Midwife-Led Hypnobirthing With Louise Balm, St Albans

Group Hypnobirthing Course

Private Hypnobirthing Course

Hypnobirthing Refresher Class

Full Antenatal Hypnobirthing Courses For All Births

You can start your Hypnobirthing classes anytime after your 20 week detailed ultrasound scan.


Group Hypnobirthing Course £275

The Wise Hippo Birthing Full Antenatal Programme.

Suitable for first pregnancy and next babies.
For all Births.
The group setting is relaxed and comfortable, with up to 5 couples. Benefit from my extensive knowledge (14 years as a Midwife and hypnobirthing teacher since 2009!) Form connections with other expectant couples, with babies due around a similar time to you.
Prices are per couple.

Private Hypnobirthing Course From £299

Do you prefer a more flexible schedule?
Or an intensive course if you are later in your pregnancy?
Private courses can be taught In person or over Zoom.
Classes are tailored to your needs.
At Days/Times to suit you both.
£299 per couple weekday daytimes. £399 per couple weekday evenings.

Hypnobirthing Refresher Session £100

Private 2 Hour Class
For couples who have attended ANY hypnobirthing course previously, and feel they need a refresher and a recap for this baby. The perfect opportunity for quality time together with your partner, out of busy schedules, to focus on this birth and this baby. Tailored to you and your individual needs.
Add extra hours if needed @ £50 an hour
Prices are per couple

What’s Included/ What you get

(Group & Private courses)

• 4 x 2 hour classes
• Free 1 hour “recap” refresher session in the last month before your baby is due.
• Hypnobirthing course book and online digital version.
• 10 Hypnobirthing relaxation tracks
• Online access to amazing Hypnobirthing videos.
• Class Whatsapp for your group class (subject to consent)
• My support right up to your birth.
• Post birth healing relaxation track
• Postnatal breastfeeding class video and breastfeeding affirmations relaxation track
• Invite to BirthBalm Baby Meet Ups
• Benefit from my extensive experience of 14 years NHS Midwife and Hypnobirthing teacher since 2009 with over 1,500 couples taught!


Next Available Group Course Dates

Full Hypnobirthing Antenatal Programme- In Person


Sept 2022

8th, 13th, 20th, 27th 7.30-9.30pm

Oct 2022

4th, 11th, 18th, 25th 7.30-9.30pm

Nov 2022

1st, 8th, 11th, 22nd 7.30pm-9.30pm

Dec 2022

29th Nov, Dec 6th, 13th, 20th 7:30-9:30pm

Jan 2023

3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 7.30-9.30pm

Investing in BirthBalm Hypnobirthing classes is not only for your birthing day, but an investment for yourselves and your new family. You’ll have the tools and techniques learnt for life!


My classes are friendly, informal and welcoming. I love teaching antenatal classes from my home in St Albans. This is a comfortable, relaxing environment, that really lends itself to teaching Hypnobirthing. Unrestricted parking is available.

“I had a fantastic birth experience which was very much due to hypnobirthing with Louise. The mental and practical preparation along with her invaluable experience as a Midwife was amazing, thank you!”

Lyndsey Moore

The Wise Hippo Birthing Course Content

•    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 And Distractions •    Remember to Breathe •    Self-Hypnosis •    Eyes Open Hypnosis •    Time Distortion •    Anchoring •    Birth Partners Script •    Practising What You Have Learnt- Establishing a Routine
•    Prenatal Bonding •    Choosing Where to Have Your Baby •    Your Baby’s Ideal Position for Birth •    Physical Preparations for Birth •    Birth Planning/Preferences/Choices •    Natural Nudges of Encouragement for Your Baby •    Alternative Options for Promoting Comfort •    Medical Interventions Discussed •    Fear Release
•    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 for Labour and Birth •    When Baby Arrives •    Sea of Serenity- Birth Hypnosis Session •    Your Practice and Preparation Diary

Stumbled across HypnoBirthing late in pregnancy?

Don’t worry, it’s never too late! There’s still time! Please contact me to discuss availability and book.

By the time your baby is due, you’ll feel calm, confident, prepared; and looking forward to the birth of your baby.

“Louise’s classes have been life changing! I felt so calm and positive in the pregnancy and in labour. I’m so grateful as is my partner. I could do it again tomorrow if I had to!”

Rachael Theakston

Paid Time off Work for Antenatal Classes!

You are entitled to paid time off from work to attend antenatal classes, if they have been recommended by a doctor or midwife. Also, the other parent has the right to unpaid time off work to attend 2 antenatal appointments.

Find out more at www.gov.uk/working-when-pregnant-your-rights