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…

Announcing our births stats on our birthday

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 HELPING WOMEN ACHIEVE THE RIGHT BIRTH ON THE DAYThis day two years ago we, Dany Griffiths and Tamara Cianfini, launched The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme. It feels apt therefore to choose today to welcome you in celebrating with us as we share some great information we have been gathering about the effectiveness of our programme.The…

The Wise Hippo on Sky News

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We are all very excited to see The Wise Hippo on Sky news today.Tamara was asked if they could film one of her classes for a piece that there were doing on shared parental leave and of course she said YES.You get a really great feel for what it is like to attend one of…

You’re back in the room

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I watched ‘You’re back in the room’ and you know what I laughed. Yes I admit it, watching people make fools of themselves made me laugh. I don’t make any excuses for laughing either, as let’s be honest they are expecting to make people laugh, they are there to entertain us.However, as the creator of…