The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme Course

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour birth preparation course. A workbook 12 x mp3s and an extensive video library are provided to support your practice at home.  

If you have chosen a third birth partner such as a doula, mum or sister they are free of charge. We also include ongoing phone and email support up to the birth, and host regular coffee mornings which are a great way to meet other mummies, babies and bumps we have recently taught and a lovely way for us to catch up with everyone again and get lots of lovely baby cuddles too 🙂

We also teach a monthly Relax, Breath and Birth class which is wonderfully relaxing class and is a great introduction to the The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme. 

What is taught in each class is shown below.

    • 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
    • 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
    • Time Distortion
    • Anchoring
    • Birth Partners Script
    • Establishing a practice routine
    • 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
    • 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