Another great hypnobirthing instructor course – The Wise Hippo way.

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 WOW! what another great hypnobirthing instructor course – The Wise Hippo Way.It is always an incredible pleasure and a privilege for us to run our hypnobirthing instructor courses, working with such amazing women from quite diverse backgrounds and levels of experience.Some of those attending this time were Doulas looking to add hypnobirthing to their service…

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…

The Power of Birth

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This beautiful birth story really does show the power of birth.  Kindly shared with us by Allison Tate, a Wise Hippo Birthing Instructor, from Becci one of her hypnobirthing clients. Becci writes:”When I set out to have a home birth, I never imagined that my little boy would have such a peaceful and calm entry into…

My home birth

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As home birth is a hot topic today I thought I would share my own home birth which I had as a first time mum with my daughter Evan.  It’s quite a lengthy read and I debated cutting it down but I couldn’t work out which bits I didn’t love so I decided to be…

Freedom to choose

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Here at The Wise Hippo we talk a lot about choice.  We believe every woman should have the freedom to choose what type of birth she wants and where she has her baby.  We trust that when provided with useful and correct information all women can make good choices for themselves.We have a non-judgemental attitude…

I’ll come when I’m ready!

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One of our lovely Wise Hippo Birthing Instructors, Anneka Jeffs fromKeep Calm and Birth On, said that whilst thinking about two of her Wise Hippo hypnomummies (40 and 40+2 weeks) this beautiful little poem, ‘I’ll come when I’m ready’, popped into her head.  Anneka has kindly given us permission to share her poem with you.  We…

Relax, Breathe and Birth

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We are very pleased to announce that many of our Wise Hippo Birthing Instructors are now offering our new ‘Relax, Breathe and Birth’ session.The ‘Relax, Breathe and Birth’ session is a 2 hour class designed to provide relaxation tools for birth.  Whilst it has been written as an introduction to the full Wise Hippo Birthing…

International day of the midwife

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As today is International day of the midwife we thought it would be lovely for women to share about their midwife. Like many women in the UK I didn’t get to meet the midwife who supported me with Evan’s birth until the moment she turned up when I was in labour.   I remember hearing her…

Is hypnobirthing right for you?

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What’s your answer to this question? Even though I don’t know you my answer is a resounding “yes”! How can I be so confident in my response? Because I know that hypnobirthing the Wise Hippo way is right for everyone. However, because I don’t know you (and a downside for me is that I’m aiming…