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Wise Hippo Birth Preparation Classes

Grow in confidence, release your fears and learn to trust your own instincts through bump, birth and beyond as I guide you through the information you need, and teach you deep relaxation techniques for your "right birth on the day".

 

Helping, Informing, Supporting

Reduce anxiety


Know your choices


Have the right birth on the day


Royal College of Midwives
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.

Helping, Informing, Supporting

Reduce anxiety


Know your choices


Have the right birth on the day


About the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

Why the Wise Hippo?


As well as a play on 'hypnosis', did you know that the Hippo is the Native American symbol of the birthing mother? And Tawret, the Egyptian goddess of childbirth and fertility, has the head of a hippo! It is certainly the perfect symbol for this birthing programme.



Is the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme just about 'hypnosis'?


Of course there are hypnosis techniques for you to practise and use, but the simply answer would be ‘absolutely not!’ it is so much more. During your Wise Hippo birth preparation classes you will learn about the physiology of pregnancy and birth, the connection between the mind and body and some fantastic deep relaxation techniques (the ‘hypno’ bit) as well as how your birth partner can fully support you during this special time. These tools will help calm even the most anxious of mummies (and daddies)-to-be through pregnancy, birth and beyond, empowering you to trust your body and to labour without fear.


The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour ante-natal programme that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes or two day workshops. A workbook and 5 x mp3s will be provided to support your practice at home and I am only on the end of the phone if you need additional support. The Wise Hippo birthing programme promotes a positive birth experience throughout it’s suite of birth modules.



"My partner was a little bit dubious when I said I wanted to go to hypnobirthing classes but we could not recommend Helen and hypnobirthing enough now, I think he might of even enjoyed it more than me!
We have a baby due in May this year and are looking forward to the birth now- even planning a home birth. Really informative and interesting, held in a lovely relaxed manner.
We love Helen!" - T. Mackenzie-Shapland, Feb 2017.



For more reviews, please visit my Facebook page.



More information


For much more detailed information on the content of my classes, please visit my Wise Hippo website, dedicated to this topic.



Class schedule


Please see my classes page for venues, times and costs.



How can I help you?


As a qualified Wise Hippo Birthing Instructor, I appreciate that every woman will have individual needs, wants and concerns with regards to their baby's birth and I teach with this in mind. Flexibility and support are important to me so that you can then prepare for birth in a way that feels right for you.


If you would like to meet or chat before you book your class then feel free to message me. Look forward to hearing from you.


Helen x



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