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About Laura

After using hypnobirthing methods during my 1st pregnancy in 2017/ 2018 I was desperate to share everything that I learned along the way and that’s when The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School was born! Hypnobirthing has changed my life in so many ways, not only my birth but my confidence too.

I have a real passion for mental health, am a member of the Airedale NHS Maternity Voices Partnership and have trained and qualified with KGHypnobirthing and have now tailored the classes to suit my style!

I have now taught many parents to be whether that be 1st-time parents or 2nd-time parents from a variety of different backgrounds the benefits of being prepared for birth.

Prior to using hypnobirthing techniques,I was extremely nervous about any type of ‘medical’ environment and the idea of having a baby terrified me. After listening to negative birth stories and watching unrealistic births on TV I had a skewed idea about how we gave birth.

When I became pregnant I knew that I needed to do something to help me overcome my anxieties in order to ensure that I, my husband and my baby had a positive birth experience.

Despite a hospital transfer via ambulance and a baby born at 36 weeks, I was able to use hypnobirthing effectively, birthing my baby after 26 hours of active labour without any interventions (this was something I was keen on due to previous phobias). This for me was the perfect positive birth because I felt like I had made the decisions and therefore taken ultimate control of Charlotte’s birth.

As a result of this positive experience, not only was giving birth and meeting daughter the proudest moment of my life. I was proud of me in a way that I cannot describe, I had changed from a woman who lived in fear, to a mother who felt like she could do anything. This is exactly how every parent should feel after the birth of their baby and that’s what I’m all about – giving you the tools to have the experience you deserve.

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Reviews & birth stories

Our birth story definitely wouldn’t have been as smooth without Laura. We really weren’t sure about Hypnobirthing but wanted to know more about it.

Fiona, 1st Time Mama - Harrogate

It made a huge difference in how I am feeling about my upcoming birth and equipped us both with lots of helpful, practical tools to advocate for our choices and face the whole process with more confidence.

Tessa, 1st Time Mama - Saltaire

I booked a refresher class with Laura before the birth of my second baby. I can’t recommend her enough, she made both me and my husband confident in our birth decisions

Sarah, 2nd Time Mama - Eldwick

We set up all my tools and anchors, Put the tens machine on, I sat on a birthing ball and simply breathed her out - no pushing required! The midwives arrived about 5:30 after we called them and I was already 9cm dilated so all that was left for them to do was catch her when she came out.

Lilys Homebirth

Your open and friendly nature made us all feel at ease immediately, it felt like a very personal session, and many members have commented on how they felt that they could ask questions confidently, with nothing being too much trouble for you.

The Leeds Student Midwifery Society

I just wanted to say thank you for the role you also played in our pregnancy and labour journey! I never felt any anxiety since your course and felt super confident in our decision to home birth even though we were first-time parents.

The Story of George's Homebirth

I thought Laura was mad when she said you can still have birth preferences with a C-Section – how much say do you have when you’re numb from your toes to your chest & in my mind, at their mercy; but she was absolutely right & due to how things panned out, I was even more grateful for having spent the time and money on the course.

Hypnobirthing & my C-Section birth

It was such an amazing and surreal experience and I know that the knowledge and techniques we learned in Hypnobirthing contributed hugely to having a positive birth experience both where and how we wanted.

Natalie - 1st Time Mams Positive Birth Centre Birth Story

The contrast between my two births couldn’t be more pronounced, but in a heartbeat, I would choose my second birth every time. I want to shout from the roof tops how amazing it is to birth in your own home and be surrounded by the things and people you love.

Stacey 2nd Time Mama - A Home Birth Story

was facing the unknown with the birth of my first baby, listening to my hypnobirthing tracks and focusing my mind really helped, including spraying my favourite calming perfume, to help me relax into it.

Georgie's Birth Story, 1st Time Mama