Having Enough Water?

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I  bet you thought that this post would be about reminding pregnant women that having enough water it is important; to drink plenty of water. Well it is but in a really cool way. You see I’ve fallen in love with this little app called ‘Shake the World’ and I can’t help but rave about it…

Placenta Encapsulation a woman’s right to choose

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We don’t promote one particular way of birthing and know that our techniques will help women with any choice that they wish to make.  When nature needs assistance we encourage our clients to ask questions so that they understand why intervention is necessary. So again they have a right to choose which course of action…

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…

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…

Your head creates your world

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“Your head creates your world” ie whatever you are thinking affects how you are feeling.  The way you are feeling impacts on your perception of what is happening to you and in turn the way you react to those things.There is a lot of negativity around women and their partners during pregnancy and in fact…

FEDANT approved!

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We are pleased to announce that ‘The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme’ has been awarded full recognition and accreditation by FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal educators).In order to achieve this we were required to go through their National Course Accreditation and Verification (NCAV) processThis is a national quality assurance process, under which services and operations of education providers and programs are…

Common sense approach to birth

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I want to share with you today some great words of wisdom from the wonderful Michel Odent, a French Obstetrician and leading pioneer for natural childbirth. In his 80’s he is an inspiration in himself but the way he talks about birth is captivating.  He states “we need modern science to rediscover and explain what…

Hypnobirthing Preparation mp3 sample

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Are  you pregnant and wondering if The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is the perfect hypnobirthing education to help prepare you for your special day?  If so, you may want to sample one of our hypnobirthing preparation Mp3 – ‘Relax with Nature’. During classes we teach how fear and anxiety cause the body to work against itself…