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.
Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus
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
Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
What is Relaxation?
Positions for Relaxation
Remember to Breathe
Eyes Open Hypnosis
Birth Partners Script
Establishing a practice routine
Choosing where to have your baby
Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
Alternative options for promoting comfort
Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
Benefits of a natural birth
Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices
Physical preparations for birth
The mirror mantra
Fear release session
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
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.