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The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete antenatal education programme that focuses on empowering you to have a positive and calm birth, whatever happens on the day. This practical, fun and informative course is split into four 2.5 hour sessions. Classes run in the evenings or weekends, in private or group sessions.

It is recommended that you and your birth partner begin your classes between 20 and 32 weeks of pregnancy, so that you have plenty of time to practice all the techniques you’ll learn. But, if you’ve discovered hypnobirthing later in your pregnancy don’t panic, I run amazing one-day workshops in Caversham with a pregnancy yoga teacher. I also offer intensive classes spread over two-days.

A handbook and seven relaxing mp3s are provided to our expectant clients to support their practice at home

This course has National Course Accreditation and Verification (NCAV) from FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators). Class content is shown below:

  • The Picture of Childbirth today
  • The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
  • The use of Self-Hypnosis techniques during pregnancy and labour
  • Acknowledging and understanding Pain
  • The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
  • Mind / Body connection
  • The Impact of Others
  • Taking charge of your thoughts
  • Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
  • What is Relaxation?
  • Positions for Relaxation
  • Remember to Breathe
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Eyes Open Hypnosis or day dreaming
  • Time Distortion and mindfulness
  • Anchoring
  • Birth Partner’s Script
  • Establishing a practice routine

 

  • Prenatal bonding
  • Promoting comfort
  • Your baby’s ideal position for birth
  • Medical interventions discussed
  • Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
  • Interventions explained
  • Benefits of a natural birth
  • Writing your birth plan
  • Making your birth choices
  • Physical preparations for birth
  • The mirror mantra
  • Fear release session
  • 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 for labour and birth
  • When baby arrives
  • Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session
  • Your practice and preparation diary