Personal Message From Tamara Cianfini

Hi I’m Tamara, mum of two, founder of The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, Hypnobirthing teacher/Midwife trainer, f
ully certified birth doula, founder of World Hypnobirthing Day and Author of The Birth Path book ( available now via Amazon) 

I have been teaching and training others to teach hypnobirthing since 2007. As a mother of 2 children (both born in very different ways) I know that birth does not have to be the horrendous, painful experience I unfortunately had to endure during the birth of my first child, where I was induced for no medical reason the day the twin towers went down and only 11 days past my EDD (estimated due date).

The only birth preparation classes that were recommended to me during my first pregnancy were NHS classes that focused primarily on pain relief and special circumstances during labour and birth. The worrying thing is that this is still the case for many women living in my area. There is nothing more important than getting the right education when it comes to birthing your baby…I know that now! It is important to know what our options are when we are pregnant, and we rely on our GP and midwife to provide us with this information which is often very limited. I wish my midwife had told me about hypnobirthing during my first pregnancy!

Thanks to hypnobirthing I was able to achieve a deep state of relaxation during labour with my second child. It was completely pain free and the most incredible experience of my life!

I do, however, have to say that I didn’t quite believe that it was at all possible to have a calm, relaxed birth until I experienced it for myself. This was an epiphany moment for me, as I have been literally living and breathing hypnobirthing ever since. 

My experience, knowledge and passion inspired me to produce ‘The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme’ in 2013 which is the perfect preparation for birth. To find out more please visit my other website

I currently only teach private hypnobirthing classes and attend births as a doula in Hertfordshire.

Tamara x

PS Teaching First time mums Sam, Ferne and Danielle was a wonderful experience…The only way is ‘The Wise Hippo’ of course!