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The Wise Hippo Birthing programme offers a comprehensive antenatal course totalling 10 hours of instruction.  Classes are 4 x 2.5 hour sessions.

You can join a group class or you can decide to do it just you and you birth partner at the comfort of your home. Please get in touch with me to discuss the options.


All of the hypnosis techniques are learnt during the first two sessions which ensures that I can see how the couples are progressing with their practice of the techniques and allows opportunity for questions and review of these techniques. The number of attendees is kept low in order to ensure that I can give appropriate attention to each individual and ensure that everyone gets the most from attending the course.

The ideal time would be to start is between 20-32 weeks so you have plenty time to practise. However, if your are more then 32 weeks you can still benefit from the technique. Many couples started after 32 weeks and they still achived calm, relaxed and in control birth.

This programme offers:

  • The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme manual to help structure your practice at home

  • 5 x mp3s to support your personal practice

  • Specially designed tools for you to build your confidence and help you to have a calm, relaxed and in control birth no mater where the birthing path will take you

  • Ongoing support and information throughout your pregnancy



•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


•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


•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


•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

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