The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme GROUP CLASSES



The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is often confused with other hypnobirthing courses. Yes the course does include relaxation techniques and self-hypnosis BUT it offers so much more as well!

As well as becoming an expert in relaxation and learning valuable breathing techniques for labour and birth, you will also take away:

  • All of the information, techniques and tools you need to enable you to have an empowering and positive birth experience!
  • Lots of useful and important information on your choices and rights during pregnancy, labour and birth which will help you to make informed decisions.
  • Advice on practical birth planning, how to create your ideal birthing environment, how to stay calm, relaxed, focused and in control throughout your labour and birth, different birthing positions, the birth partner’s role and lots lots more! 
  • ‘Skills for life’ which can be used long after your baby is born in many different situations.

So this is not just about learning how to relax during labour and birth, it is about informing yourself, empowering yourself and taking control of your birth experience so that you have the right birth on the day for you and your baby.

Below is a breakdown of what you will learn in each class:

    • 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


The earliest we recommend that you start The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is after your 20 week scan to give you plenty of time to practice the tools and techniques before the birth. However don’t be put off if you are far along in your pregnancy as you can still benefit from attending classes and practicing the techniques in your final weeks of pregnancy. I have taught couples at 38 weeks who have gone on to have an amazing birth! It is never too late! Some couples prefer to start later on in the pregnancy, closer to their due date as they find they feel more focused and motivated! 


Groups are kept small which allows enough time for everyone to ask questions if they want to as we go along. This makes the class more interactive for you and this is way more fun then you just sitting there listening to me waffle on for the whole class! I love listening to my couples sharing their stories, feedback and especially their ‘lightbulb moments’ when things click into place and they realise just how AMAZING The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is and how it’s working for them! If we get really carried away (as we often do) this can of course lead to the classes running over 2.5 hours so I would always advise you to allow 3 hours per class just in case! 


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The 4 week group course costs £265 per couple.

Each couple will receive:

  • A minimum of 10 hours of tuition over 4 classes – see below for an overview of what we cover in each class.
  • A Wise Hippo manual work book to complement the classes and support your learning at home.
  • Access to your own online client area on the Wise Hippo website.
  • Beautifully scripted relaxation MP3s to support your preparation at home.
  • Positive birthing affirmations designed to increase your confidence and leave you feeling positive about birth.
  • Access to a private Facebook group for you and your classmates where I can continue to support you after the course ends up until your baby’s birth.
  • Ongoing UNLIMITED support for 6 weeks following your baby’s birth via the Facebook group and in person at The Mother Side Meet Ups (Weekly in Saffron Walden)
  • An optional private birth debrief session.
  • Lots of juicy BONUS content, resources and information to complement the course.
  • Membership to the global Wise Hippo Facebook support group ‘The Hip Club’.
  • Snacks and refreshments at all classes
  • Invitations to regular Wise Hippo social events – come and join our welcoming and friendly community of amazing Mums, Dads, bumps & little ones! 🙂

A £75 non-refundable deposit is required to book your place. Payment plans are available to help you spread out the cost of the course. Please let me know if this is something you are interested in.  



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