The wise hippo birthing programme

I’ve designed my course schedule to help you work out if hypnobirthing is right for you. And I’m so confident that you will agree it is, that I am happy to give you and your birth partner the first session for free.

Using hypnobirthing techniques you will learn how to let go of any birth-related fears you may have and become experts in deep relaxation, allowing you to remain calm, relaxed and in control. You will gain the confidence you need to make fully informed decisions throughout your pregnancy and birth, ensuring that you will always look back on your birth as a positive experience.

And let’s not forget your birthing partner who plays a vital role in any positive birth. They will learn everything they need to know to effectively support the mum to be throughout her labour, from setting up the perfect environment to soothing massage techniques.

The practical side of the course results in you developing a comprehensive birth plan, personal to you, to ensure everyone on your birthing team is on the same page and knows exactly how you picture your perfect birth.

It’s important to realise that the perfect birth does not have to be a 100% natural experience, it just has to be the right birth for you on the day. It’s ok to opt for the drugs if that’s what you decide is best for you, although feedback indicates that women who have completed the course are less likely to need pain relief during labour. Achieving the perfect birth simply means looking back on your experience in a positive way, no matter what path your birthing takes.

The Wise Hippo Birthing programme is 10 hours in total, usually split into 4 x 2.5-hour sessions.

You can attend the course at any point in your pregnancy, however, most people wait until after their 20-week scan. Don’t panic if you think you’ve left it too late, I know mum’s who have attended the course at 38 weeks and still gone on to have a calm and relaxed birth.

Small group sessions (maximum of six couples) enable you to learn alongside other local prospective parents which will give you a ready-made support network during the remainder of pregnancy and once your baby arrives.

Courses generally run on a Monday evening from 7pm in a venue in Ealing.

Group courses cost £295 per couple which includes a workbook for you to keep, access to all the Wise Hippo birthing MP3’s and ongoing support from myself should you need it in the run-up to your birth.

A 25% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due a week before the course commences.

For those that prefer, I also offer daytime, private courses in the comfort of your own home and will cover the wider West London Area. If you are located outside of London why not consider a private online course via Skype? get in touch for further details.

I’ve designed my course schedule to help you work out if hypnobirthing is right for you. And I’m so confident that you will agree it is, that I am happy to give you and your birth partner the first session for free.

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