Birthing Programme

Suitable  20 – 34 weeks, but can really be undertaken at any stage of pregnancy
4 x 2.5 – 3 Hour sessions –

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10  – 12 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5 – 3 hour classes.

A workbook and 8 x mp3s are provided for  YOU to support YOUR  practice at home.

What is taught in each class is shown below:-

  • 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
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Eyes Open Hypnosis
  • Time Distortion
  • Anchoring
  • 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

After completion of the course, you receive:-

Access to “The Hip Club” Facebook group

A course evaluation

Ongoing e-mail or phone support if required

A birth survey to complete