Hypnobirthing: making an informed choice

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It’s important to appreciate that when people ask the question “what is hypnobirthing?”, it is like being asked “what is a hoover?”, when actually the question is most likely related to a vacuum cleaner. There are 1,000’s of vacuum cleaners, most of which are not made by Hoover. Yes they all clean your floor but in different ways and we each prefer one type over another.

Your birth plan doesn’t serve the purpose you think it does

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We think a birth plan is there to make sure we get the birth we want, don’t we? However, this isn’t true.

The main purpose of a birth plan is to give us a frame of reference, a starting point for what we hope to achieve, what is acceptable to us if all works out as we want and to help other people understand what it is that is important to us.

It’s time to get real: Your birth won’t always go as you want

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The answer to this question is probably something that every first time mum-to-be wants to know isn’t it? The reason they want to know may range from mild curiosity –  “I’ve never done this before so I am curious to know what it is going to feel like”, to a petrified woman trying to handle…

What does childbirth feel like?

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What does childbirth feel like?

The answer to this question is probably something that every first time mum-to-be wants to know isn’t it? The reason they want to know may range from mild curiosity –  “I’ve never done this before so I am curious to know what it is going to feel like”, to a petrified woman trying to handle…

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…

Is it just a load of poo?

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Many people who don’t understand (have probably never really taken the time to understand) will label hypnobirthing as just a ‘load of poo’.  Well if I’m honest they may not be quite so rude about it, but the title leads me very nicely into one of my favourite subjects when talking about birth, and that…

Stop Hating On Harry Kane and Hypnobirthing

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Here at The Wise Hippo we would have expected to see Harry Kane say that he was proud of his fiancée’s birth experience, no matter how Katie birthed their baby. The problem with traditional hypnobirthing is that it focuses on helping women have a natural birth without drugs. This is great when it works out,…