Here to help you achieve the right birth on the day!

The Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing Program provides a complete and comprehensive antenatal education to prepare for a calm and instinctive birth. The aim is to help you approach baby’s birth with confidence and provide you with the tools to enable you to remain calm and in control whatever course your birth takes.

The Birthing Programme includes

  • 4 x 2.5 hour sessions within your own home or online
  • The Birthing Programme workbook
  • 8 x mp3s (including a post birth body nurturing mp3)
  • Email / Phone support from me up until you have your baby
  • Practice and preparation diary

The Course Overview

Week One:

  • Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus
  • The Picture of Childbirth today
  • The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
  • Defining Hypnosis
  • Acknowledging Pain
  • The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
  • Understanding Mind and Body connection
  • The Impact of Others
  • Taking charge of your thoughts

Week Two:

  • Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
  • What is Relaxation?
  • Positions for Relaxation
  • Remember to Breathe
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Eyes Open Hypnosis
  • Time Distortion
  • Anchoring
  • Birth Partners Script
  • Establishing a practice routine

Week Three:

  • Prenatal bonding
  • Choosing where to have your baby
  • Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
  • Alternative options for promoting comfort
  • Medical intervention
  • Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
  • Interventions explained
  • Benefits of a natural birth
  • Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
  • Physical preparations for birth
  • The mirror mantra
  • Fear release session

Week Four:

  • Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
  • Positions for birth
  • Ligaments and pelvis
  • Humming your baby down – birthing your baby
  • Birth partner’s role
  • Using the techniques during labour
  • When baby arrives
  • Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session
  • Your practice and preparation diary

The Wise Hippo programme encourages you to start the course as early as 20 weeks to prepare you fully for your birth, however the programme is accessible later in your pregnancy too.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all teaching will be done online using zoom. To ensure the quality of delivering the materials remotely, it will be delivered one to one for a reduced price. Please Don’t hesitate to drop me an email. Look forward talking with you.