Individual Add-ons

Variable to your circumstances and stages of pregnancy…the extra material involved will be built into your standard Birthing Programme as much as possible, although an extended session may be profitable on demand.

The Wise Hippo programmes strive very hard to ensure your right birth on the day.

No two births are the same but there is the capacity for you all to feel the same, regardless of your circumstances, even if they change last-minute.

Time4Birth with Bernie AllportThe following list of events/changes of circumstance are supported by specific programme materials and guidance, so that you can achieve what you desire.

VBAC

  • Get a special code for The Wise Hippo website, to access VBAC material
  • Recommendation to join the “Calm & Relaxed” VBAC Facebook group
  • Additional relevant VBAC video clips to show in class
  • Any extra searching, statistics, help with creating Birth choices that my 33 years of Midwifery experience can support you with.

INDUCTION OF LABOUR

This add-on relates to avoidance of IOL, the negotiation process around IOL and Preparation for IOL if decision is made.

I suggest that you make contact with me if IOL is a possibility or you have booked it as your decision, then you can have some dedicated time to pursue the content below and enjoy a further relevant hypnosis/relaxation session.

  • Get a special code for The Wise Hippo website, to access relevant IOL material
  • Option to purchase “I know you will come when you are ready….but” Mp3
  • Midwife-led videos shown to you about the subject of IOL
  • Any extra searching, statistics, help with creating Birth choices that my 33 years of Midwifery experience can support you with.

BREECH BABIES

I suggest that you make contact with me if you wish to work with your Breech baby, then you can have some dedicated time to pursue the content below and enjoy a further relevant hypnosis/relaxation session.

  • Get a special code for The Wise Hippo website, to access relevant Breech material
  • Dedicated breech information videos, presented by a midwife
  • Do you wish to consider options for helping your baby to turn?
  • Extra hypnosis/relaxation session for breech turn and other supportive information about services offered within your NHS care.
  • Are you interested in looking at different options for birth if your baby remains breech?
  • Explore what your options are and why; receive information on National help guides.
  • Any extra searching, statistics, help with creating Birth choices that my 33 years of Midwifery experience can support you with.

TWINS/MULTIPLE BIRTH

  • Get a special code for The Wise Hippo website, to access relevant Twins/Multiples material
  • Dedicated Twin birth video of one of our Wise Hippo couples
  • Recommendation to join the “Hypnobirthing for multiples” Facebook Group
  • The extra help and support for planning, that my 33 years of Midwifery experience offers to you, as you negotiate your way around being that “High risk” client.

LOTUS BIRTH

We are aware that some couples would like to leave the umbilical cord to detach naturally over the 7 – 10 days following birth, whilst still intact with the placenta. If this is for you, I suggest that you make contact with me, then you can have some dedicated time to pursue information and planning.

  • Get a special code for The Wise Hippo website, to access relevant Lotus birth material
  • Dedicated videos on the subject of Lotus birth