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The happy place for hypnobirthing and postnatal preparation.

Hello, welcome to the Happy Little Nest. I’m so glad that your here.

I’m Laura & I’m passionate about supporting people to overcome any anxieties about birth to help you to feel calm, confident and in control of your baby’s birth & 4th trimester.

Pregnancy is huge time  and I’m here to support you to lean into your instincts and prepare in a way that feels best for you. After having a life changing experience using hypnobirthing to overcome birth anxiety in 2018 (and again in 2021), I’ve now worked with over 500 parents to prepare for birth & beyond. I’ve been there, feeling scared and anxious about preparing for birth, I really am the last person who thought would do this sort of job but I can honestly say that creating a positive birth mindset has changed so much about how I manage many areas of my life.


My mission as a birth and postnatal coach

My mission at The Happy Little Nest is to provide both antenatal and postnatal education and support in a relaxed and safe environment in order for families to feel held whilst exploring your choices, whether that be through birth or the early baby days.

I’m here to be your cheerleader, regardless of your choices and will always support you to do what works best for you. During our time together, we will explore tuning into your instincts whilst learning about topics which spark your curiosity.

Supporting your mental health is at the forefront of everything I do, with me believing that knowledge is power.

Being inclusive of all people and all families is an incredibly important part of what I stand for, my courses are laid back, fun and diverse and will always adapt and change to suit the needs of the families that I’m working with.

I understand that every families needs and wants are different and we also get that sometimes exploring some of these topics for the first time can feel a bit ‘woo’ or that it might not for you, yet with my unique teaching and support style – I’m confident that you will love my courses and support!

Previously known as The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing school

Founded in June 2019, The Yorkshire Hypnobirthing School was my first business that focused primarily on hypnobirthing.

Back when I began using hypnobirthing techniques in 2017, it quickly became apparent that teaching hypnobirthing and sharing its power with other families was my calling.

The business very quickly became successful with me teaching families from all over Yorkshire, once the pandemic hit – I decided to expand my business to offer doula support.

After using hypnobirthing a 2nd time during a complicated pregnancy – I made the decision to launch The Happy Little Nest in 2022 to incorporate more services and mindfulness tools to what I do.

Supporting families beyond hypnobirthing

After a high risk pregnancy with my 2nd child which resulted in me changing my birth plans due to illness, hypnobirthing gave me something new – it changed my life again.

It helped me to feel empowered and calm when so much was taken out of my control.

When it came to my work and how to incorporate my new experiences, I was drawn to supporting women and birthing people not only during birth but during pregnancy and during the 4th trimester too – being able to protect our own mental health is a vital part of becoming a parent and so my passion grew and evolved in such a way that it felt right to allow the business to flourish through a new name and ethos, The Happy Little Nest. 

Founded by Laura Thompson

If you had told me 5 years ago that I would be supporting families through hypnobirthing and mindfulness, I wouldn’t have believed you.

It often surprises  people to hear about my journey from feeling incredibly anxious about birth and pregnancy to having two completely life changing experiences using hypnobirthing. But it really is true – hypnobirthing has completely transformed my life. Twice.