Would you like to feel calm, positive and excited about giving birth?
To learn tools and techniques that will keep you calm, relaxed and able to make decisions that are right for you?
To feel supported and meet other like-minded parents on a similar journey?
For your birth partner to feel able to support you in all sorts of ways to ensure you feel supported and nurtured during pregnancy, birth and the newborn days?
My popular hypnobirthing courses are for all – whatever type of birth you’d like I’ll teach you how to stay calm, relaxed and in control as well as fully prepped for each eventuality should things take a different turn.
Included in the course is a book, MP3’s and a gorgeous spiral bound workbook as well as a goody bag and Facebook group especially for those who have or are taking a hypnobirthing course with me – I’ll support you each step of the way to ensure you get the most out of the course.
What we cover:
Birth and the psycho-physical association – how the mind and the body are so interlinked and how fear plays such a huge part in creating pain and tension. You’ll learn how hypnosis and deep relaxation create positive birth outcomes as well as how to do it yourself. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis – rather than being hypnotised, I’ll teach you to do it yourself.
Pre-Birth bonding and preparing your mind and body – you’ll learn all about the birthing environment, how to create a space that supports a calm birth whether you’re in hospital or at home. Your partner will be given all the tools and techniques they need to support you including a great massage technique, learning how to bring you into deep relaxation quickly and an in depth knowledge of your birth preferences so that they can be fully supported on your birthing day.
Advanced visualisation and deepening along with a powerful fear release – this is where being an experienced hypnotherapist comes into its own. I’ll teach you how to go deeply into relaxation based on you as an individual. You’ll also experience a powerful fear release for both you and your birth partner so that you can be sure you’re going into birth with no ‘baggage’ attached.
Birth – You’ll learn all about birth – from what’s happening in your body to how to help it birth gently, natural methods of induction and how to support your body to stay relaxed and able to birth gently.
The fourth trimester – the first months of a baby’s life can be exciting and scary; we’ll discover ways to make the transition easier and how you can ease both you and your baby in gently. You’ll also have access to my great contact list of the best baby and toddler businesses around so you can be sure that you and your baby will be in good hands.
What others say about my hypnobirthing courses
“I’d briefly dipped into HypnoBirthing with my first child but wanted to know more and give it a better go this time. Thanks to the hypnobirthing course with Laura, my second birth couldn’t have been more different!! I stayed relaxed and it was an amazing experience that I couldn’t recommend enough!! When my baby was born one of my first thoughts was how easy and different it had been this time around. This birth was amazing and I can’t thank Laura enough for all her help.” Bex.
“Without your course, I never would’ve been able to have such a quick and smooth labour. I know I’ve said it loads but if someone had told me 3 months ago I’d be having a massive baby naturally in such a short and easy labour I would never had believed them. There were a lot of people who doubted me when I was so positive after the course but both myself and Tommy (and now Isla) will be forever grateful for the confidence and techniques you gave us.” Tess.
“Before I met Laura people would mention giving birth and I’d either have a panic attack or burst out crying. Now after doing the HypnoBirthing course with Laura I am 100% confident, so happy and actually really excited about giving birth and meeting my little one. It really has changed my way of thinking and has taught me and my partner so many tools to stay as calm and relaxed as possible for the birth I dream of. I can’t thank you enough Laura for opening these doors and showing me the way”. Sam.
Why HypnoBirthing With Laura Yates?
I discovered HypnoBirthing when pregnant with my first baby 11 years ago.
I’ve had two wonderfully positive but very different births and know first hand how overwhelming it can all seem at first.
Hypnobirthing allowed me to stay calm and relaxed during every eventuality and gave me the skills to make informed choices and have the best birth for me and my baby – the first was a csection due to an undiagnosed breech and my second a vaginal birth after caesarean (VBAC).
After my first baby I studied for a hypnotherapy diploma and after this I gained my HypnoBirthing Practitioner and Childbirth Educator qualification with HypnoBirthing International (the Mongan Method).
As a trained and experienced hypnotherapist I am able to ensure that you get the maximum benefits from hypnosis and also tailor the course to suit each individual. I hold regular information and taster sessions so that you can come along and see if this is the right course for you.
This hypnobirthing course IS for you if you’d like to:
- Have a calm, gentle birth – to feel in control, fully informed and confident to birth in the way that’s best for you and your baby.
- Explore options with your partner whilst they learn to fully support you and advocate for your choices alongside your caregivers. You’ll find it a bonding experience as you explore options and practice techniques to remain calm and focused.
- Meet like minded parents and get to know each other through the sessions, my Hypnobirthing Support Facebook group and meet ups after the birth (once safe to do so).
