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.”