Yvonne Hopkinson founder of Relaxed Birthing
Yvonne – Founder & owner Relaxed Birthing

Hello! Welcome to Relaxed Birthing. It is really lovely to have you here! 

Relaxed Birthing was founded by Yvonne in 2015 to offer parents-to-be in Cheltenham and Gloucester private antenatal classes and a different kind of hypnobirthing – modern, realistic, down to earth and inclusive of all types of birth.

In 2019 the lovely Beccy joined Relaxed Birthing as a practitioner to offer hypnobirthing workshops in Stroud, Stonehouse and the surrounding areas. We are both passionate about supporting women and their partners on their journey to parenthood and would love to work with you! 

Yvonne & Beccy

Find out more about us both below:

Yvonne Hopkinson

Hello! My name is Yvonne and I’m founder of Relaxed Birthing and an Antenatal Teacher, Hypnobirthing and birth trauma rewind Practitioner. I live just outside Gloucester with my husband and our two children, Isabelle and William.

It was during my pregnancy with Isabelle in 2007/08 that I developed the love and passion for hypnobirthing and antenatal education that eventually led to me launching Relaxed Birthing. My labour didn’t go how I wanted it to, but I knew that the techniques I had learnt had made such a difference to how well we coped. I also noticed that the hypnobirthing techniques were so helpful with staying calm after Isabelle’s birth too. I felt like I knew about something wonderful and empowering and I wanted to share this with other women. A few years later and I have worked with over 1000 parents for birth preparation – and I love every minute!

I really love learning and as well as completing a DipHE in Antenatal Education, I have also had the pleasure of training with three incredibly well respected women within the area of hypnobirthing – Maggie Howell (Natal Hypnotherapy), Sophie Fletcher (Mindful Mama) and Mia Scotland (Rewind). I have combined all of my experience gathered over the years through my training and working with couples, to create a hypnobirthing course that provides the perfect preparation for labour. I am so excited to be incorporating the fantastic resources from The Calm Birth School into my approach.

I am so passionate about birth preparation as I know the difference that feeling informed and prepared can make to how you feel about your birth. I know how being scared, worried and fearful can affect your labour and I know that my hypnobirthing courses can make such a massive difference.

You can find out the longer version ‘about me’ here if you’d like to know even more about me and my training!

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, I’m more than happy to answer any questions or talk about birth. 

Yvonne – hypnobirthing practitioner for Cheltenham and Gloucester

Beccy Angove

My name is Beccy (Rebecca if I’m in trouble) I’m 35 years old and live in Gloucestershire with my partner Alex and two children Poppy (3) and Toby (2).

I discovered Hypnobirthing when pregnant with my daughter and knew almost instantly that I had chosen the right antenatal education. Sadly, along with a lot of other women of my generation, I wasn’t particularly looking forward to giving birth. Armed with the right Information my fears very quickly melted into excitement and I couldn’t wait to experience it. I had two very different experiences of birth, the first was what you may call traumatic and the second very straightforward. I thoroughly enjoyed both labours and births. There I said it. Call me crazy.

Hypnobirthing has changed my life and continues to positively influence myself and my family. I want to help get the message out there that Hypnobirthing doesn’t mean a natural and drug free birth. The techniques are for every type of birth and beyond. Because you see, birth isn’t over and done with in a day or two; it impacts your journey into motherhood and influences your relationships. How you give birth is not important. How you feel about it is.

Over the last few years I have become fiercely passionate about how women feel when they are preparing to welcome a new human into our world. I want to help women understand how outrageously strong we are and realise that we should feel like nothing other than a complete and utter goddess when we are birthing our babies, whichever way this will be.

I would be so happy to answer any queries you may have and if you would like to enquire about the private sessions I offer in Stroud and surrounding areas then please email me at beccy@relaxedbirthing.co.uk

Beccy – Hypnobirthing practitioner for Stroud and surrounding areas