The Course

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 8 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2 hour classes or over a two day weekend course for groups. A workbook and 5 x mp3s are provided to our expectant Clients to support their practice at home. What is taught in each class is shown below.

Devonmama will be offering classes on a group basis £175 per couple. Alternatively you may book a one to one course which is £250 per couple.

Or our NEW one day Mums only Course only £120!

Please contact us for more details >

Session One

  • 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

Session Two

  • 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

Session Three

  • 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

Session Four

  • 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