The Wise Hippo instructor training is fully accredited by The Royal College of Midwives (R.C.M) and Federation of Antenatal educators (FEDANT).

I am a lifetime member of The Royal College of Midwives (R.C.M)

I hold my own individual Malpractice, Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance with.

I am a participant in the Affiliate programme for


My promise to you is that I will update on Birthing issues annually – at least 8 hours – often this is many more hours! But I will commence a listing here of relevant study days or pieces of individual study, which I often fulfil without thinking to note down – but may help you to understand some of the background to our birthing work and topical content of various issues

November 2016

Annual Wise Hippo “Pod meet” – in Hertfordshire – 8 hours

  • Mark Harris session – Birthing 4 Blokes
  • Nick Haines session – The vitality test – your personal energies vs your business and passions
  • Annie Stoker session – from the One of Many team – self-care and archetypes
  • Round table talks with Kicki Hansard – Doula trainer; Janet Balaskas – Active birth innovator; Samantha Selby – “The Birth Healer” – supporting after pregnancy loss, infertility, birth experiences.
  • Evening dinner and fun! (Still counts as CPD!!)

Pod meet fun!

February 2017

The Birth Summit  Self study of 8 Microbirth videos about the Microbiome –  10 hours

March 2017

Microbiome workshop – Birmingham – 7 Hours.

The first ever One day Microbirth workshop from the film-making and award-winning Microbirth team.

Where I learnt how to teach “The Microbiome and pregnancy, birth & breastfeeding to new  & expectant parents”.

About setting up a  child’s immune system for lifelong health; exploring the gap between the scientists in their labs and the birth educators and workers who support new and expectant parents; linking with the book “The Microbiome effect”.