Hypnobirthing is a complete birth education programme, that teaches simple but effective self hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques to achieve a calm and relaxed labour and birth.

The Wise Hippo programme I teach “may use hypnosis as part of its suite of tools and techniques it doesn’t mean that it has the same view on birth as traditional hypnobirthing. Because what we want for you is to have #therightbirthontheday.
Focussing on having The Right Birth on the Day provides you with the opportunity to create a positive mind set about birth, whilst building up your ability to make sure that everything that happens on the day (and beforehand if necessary) is what you believe is the right course of action for you to take.”

Hypnobirthing doesn’t mean you’ll be in a trance or a sleep. Rather, you’ll be able to chat, feeling calm and relaxed, but fully in control. You’ll always be aware of what is happening to you, and around you. Just imagine welcoming each surge! Feeling calm and relaxed, even smiling as your baby comes closer to you! Hypnobirthing allows you to experience birth in an atmosphere of calm relaxation, free of the fear and tension that prevents the birthing muscles of your body from functioning as Nature intended them to. Hypnobirthing doesn’t require any particular belief system, or prior experience. 

The Wise Hippo Course

Class One - Confident


You and your Birth Partner will lay a great foundation upon which to grow in confidence.

  • Bust any negative beliefs you may have about birth.
  • Get comfortable with what we mean by hypnosis. There are no swinging watches and getting you to cluck like a chicken we promise.
  • Familiarise yourself with the physiology of birth so you can let go of worrying about how all of that stuff works. We bet you will be fascinated.
  • Understand how the mind interprets PAIN… so that you can learn how to manage and control it.
  • Take charge of your thoughts so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to your birth, rather than feeling anxious and worried when it is a time for joy and happiness.

Class Two - Calm


Learn how to become an expert in relaxation so that you can feel calm, relaxed and in control in the lead up to and during your baby’s birth. 

  • Discover how to use your breath during labour to enable the birth cocktail of hormones to flow in just the right way.
  • Learn how to distract your mind away from your body so that you can distance yourself from any pain.
  • Set up useful anchors to relaxation that you can use any time you want any extra boost of those feel good hormones
  • Feel confident in the fact that your partner is learning how to use all of these tools and techniques with you, so that they can help you use them on the day. 

Class Three - Consider


It’s your birth so take the time to consider what is important to you.


  • Where do you want to birth?
  • What do you want your birthing environment to be like?
  • Who do you want to be with you?
  • How do you want to get labour started?
  • These are the kinds of questions you will be exploring, so that you can plan for the birth you want.
  • Experience a powerful FEAR RELEASE session so that you can look forward to your baby’s birth.

Class Four - Celebrate


Bringing it all together so that you feel ready for birth.

  • The focus is on your Birth Partner so that they fully understand how you want them to support you on the day.
  • Enjoy Soothing Strokes an incredibly simple form of light massage to stimulate your body’s natural pain relief.
  • Use your B.R.A.I.N.S. to make sure that you have a structure way to ask questions if required.
  • Explore the best Birthing Positions to support an easier more comfortable birth.
  • Learn birth humming to help avoid unnecessary forced pushing for birth.
  • Walk through your labour and birth from it getting started to holding your baby in your arms and how what you have been learning fits in with that.


Hypnobirthing classes

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