Is The Wise Hippo Birthing programme
Are you worrying about whether you can practice (or even believe!) in hypnosis?
Are you wondering if you would cope with the 'pain' of childbirth or ‘handle it’ if you need intervention?
Maybe you are thinking “I better not do a course like The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme because they are going to tell me that I can’t have an epidural, or that I won’t need it because I won’t feel any pain if I just do as they say?”
Perhaps you are frightened of setting yourself up because you’ve heard that if hypnobirthing goes well then it’s like a dream come true, but if it goes badly then you are going to feel like you’ve failed.
If you have thought any of those thoughts, then this course is
for you, because it's none of those things! Read on...
Whilst The Wise Hippo 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 other traditional hypnobirthing courses. Because what we want for you is to have THE RIGHT BIRTH ON THE DAY which remains to be our motto and what we really believe in.
Focussing on having THE RIGHT BIRTH ON THE DAY, our 4 week programme provides you with the opportunity to create a positive mindset 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.
You might wonder why this approach is so important...It is because it is only realistic to understand that life throws us curved balls sometimes doesn’t it? It doesn’t matter how positively you focus on your birth, how much practice you do or how much you plan, sometimes things don’t go the way you hoped they would.
When the curve balls turn up you can use the tools and techniques you’ve learnt to remain emotionally in control. You can make sure that you ask all of the right questions of your medical caregivers, so that you fully understand all of the decisions that you make, which means that you will be able to look back on our baby’s birth no matter how it turns out on the day and know it was right for you and your baby.
How will Hypnobirthing Help Me?
The belief that childbirth is dangerous and extremely painful is deeply imbedded in our culture. Fear creates tension in the body which keeps a woman’s body from being able to let go and give birth easily. In our classes, fear of childbirth is dispelled through education about the normal, physiologic process of birth.
You will learn how the mind impacts the body’s ability to relax and give birth via proven techniques of deep relaxation, visualization, and self love.
The main benefit for a couple who takes these classes is an increased level of confidence in their ability to have a respectful and easier, gentler birth, no matter what course their birth takes.
During our 4 week classes, you will also learn and practice useful breathing techniques, understand the physiology of birth, partner support, advocating for your rights in childbirth & much more. We will also watch beautiful and positive birth videos at the end of every class!
* Classes are recommended to be started between 20-34 weeks of pregnancy *
What you will receive upon booking
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme (TWH) workbook
Your online access to the client's area of the TWH website with lots of resources
7 Relaxation MP3s
Your birth parter/husband to attend
Deep relaxation practice sessions with every class
Interactive discussions & a chance to meet and socialize with fellow expectant couples (group classes)
A special goodie bag full of gift vouchers, informational leaflets and goodies from our partners!