The Birthing Programme (hypnobirthing)
THE WISE HIPPO BIRTHING PROGRAMME:
A NEW APPROACH TO BIRTH
This fun, extensive hypnobirthing programme is full of factual information about labour and birth, along with simple to follow tools and techniques, so that you are able to:
Alleviate any fears
Become an expert in relaxation
Ensure that you are always the ones in control of your baby’s birth (whatever turn your birthing takes).
A quote from The Wise Hippo:
“We believe a ‘positive birth’ experience is a state of mind; it’s not defined by what happens during labour and birth but by how a woman feels about her baby’s birth. Because of this belief we are able to teach skills and knowledge that empower women to trust their instincts and ensure that their baby has the right birth on the day.
We respect that every woman has the right to choose the birth that she wants for her child (whatever that may be) and we trust that our clients know what is right for them”.
WHAT DO YOU GET:
A complete 12 hour programme that typically runs as 4 x 3 hour classes
A post birth session
A workbook packed full of goodness
7 x mp3s to support their practice at home
Access to your personal private area of The Wise Hippo hypnobirthing website
Access to a VIP closed Facebook group, Only Human Village, for connecting with and gaining support from other parents
Access to The Wise Hippo closed Facebook group for support from our experts and other mums
Loads of extra resources
A goodie bag. Seriously, who doesn’t love a goodie bag?
Follow up emails and support until 2 weeks after your baby arrives
For Private Clients: As well as having a more personally tailored experience, I also offer a ‘refresh’ session between the completion of the course and your baby’s arrival if you wish.
WOAH, that’s a LOT of stuff!
The Birthing Programme is 12 hours typically split into 4 x 3 hour classes. They are usually attended by Mum and Birthing Partner. The Birth Partner is the person who will be by your side during your birth. They could be your intimate partner, your baby’s Daddy, your sister, your mum, your doula etc.
It’s ideal for you to be between 20 – 34 weeks of pregnancy allowing plenty of time for practice. For more on when do I start? please visit FAQs.
Group : £245 per couple (max 4 couples per group)
Private : £430 per couple (+mileage) (in the comfort of your own home)
Duet Private: If you have a friend who would also like to do the course then I can teach both couples in either home. Message me for details.
I offer payment plans and gift vouchers so do get in touch if you’d like to chat about how I can help you.
INFORMATION – becoming empowered so that you can make confident, informed decisions
TECHNIQUES & TOOLS – how to stay calm, relaxed, focused and in control
PRACTICAL BIRTH PLANNING – creating your ideal birthing environment, birth preferences, birthing positions and lots lots more!
BIRTH PARTNER – how to make the ultimate birthing team!
BONUS – ‘Skills for life’ which can be used long after your baby is born in many different situations.
Class One - Here comes the Science.
The Picture of Childbirth today
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials
The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear
Mind / Body connection
The Impact of Others
Taking charge of your thoughts
Class Two - The mega relaxation session...mmm...
Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
What is Relaxation?
Positions for Relaxation
Remember to Breathe
Eyes Open Hypnosis
Birth Partners Script
Establishing a practice routine
Class Three - Discovering your options.
Choosing where to have your baby
Choosing who will be with you
Alternative options for promoting comfort
Natural nudges of encouragement
Benefits of a natural birth
Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
Physical preparations for birth
Fear release session
Class Four - Birthing your tiny human. Yay!
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
Post Birth Session - Where cake and tea are consumed. Mega YUM!
This additional FREE session is open primarily to mama and baby but birth partners are of course very welcome to attend and we would love to see you.
When your new tiny human is here, I will hold a coffee morning for those of you from the same group session. This is a great opportunity for you to show off your beautiful new babies, to connect with friends you have made during the course and to share your birthing experience in a positive, warm and encouraging environment. If there were any moments you felt did not go as you had wished, you also have the opportunity here to chat about them and regain some confidence and reframing. Plus, lots of newborn cuddles and cake!
For Private Clients, this session will be held at your discretion, in your own home.
GROUP COURSE DATES 2019
GROUP BIRTHING PROGRAMME (HYPNOBIRTHING)
FEBRUARY - Fully Booked
Sat, 16 Mar 10am - 1pm
Sat, 23 Mar 10am - 1pm
Sat, 30 Mar 10am - 1pm
Sat, 6 Apr 10am - 1pm
The Church Rooms, Rectory Road, Coltishall, NORFOLK, NR12 7HL
(15-20mins outside of Norwich city centre). It is a residential area and there is ample street parking available.