was going to be complete hell. I was absolutely terrified of what was to come. Had I not taken your class I’m pretty sure I would have been terrified of how my birthing was going progress. I am certain I would have been completely tense and in terrible pain. When I look back on my experience I feel very good about it. Your class allowed me to enter the process feeling positive and that helped me to maintain a beneficial out look during the birth. Someday my daughter will ask me what labor is like and it makes me very happy that I will get to share many positive things about the day she was born! Thanks again!
Okay, so I was the last person to ever believe hypnotherapy was anything but a silly side-show act. Then I tried it. I only did it because my wife got me a free introductory session and I already knew Anita and trusted her. Anyway, now I’ve had about six or eight sessions, and I am totally stunned by the results. Emotional problems and hang-ups I’ve had for years just melted away without me even realizing it consciously until later. I used to be a very anxious and tense person, unable to relax even when I was supposed to be having a good time. Now, my life doesn’t feel so overwhelming and I can just approach problems and obstacles from a place of calm. I’ve become a kinder, gentler, more patient person with both my wife and kids (their words, not mine) and all without any real effort. You go, you sit in the chair, you relax for an hour, and WHAM! You grow. Amazing. Thanks Anita!
I’ve had several sessions with you now, and I noticed that something changed inside me recently. My husband and I are in the middle of some major life changes this year, and I’ve found as we work through all the details, I have a new sense of confidence and clarity, and a peace that wasn’t there before. I seem to know much better all of a sudden who I am, and why I do the things I do. Most of them are totally not “normal” things that most people do, and instead of being self-conscious about all of it (or nervous what other people might think of me), I actually love it. I love who I am, the journey that brought me to this place in life, and all the strange things I do.
Thank you for everything, Anita! You have been a true blessing to us and I can honestly say that Hypnobirthing and your guidance gave us the tools to have a beautiful, natural, and calm birth. Hypnobirthing taught me to trust my body and the natural process of birth. It taught us what birth could look like, it gave us the resources we needed to have a beautiful birth, and it kept me calm. It was so helpful for me to watch natural hypnobirthing videos so that I could actually see what birth could look like (not like what you see in the movies). It also gave my husband a really good idea of what birth entailed and what he could do to help me. I couldn’t have done it without his support, love, and attentiveness.
“Taking Anita’s Hypnobirthing class was one of the best decisions we made in the preparation for the birth of our first child. Not only was Anita incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of having a safe, natural birth, but she empowered as a couple to form our own birth vision. When the time came for the birth of our daughter we were well equipped with numerous tools. I’ve now carried her breathing and relaxation techniques into all aspects of my life and feel that her class has helped me to become a calmer and more mindful parent.





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