You can now learn The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme LIVE and ONLINE to reduce any pregnancy anxiety and prepare for the birth of your baby. This hypnobirthing and antenatal education is now available online with Letty to guide you every step of the way.
Parents-to-be are now finding themselves in the unexpected position where necessary precautions are having to be made, such as working from home, avoiding public places and/or self isolating. It is even more important to educate yourself right now and having Letty by your side during this time will help ease the worry and stress that the Coronavirus ( COVID-19) is causing. Parents-to-be are going to have to make some very important decisions and Letty will be able to support you online during these times of uncertainty. Please get in touch for more information.
You can start your antenatal education journey anytime during your pregnancy, but we recommend you start some time after your 20 week scan. The earlier you start the more time you have to practice the techniques, but if you would prefer to wait until later in your pregnancy, then we would recommend completing the course by the time you are 35 weeks. If you have only just found out about us and are later in pregnancy, then don't worry, it's not too late and we always try our best to accommodate you and if necessary, fast-track you through the course.
Classes can be attended by Mum and Birthing Partner (normally the Dad but doesn't have to be).
The course is a 10 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5hour classes.
'Wow - the first class was amazing and immediately I felt sheer relief and had a wave of confidence that I could do this (all from one session!) the rest of the sessions continued to be amazing and my confidence grew and grew'
Class 1: Confident
You and your Birth Partner will lay a great foundation upon which to grow in confidence.
Bust any negative beliefs you may have about birth.
Get comfortable with what we mean by hypnosis. There are no swinging watches and getting you to cluck like a chicken we promise.
Familiarise yourself with the physiology of birth so you can let go of worrying about how all of that stuff works. We bet you will be fascinated.
Understand how the mind interprets PAIN… so that you can learn how to manage and control it.
Take charge of your thoughts so that you can enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to your birth, rather than feeling anxious and worried when it is a time for joy and happiness.
Class 3: Consider
It’s your birth so take the time to consider what is important to you:
Where do you want to birth?
What do you want your birthing environment to be like?
Who do you want to be with you?
How do you want to get labour started?
These are the kinds of questions you will be exploring, so that you can plan for the birth you want.
Experience a powerful FEAR RELEASE session so that you can look forward to your baby’s birth.
Class 2: Calm
Learn how to become an expert in relaxation so that you can feel calm, relaxed and in control in the lead up to and during your baby’s birth.
Discover how to use your breath during labour to enable the birth cocktail of hormones to flow in just the right way.
Learn how to distract your mind away from your body so that you can distance yourself from any pain.
Set up useful anchors to relaxation that you can use any time you want any extra boost of those feel good hormones
Feel confident in the fact that your partner is learning how to use all of these tools and techniques with you, so that they can help you use them on the day
Class 4: Celebrate
Bringing it all together so that you feel ready for labour and birth
The focus is on your Birth Partner so that they fully understand how you want them to support you on the day.
Enjoy Soothing Strokes; an incredibly simple form of light massage to stimulate your body’s natural pain relief.
Use your B.R.A.I.N.S. to make sure that you have a structure way to ask questions if required.
Explore the best Birthing Positions to support an easier more comfortable birth.
Learn birth humming to help avoid unnecessary forced pushing for birth.
Walk through your labour and birth from it getting started to holding your baby in your arms and how what you have been learning fits in with that.
COURSE DATES & PRICES
Included in the cost of all courses:
• 4 sessions with highly experienced instructor
• A brilliant manual to help structure your practice at home and refer back to before the big day
• 10 beautifully scripted mp3s for you to download for use during pregnancy and labour
• Support up until you have your baby and beyond if required
• Powerful and informative videos
• We often invite other guest birth workers to speak to you about their area of expertise such as Chiropractor – posture for pregnancy and positions for birth, pregnancy yoga instructor, babywearing consultant, acupuncturist, doulas etc.
Group courses: live online course - £250 per couple:
All of the below courses will be carried out live via zoom. All course materials will be posted out to you in advance and you will also have the option of a free one to one session with Letty to refresh and review, discuss any concerns and receive additional ongoing support.
Next group course:
Tues 6th April – session one @7.30pm – 10pm
Tues 13th April – session two @7.30pm – 10pm
Tues 20th April – session three @7.30pm – 10pm
Tues 27th April – session four @7.30pm – 10pm
Includes FREE Breastfeeding workshop and Postnatal & Babycare course: date tbc
Places limited to four couples per group.
Private Course - £350:
This can be arranged on days and times that are convenient for you, delivered live by Letty via zoom. Course materials will be posted out to you in advance.