Congratulations on your pregnancy,

or happy browsing if you are simply planning ahead!

Due to COVID-19, all BirthBalm group classes are live & online, using Zoom. Classes are still interactive, with discussions, demos, bespoke content and time to ask questions.

Private classes are also currently via Zoom, adhering to current Government guidelines.

Maybe you’ve had your head stuck in the sand for way too long about how your baby is going to make its way out?


And possibly you are hearing lots of horror stories about birth, and you are starting to worry about the pain or “losing control” during your baby’s birth?

Sounds familiar?

Imagine, that you’ve got a wealth of simple and easy to follow tools and techniques to use on your birthing day.


Now you are feeling calm, confident and ready for your birth and early parenting.

Feels good?

The good news is the Wise Hippo Birthing programme will provide you and your partner with all the tools and techniques required.


I can support you every step of your journey from bump, birth to baby and I bet you can’t wait to get started, can you? See upcoming class dates and more information on my doula services and placenta encapsulation. I am based in St Albans and support parents locally, including Harpenden and the surrounding areas.

Meet Louise Balm

  • Registered  Midwife with 14 years of experience in the NHS
  • Experienced HypnoBirthing practitioner since 2009
  • Over 1000 couples have benefited from BirthBalm classes
  • HypnoBirthing mum of two beautiful girls
  • Placenta Specialist

“I came to Louise’s classes thinking I was going to prepare for birth, but we got way more than that. We felt confident knowing that Louise was a Midwife and had seen all things birth!  Added to that, she is a hypnobirthing mum herself. These were a huge bonus and gave us great confidence.”

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is so much more than traditional hypnobirthing classes.

It is life changing antenatal education, that not only teaches women to have a positive birth experience, but it also creates strong confident mothers who inherently trust themselves, and by trusting their instincts, make choices that are right for themselves and their families.

Old style hypnobirthing teaches you how to have a natural birth without drugs, but life doesn’t always go the way you want, does it? Sometimes life throws you curve balls and you want to know how to be prepared for that too. That is why I will teach you how to have ‘the right birth on the day’ so that you can feel prepared no matter what happens during your baby’s birth.

Couples leave my classes feeling calm, confident and looking forward to the birth of their baby!

Parents report back, the Wise Hippo techniques made an invaluable difference, every time.

Come join my classes and see what it’s all about!

“I was dreading the prospect of giving birth before taking these classes. Hypnobirthing with Louise enabled me to be confident about giving birth and enjoy the prospect of meeting my son for the first time, replacing fear with calm confidence, knowing I had the tools and techniques to meet any challenges.”


Upcoming Group Classes 2021

Due to COVID-19, all BirthBalm group classes are live & online, using Zoom. Classes are still interactive, with discussions, demos, bespoke content and time to ask questions. Private classes are currently also via Zoom, adhering to current Government guidelines.


December 2020 - Fully Booked





Tuesday 1st , Mondays 7th, 14th & 21st December. All at 7.30pm





January 2021 - Fully Booked




Mondays 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th January. All at 7.30pm




February 2021- Fully Booked




Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd February. All at 7.30pm




March 2021 - Fully Booked




Mondays 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd March. All at 7.30pm.




April 2021- Fully Booked 1:1's available


March 29th, April 12th,19th, 26th. All at 7.30pm


May 2021- 1 place remaining


May 5th,10th,17th, 24th. All at 7.30pm



June 2021

June 2nd, 7th, 14th and 21st. All at 7.30pm.



July 2021

Mondays June 28th, July 5th, 12th and 19th. All at 7.30pm.

Places are limited.

For more information or to book classes please email Louise, call on 07932 745 925 or use the contact form provided.


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Contact Louise Balm

07932 745 925



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