Emily Laver

About Enlightened Birth

Enlightened Birth accredited Antenatal Instructor is Emily Laver.

'Hi and welcome to Enlightened Birth based at Inspired and The Acorn Wellbeing Centre in Kings Langley. We have a hub of pregnancy professionals offering a range of services working alongside us.

I have lived in Bovingdon since my early childhood, I enjoy living here and there’s a real sense of community in the village and surrounding areas. I love working in Kings Langley, it's a busy vibrant village. I also teach classes privately in the surrounding areas of Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

I’m a mum of two boys who have been my inspiration in becoming self employed and the creation of Enlightened Birth. My experiences of pregnancy and birth are what drew my interest in helping other women and parents to learn about The Birthing Programme which incorporates Hypnobirthing techniques. What I really love about what I teach is that we support all types of birth, there is no pressure or opinion, just great support and we are totally different to the old traditional Hypnobirthing.

I completed my antenatal instructor training in London with Dany and Tamara, the founders of The Wise Hippo.

I also have an ITEC diploma in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Reflexology and Massage where I trained with the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine at Mount Vernon Hospital in Northwood and further specialised in pregnancy and baby reflexology, also pregnancy massage and am accredited by the Federation of Antenatal Educators, FEDANT.

The Wise Hippo programmes run in 8 different countries and have supported over 6,000 women since it’s launch in 2013. There are currently 12 NHS trusts teaching the birthing programme with more to follow. The Wise Hippo receives lots of lovely birth stories, from natural to full on intervention, however they are all positive.

The Wise Hippo’s mission “To make self hypnosis for childbirth accessible for all women in the UK.”

What Our Customers Are Saying

With my Wise Hippo MP3 playing, the breathing techniques and my wonderful husband’s support and calming words, our beautiful daughter was born 5 hours after it all started with just a little gas and air at the end

Karren Leggett London

Although I was aware of the benefits of hypnosis in other areas, hypnosis for childbirth was new to me… a revelation! The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is well written and structured and the delivery by our instructor was brilliant! Thank you!

John Cook, Wise Hippo Dad

We ended up with an emergency c-section, but it was the right decision for us on the day and instead of it being traumatic and upsetting, it was a magical experience. I believe that The Wise Hippo Programme enabled us to talk to the midwives, consultants and healthcare professionals and to understand what course of action we needed to take

Sarah, Beds


  • Registered with FEDANT federation of antenatal educators, as a qualified antenatal instructor and pregnancy reflexologist. Current first aid at work qualification.
  • Fully qualified antenatal and hypnobirthing instructor.
  • Member of the Association of Reflexologists, (AOR) and the CTha.