What is Hypnobabies?


Hypnobabies is one of the most sought-after childbirth education courses in the country.


It is a comprehensive source for information about pregnancy, birth, and the immediate postpartum period. What sets Hypnobabies apart is how it uses state-of-the-art hypnosis techniques to create ease and comfort in childbirth. No other childbirth education course so powerfully uses your brilliantly designed mind to unlock a positive experience! This class is taught by Amy Willson, Certified Hypnobabies Childbirth Hypnosis instructor and doula.

In-person classes


Hypnobabies uses powerful, medical-grade hypnosis techniques to transform the sensations of birthing from being experienced as pain to being experienced as pressure and stretching. The unique "Eyes-Open" childbirth hypnosis tools enable the birthing mother to be as active, engaged, and aware as she wants to be during her baby's birth!

The proven methods for learning these hypnosis tools include:

  • Hypnosis scripts to be read to you by your birth partner

  • Relaxing audio tracks for practicing the tools

  • Written materials for understanding how hypnosis works with our minds to cause positive change

  • Fear-clearing sessions

  • Verbal cues for entering and deepening your hypnosis, and for instant physical comfort

In addition to the materials for learning the hypnosis tools, Hypnobabies classes include extensive information on:

  • The anatomy of childbirth

  • Maintaining a healthy pregnancy through exercise and nutrition

  • Mindfulness for peaceful pregnancy and birthing

  • Positions for birthing

  • Creating your birth plan

  • Risks and benefits of common medical procedures

  • Breastfeeding and newborn care

  • And much, much more!

We will also have a full birth rehearsal during which you and your partner can practice the hypnosis tools and find comfortable birthing positions.

Private classes are available upon request.

Amy’s Hypnobabies classes were AWESOME. I looked forward to going every week. The classes not only helped me prepare, but to just relax and let go of my fears.
— D. M.
It was a great bonding experience for my husband and I to attend the class weekly together before expanding our family. Amy was so informative, supportive, & kind!! We really enjoyed learning from her. Even though our birth did not go exactly as planned, Hypnobabies gave us the tools we needed to make educated decisions & feel competent in them. In the end, we had the exact birth we were supposed to have for our baby girl!
— L. G.
Amy is so great! She does a great job answering any questions and helping you feel comfortable. Her class helped me to stay calm all through my natural birth. It was very smooth and beautiful!
— E. S.
I am so glad that my husband and I decided to take a Hypnobabies course. I went from feeling very nervous and overwhelmed about my first pregnancy to feeling confident and prepared. The information about pregnancy and birth is very comprehensive and detailed. The hypnosis techniques are easy to use and very effective. I feel like the relaxation techniques will benefit me for the rest of my life. My husband is so excited to have a more concrete way to be involved in the birth. Amy is a phenomenal teacher! She was so patient with all of our questions. She was accepting and supportive of whatever choices we made with our pregnancy and birth. She is so kind and reassuring! We ended up hiring her as our doula as well and I could not recommend her enough. She was born to do this work. I haven’t had our baby yet, but I know my family is in good hands with her.
— Megan Roberts

2019 Baton Rouge Class Series Dates:

January 17 - February 21

March 28 - May 2

June 6 - July 18 (skipping July 4)

August 22 - September 26

November 7 - December 19 (skipping Thanksgiving week)


2019 New Orleans Class Series Dates:

Inquire for group class schedule!


Home-Study Advantage


For those who have chosen to take the Hypnobabies Home Study Course but also want personalized face-to-face instruction, the Home Study Advantage class is a perfect compromise. This one-time, in-person class will give you everything you need for using your hypnosis tools confidently during your birthing time.