A COMPLETE ANTENATAL COURSE INCLUDING ‘HYPNOBIRTHING’, BIRTH PREPARATION, EDUCATION ON YOUR BIRTH CHOICES AND MORE! Weekend Intensive 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
*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
*Eyes Open Hypnosis
*Birth Partners Script
*Establishing a practice routine
*Choosing where to have your baby
*Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby
*Alternative options for promoting comfort
*Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby
*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
WHEN TO START
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. 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!
I teach a maximum of four couples per group 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 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!
WHEN & WHERE?
Group classes are taught over 2 weekends, at my cozy home studio, located on the beach, in the characterful old fishing village of Footdee, Aberdeen. Free on-street parking is available and the number 15 bus stops just opposite of the house. Classes are Saturdays and Sundays 2.00pm till 4.30pm. October 29th and 30th, November 5th and 6th.
If you are interested in the programme but simply find the dates and times don't suit you,
please email me firstname.lastname@example.org and I am confident we can find a time that suits us both.
The 4 week group course costs £225 per couple.
This price includes:
- 10 hour course taught over 4 classes – see above for an overview of what we cover in each class.
- A work book to support your learning at home
- 6 x MP3s for you to listen to at home.
- Birthing affirmations
- Ongoing telephone and email support from me up until the birth.
- Information, advice and signposting to other relevant local support services.
- Regular updates and useful information via my Facebook page.
- Membership to the Hip Club (National Wise Hippo Facebook Support Group)
Refreshments and snacks will be available at all classes.
A £50 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.
GROUP BOOKINGS – £25 DISCOUNT PER COUPLE
If you know another couple who wishes to do the course with you, book your places together to receive a £50 discount! For every additional couple you book with they will receive a £25 discount.
I would need a £50 deposit per couple to secure your places (to be paid in one payment) followed by the balance of £150 per couple to be paid one week prior to the course start date.
HOW TO BOOK
Please contact me email@example.com to request a booking form or book your places using Eventbrite's ticket service.
You can also join the event on Facebook: Your Birth With Satu