- Discover how birth can be a positive, empowering and liberating experience – embrace it, prepare for it and create your own birth story based on your own belief and free of fear – whether this is your first, second or 10th birth
- Welcome your baby into a calm world and plan their first month here (there’s a few surprising things that often come up!)
- Learn how to make labour shorter and more comfortable using tried and tested techniques based on science and accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
- Take part in a full antenatal course so not only do you learn to hypnobirth but you also know all about pregnancy, birth and the newborn days
This hypnobirthing course ISN’T for you if:
- You’d like a a short, cheap and cheerful course. This is an in depth, practical course with lots of tips and techniques that you won’t get elsewhere.
- You’re not willing to plan for your birth like you would any other large event in your life.
- You don’t want a science, fact based course based on years of practise and experience.
Book onto your preferred course here:
What Birth Partners Say:
“The course has been nothing short of brilliant and I have been enlightened in so many ways that I am now thoroughly looking forwards to our birth and completely confident I can support my partner. Laura has been amazing from start to finish and I cannot speak highly enough of her. Kind, Patient, happy to help and so much more. I will miss our sessions and Laura’s experience, knowledge and friendship. If you are looking for HypnoBirthing look no further. Laura is fantastic.” Tom.
“My partner and I attended hypnobirthing sessions with Laura, these really helped to build our confidence and reduce our anxieties prior to the birth of our daughter. Laura’s sessions were calm, welcoming and the salted caramel flapjacks weren’t bad either! I would certainly recommend Hilltop Hypnotherapy if you have any interest in trying hypnobirthing.” Ian.
Hypnobirthing Course Frequently Asked Questions
What is hypnobirthing? Is it just a bit of breathing and thinking positively?
In short, no. Hypnobirthing is a full antenatal course that teaches you about pregnancy, birth and also covers the newborn days. As well as the ‘usual’ antenatal education, you’ll learn skills and techniques to remain calm and in control during birth. This is a course based on science – there will be no fluffy bits but a whole lot of fact based on research and many years of evidence. There is an element of breathing practice and positive thinking but so much more besides.
Will I be hypnotised?
Whilst hypnosis is an element of hypnobirthing, all hypnosis is self-hypnosis so you’re in control at all times. At the least you’ll experience incredibly deep relaxation and at best you’ll experience a calm, gentle and possibly fear and pain free birth. As a past student said…who wouldn’t want that?
How much is it?
Group courses are £220 and individual courses are £395. Both are booked with a £50 deposit and include the books, MP3s and instant access to my Facebook Hypnobirthing Support Group. Payment by instalment options are available, if you’d like to know more about this just send me a message.
How long is the course and how is it delivered?
The course is held over 5 weeks with 2.5 hours per session, there’s a break for refreshments and at present sessions are delivered online via Zoom. You have access to me whenever you need and support in the Facebook group too.
Do I need to do any other antenatal courses?
There’s no need for any other antenatal courses as we go in depth on this one however there are a range of free courses available that I can recommend if you wanted to do something alongside. This course offers an antenatal education and chance to meet others due around the same time for you.
I’ve never done anything like this before – I’m a bit nervous.
I often find mums are nervous about starting the course and at the first session will tell me it’s already made a huge difference to how they see birth. If you’d like to arrange a taster or have any questions at all just send me a message.
How much time does the practice take up?
I recommend you practice daily – you’ll have homework and the MP3s to listen to but it’s up to you to do it. How much or how little time is up to you, but I do find that it’s those who immerse themselves in it and put in the time that get the great results. Saying that, I’ve taught mums at 40 weeks to hypnobirth and they’ve had amazing births too so nothing is set in stone.
How do I know it’s a good course?
Taught by an experienced Clinical Hypnotherapist and Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator (also a HypnoBirthing mum of 2!), the course is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives – essentially the gold standard.
How often are courses held?
My popular online small group HypnoBirthing courses take place regularly and often book up quickly. Individual courses are available at any time and date to suit you depending on my availability.
When should we attend?
I recommend that couples attend the course any time from the 20th week of pregnancy. The earlier you start, the more time you have to practice the techniques however I’ve worked with a number of ladies in later pregnancy (one at 40 weeks!) and all have found the course beneficial.
If you’re more than 36 weeks or would prefer it, I offer one-to-one courses at times to suit you and your birth partner. I also run antenatal workshops which are also great as a hypnobirthing refresher course and can be put together to suit your needs.
How do I book on?
You can book on by selected you preferred course here or send me a message with your due date and I’ll let you know what I have available. Spaces are limited to ensure a good quality of service so it’s recommended to book quickly – it’s a £50 deposit to secure your space.