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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We became parents last week to a baby boy who was born via caesarean, although this wasn’t part of our birthing plan the techniques we learnt in the classes helped keep Lisa calm and relaxed throughout the labour.
Daniel, Father - Bramley, Leeds
All in all a MUCH better experience and I really feel hypnobirthing made a massive difference to our mindset and birth.
Amy and Gary - 2nd Time Parents, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
My partner and I took the private Hypnobirthing classes with Laura - she was so fantastic, we immediately felt at ease with her. She was patient, friendly, and had so much knowledge and advice to share.
Heidi, Mother to Be - Horsforth, Leeds
Laura has truly empowered me and given me a love and respect for my body and my baby that I didn’t know I had.
Autumn, Mother to Be -Otley, Leeds
We absolutely recommend this course not only to first time parents but to anyone who wants to educate themselves on choices during labour & methods to help towards a positive birth of your baby.
Elle, Mum to Be, Sherburn in Elmet, Selby
I have come away with a lot more knowledge of what I can bring, rather than pottering around like a lost schoolboy. We both feel more confident in what is to come.
Warren, 2nd Time Dad to Be, Birstall, Leeds
I have gone from being petrified of labour to looking forward to bringing my baby into the world in my own home, with the people that I love.
Stacey, 2nd Time Mum to Be, Morely, Leeds
My partner also found it really useful to not only understand the process of labour but also what his role in birth is which is something he struggled with our first.
Amy, 2nd Time Mum to Be, Huddersfield
Laura was very knowledgeable and positive throughout our sessions and provided myself and my partner with lots of tools and strategies to help with relaxation techniques.
Lisa, Mum to Be, Farsely, Leeds
Hypnobirthing gave me all the tools, skills and knowledge to stay calm during labour, but the most important thing it gave me was the confidence to make my own decisions and stay in control over my birth experience.