The Wise Hippo is a new approach to birthing. 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.
Childbirth can be an empowering and positive event in your life – one that you will want to remember. With the help of hypnotherapy for birth, The Wise Hippo Birth Preparation Programme will teach you techniques that will enable you to birth your baby in a more comfortable, calm and relaxing environment, and one where you are in control and you need less intervention from others.
You will learn:
- Fear release methods to allow you to be relaxed and confident for the birth
- Self-hypnosis inducing deep relaxation
- Massage techniques – stimulating endorphins, your body’s natural anaesthetic
- Visualisation exercises to keep you grounded, serene and positive
- Different breathing techniques for labour and and birth
- How your mind and body work together efficiently and comfortably
The Wise Hippo Birth Preparation Programme not only prepares you and your birth partner for childbirth in a comprehensive way but also enables your baby to have a gentle birth which has been proven to result in a calmer baby. The classes will encourage you to develop life skills that can help you prepare for and enjoy both a positive birthing experience and the many rewarding years of parenthood that lie beyond.
The course costs £250 and includes The Wise Hippo workbook and 5 x mp3s to support home practice. Ongoing telephone and email support is also included to ensure that you feel confident and supported as you approach your birthing.
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme classes can be attended by Mum and Birthing Partner (normally the Dad but doesn’t have to be) ideally between 20 – 34 weeks of pregnancy allowing plenty of time for practice.
2018 Term 1:
January 20th – February 17th
Saturdays 15:00 – 18:00 (excluding 27th January)2018
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