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or happy browsing if you are simply planning ahead!


Face to face Group classes have recommenced!

Zoom Group and 1:1 classes continue to be available. Zoom classes are still interactive, with discussions, demos, bespoke content and time to ask questions.

All of the above adheres to current Government COVID-19 guidance.

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 placenta encapsulation. I am based in St Albans, Hertfordshire and support parents locally, across neighbouring counties such as Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. And thanks to Zoom, I’ve been teaching worldwide covering countries including Sweden, Scotland & South Africa!

Hi, I’m 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 Classes 2021 / 2022

Face to face Group and 1:1 classes have recommenced!

Zoom 1:1 and Group classes continue to be available. Zoom classes are still interactive, with discussions, demos, bespoke content and time to ask questions.

All of the above adheres to current Government COVID-19 guidance.

June 2021 - Fully Booked

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



July 2021 - Fully Booked

June 24th, July 5th, 12th and 19th. All at 7.30pm.

August 2021 - Fully Booked

Face to face classes - August 2nd, 9th, 12th and 23rd. All at 7.30pm

Zoom classes are also available

September 2021 - Fully booked

Face to face classes - September 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd.  All at 7.30pm

Zoom classes - September 15th, 22nd, 29th and October 6th. All at 7.30-9.30pm

October 2021 - Fully Booked (1:1 and Zoom classes also available)

Face to face classes - September 30th, October 7th, 14th and 21st.  All at 7.30pm


November 2021 - 1 place remaining (1:1 and Zoom classes also available)

Face to face classes - Thursdays 28th (Oct) 4th, 11th, 18th November. All at 7.30pm.

Zoom classes - November 3rd, 10th,17th and 24th.  All at 7.30pm-9.30pm.

December 2021 Face to Face and Zoom classes

Face to face classes - Thursdays 25th (Nov), 2nd, 9th, 16th December. All at 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Zoom classes - Wednesdays December 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd. All at 7.30pm- 9.30pm.

January 2022 - Face To Face (3 places remaining) And Zoom Classes


Face to Face classes - Wednesday January 5th, Tuesdays 11th, 18th and 25th. All at 7.30pm

Zoom classes also available



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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