HypnoBirthing- The Wise Hippo Way!
I choose to teach The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, a fresh modern approach to old style hypnobirthing. Traditional ‘Hypnobirthing’ is often perceived as natural childbirth without drugs- that if you do everything the book says, you will have the perfect birth. I am honest with everyone that works with me- this kind of guarantee is just not possible. It doesn’t need to be pain free or drug free to be an amazing experience. And, life has a habit of throwing us a curve ball from time to time, and sometimes babies simply have other ideas on the birthing day!
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme will teach you how to relax emotionally and physically, and how to plan for a feeling of success no matter what path your birthing takes.
Both are hypnobirthing mums and have many years of experience in educating and supporting women and their partners with their birth preparations.
Those that did have an intervention, know that they made the right informed decisions on the day, and were empowered to do so. An outcome of healthy mum, healthy baby, and positive birth experience for both parents, lasting which is a really great way to start off as a new family unit.
No matter how their baby is born the Wise Hippo mums do not feel they have failed, let down or guilty, as they and their partners know that they had the right birth on the day, which gives a sense of achievement every time!
Couples leave my classes feeling calm, confident and looking forward to the birth of their baby!
Watch this video (featuring me!) to see what midwives think of The Wise Hippo HypnoBirthing?
What is the “hypnosis” in HypnoBirthing?
There is nothing to be scared of! Hypnosis is simply a deep form of relaxation, facilitating a calm, peaceful state of mind. We all go in and out of hypnotic states naturally, many times daily. Examples of this are; when we are engrossed in a really good film or TV programme, when we are driving in the car and reach our destination but don’t remember the journey, and when we get caught up in daydreams, or simply doing something routine.
HypnoBirthing - What does it feel like?
- Calmer, more comfortable birth experience
- Enables your partner to play an integral role in your birthing
- Reduces the need for medical intervention
- Increases your chances of having a natural birth
- Promotes bonding between mum, baby and birth partner
- Improved recovery after the birth
- A more relaxed baby, that is more likely to feed and settle more easily
- Calmer births with less intervention can be helpful in a baby latching on to the breast more easily and the successful establishment of breastfeeding.
Why Choose the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme Over Conventional Antenatal Classes?
The difference between conventional antenatal classes and the Wise Hippo is that conventional antenatal classes will tell you that you should relax when you are birthing. In these, I will teach you how to relax, giving you all the necessary tools to do this, and of course, you will learn how to plan to have “the right birth on the day.”