I have a deep respect and awe for Lara Stewart-Panko, owner of Hypnobirthing Hamilton. I have witnessed many forms of Hypnobirthing and have been most impressed with the results Hypnobirthing Hamilton families have had. When Lara said she was considering bringing on a guest instructor I hopped at the chance.

Hypnobirthing Hamilton classes are an empowering way to prepare for the birth of your child. Whether you're single or partnered, on your first pregnancy or fourth, you'll find value in this comprehensive education.

Through this thorough, evidence-based education you will discover:

  • How to shape your birth experience to be the best it can be
  • The science behind the mind-emotions-body connection
  • Why & how to apply hypnosis to your process
  • What is true and not true about birth
  • Physiological elements of labour
  • The importance of optimal fetal positioning
  • Great ways to prepare your body for birth
  • Common positions for labour & birth
  • Reliable breathing and relaxation techniques
  • Practical comfort measures and pain management strategies
  • How your partner/team can best support you
  • Medical, natural and alternative options for labour
  • The importance of exercising the power of choice
  • Must-knows about breastfeeding and other infant feeding options
  • How to understand and respond to crying and fussiness
  • Strategies to communicate with extended family members and friends
  • Parent care during the postpartum period
  • Ways to keep your partnership healthy
  • How to support siblings in adjusting to life with baby
  • Community resources and programs

  • ...


    Hypnosis enables us to deprogram ourselves of the negative beliefs surrounding birth, and replace those detrimental myths with confidence in our ability to navigate our experiences successfully. This is a powerful way to interrupt the fear-tension-pain cycle.

    Regular relaxation and hypnotic practice enables you (and your birth companions) to be more calm and centred, leading to better decision-making, healthier child development and, again, an interruption of the fear-tension-pain cycle. Without reserves being drained in order to cope with high levels of anxiety and stress, you're freer to enjoy the experience.

    Hypnosis can be used to affect the body and allow it to function optimally. Just as athletes use mental rehearsal and hypnosis to improve their performance, you can use these same techniques to prepare yourself for a great birth.



    Pre-registration is required. It is important to register for prenatal class early to reserve your spot. To gain the most from your practice, please choose a series you will have completed by your 34th week of pregnancy.

    You can register for prenatal classes either by calling the office at 289-237-1596, or by emailing Info@HypnobirthingHamilton.com. Please note a "spot" includes the pregnant parent and up to two support people.

    Registration & payment of deposit is required to secure your space. In person classes are held in Burlington. Other group classes are available on Zoom, and private classes are also available via Zoom and in-person. Visit HypnobirthingHamilton.com for details.

    Weekday (5 weeks)

    Class runs one day a week for 5 weeks from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. Class fee is $325+HST.

    Weekend crash course (2 weeks)

    Class runs for two consecutive Saturdays, from 10 am - 5 pm, with a one-hour lunch break. Class fee is $325+HST.

    *Please note a reserve date is added to the end of each session in case a regular session has to be cancelled.

    Date Status
    Oct 19 - Nov 16, 2023 (Thursdays)
    *Nov 23 make-up date
    Class is full!
    Dec 2 & 9, 2023 (Saturdays)
    *Dec 16 make-up date
    1 spot left To register email Info@HypnobirthingHamilton.com
    Jan 4 - Feb 1, 2024 (Thursdays)
    *Feb 8 make-up date
    4 spots left To register email Info@HypnobirthingHamilton.com
    Feb 24 & Mar 2, 2024 (Saturdays)
    *Mar 9 make-up date
    4 spots left To register email Info@HypnobirthingHamilton.com