The Wise Hippo Programme

The  Birth Preparation Course

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes. A workbook and 7 x mp3s are provided to support your practice at home.


I strongly reccommend the course is attended by your birth partners so they fully understand the topics covered and their very important role as the protector of the birth.


Private Courses are run in your home and are £250 per course


It is recommended that you start classes after 22 weeks and ideally before 34 weeks.  If you are already beyond 34 weeks please call me to discuss available options.  It is still possible to benefit from a course, but a fast course may be a good option.

Class One

Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus

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

Class Two

Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort

What is Relaxation?

Positions for Relaxation

Remember to Breathe


Eyes Open Hypnosis

Time Distortion


Birth Partners Script

Establishing a practice routine

Class Three

Prenatal bonding

Choosing where to have your baby

Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby

Alternative options for promoting comfort

Medical intervention

Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby

Interventions explained

Benefits of a natural birth

Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices

Physical preparations for birth

The mirror mantra

Fear release session

Class Four

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

£250 Priivate

Preparing for your   Cesarean  section

The Wise Hippo Cesarean Section classes are perfect if your baby is to be born via cesarean section.  Although it is a medical procedure you can make it the wonderful magical experience the birth of your baby should be. 

Pregnancy relaxation, hypnosis and understaining your choices will help you to remaincalm and feel in control leading up to and during your baby's birth.   

You will also be given additional recovery hypnosis to aid your healing.

£170 Priivate

Contact me for a free telephone consultation to find out more. 

© 2014 by Annalie Lockhart. 

Tel: 07710 772491

Annalie Lockhart

Birth Harmony

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