The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

Our comprehensive birthing programme is delivered in 4 classes, usually delivered over 4 weeks, with each class lasting approximately 2.5 hours.  Please see below for full details.

Classes are delivered privately in the comfort of your own home, at the Wessex Health Network in Christchurch, or they can be delivered via Zoom or in a small group.  Suitable from 20 weeks of pregnancy and birthing partners are encouraged to attend. 

We accept a £50 deposit to book onto the course, with the remainder being payable 24 hours before the course start date.  This option can be selected on the bookings page. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a plan.

All bookings of The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme include:

  • Support from your instructor up until the birth of your baby, as well as a follow up meeting afterwards.
  • Wise Hippo course box with goodies.
  • A Wise Hippo Birthing Programme manual (both hardcopy and online flip book)
  • 10 x mp3's to download
  • Access to a video library of over 100 videos
  • Online support from our Wise Hippo community
  • 10% off the Serenity Births store
  • Free access to our pregnancy book library

Private (Home) £325    Private (Online) £295   Group £225

Class One: Confident

You and your Birth Partner will lay a great foundation upon which to grow in confidence.

  • Bust any negative beliefs you may have about birth

  • Get comfortable with what we mean by hypnosis. There are no swinging watches and getting you to cluck like a chicken we promise

  • Familiarise yourself with the physiology of birth so you can let go of worrying about how all of that stuff works. We bet you will be fascinated

  • Understand how the mind interprets PAIN… so that you can learn how to manage and control it

  • Take charge of your thoughts so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to your birth, rather than feeling anxious and worried when it is a time for joy and happiness

Class 2: Calm

Learn how to become an expert in relaxation so that you can feel calm, relaxed and in control in the lead up to and during your baby’s birth.

  • Discover how to use your breath during labour to enable the birth cocktail of hormones to flow in just the right way

  • Learn how to distract your mind away from your body so that you can distance yourself from any pain

  • Set up useful anchors to relaxation that you can use any time you want any extra boost of those feel good hormones

  • Feel confident in the fact that your partner is learning how to use all of these tools and techniques with you, so that they can help you use them on the day

Class 3: Consider

It’s your birth so take the time to consider what is important to you.

  • Where do you want to birth?

  • What do you want your birthing environment to be like?

  • Who do you want to be with you?

  • How do you want to get labour started?

  • These are the kinds of questions you will be exploring, so that you can plan for the birth you want

  • Experience a powerful FEAR RELEASE session so that you can look forward to your baby’s birth

Class 4: Celebrate

Bringing it all together so that you feel ready for birth

  • The focus is on your Birth Partner so that they fully understand how you want them to support you on the day

  • Enjoy Soothing Strokes an incredibly simple form of light massage to stimulate your body’s natural pain relief

  • Use your B.R.A.I.N.S. to make sure that you have a structure way to ask questions if required

  • Explore the best Birthing Positions to support an easier more comfortable birth

  • Learn birth humming to help avoid unnecessary forced pushing for birth

  • Walk through your labour and birth from it getting started to holding your baby in your arms and how what you have been learning fits in with that