Mother’s instinct

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We recently had a discussion within our Wise Hippo community about a mother’s instinct or in other words gut instinct. ‘Trust your instincts’ is something we say quite a lot to our clients but what does it really mean? How do we know we are following it?The definition of ‘gut instinct’ is ‘an instinctive feeling, as…

The right birth on the day

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We talk a lot about ‘the right birth on the day’ here at The Wise Hippo and so I thought I’d spend a bit of time today talking about why and also how you can achieve it for yourself.The most important part of focussing on the ‘the right birth on the day’ is… well actually…

The essential purchases for your new baby

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When you are pregnant with your first baby sooner or later your thoughts move towards finding out what the essential purchases are that you will need.There are lots and lots of lists that you can find on the internet regarding what those essential purchases are and I am not about to add to their number.Instead…

Fear of induction

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Our Wise Hippo  clients spend time during their Wise Hippo Birthing Programme classes overcoming any fears that they may have about birth. Should they be told however that they may need to be induced, this can bring with it a new fear. The fear of induction itself and how that may impact on their birth.During Wise…

Bullying in Midwifery

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Recently my attention was drawn to something that made me feel very sad. It was an article about bullying in midwifery.The article quoted a piece of research carried out by the RCM in 1996 saying that of 1,000 midwives and trainee midwives surveyed, from which a reported 46% responded, 43% had experienced bullying. It also referred to a later study done…

That SHIP has sailed

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Considering how long the birthing community have waited for the SHIP (Self Hypnosis In Pregnancy) results to come in, the day came and almost went yesterday, with the results finally being announced and no-one appearing to notice.Maybe it is time to admit that SHIP has sailed.The general response from our Wise Hippo community was one…