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The Wise Hippo Birthing Program


I teach the program either in group sessions or privately at home. I can work around clients when needed.


Group Courses

  • The group course is for you and your birthing partner

  • The course is for a total of 9 hours which is split over four evening sessions.

  • The group sessions are held at:-

  • Oasis room, The United Reformed Church, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7BQ 

  • Free Parking behind venue

  • Group sessions are taught in small groups of a maximum of 6 couples


Dates for future courses in 2019 are:..


January 2020 - Saturday 11th  and 18th from 10.00-3.30 pm with a lunch break of forty five minutes.

February 2020 - Wednesday 5th, 12th, 26th Monday 17th from 7.15-9.30 pm.

March 2020 - Wednesday 4th, 11th, 25th, Monday 16th from 7.15-9.30 pm

April 2020 - Wednesday 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th from 7.15-9.30 pm

May 2020 - Monday 4th, Wednesday 6th, Monday 11th, Wednesday 13th from 7.15-9.30 pm

Please email or telephone me if you have any questions or require a booking form thank you.


Private Course


  • The private one-to-one course is for you and your birthing partner

  • Private sessions are held at your own home at a time which is convenient for you and your birthing partner. This can be a more flexible, tailor-made option for those who find it difficult to commit to the set times of a group course or for those couples who may prefer private sessions rather than being in group.

  • A private course is for a total of 9 hours which is split into four 2 hr 15 minute sessions

  • This will give you my undivided attention for the duration of the course and allows you to ask questions relating to your pregnancy and birth and also to have ongoing support up to the birth.

  • Early booking is recommended

Course Fees


Group course: £250 per couple


Private courses available either at my home in Hoddesdon or I can travel to your home price will depend on distance so please drop me an email for a cost. 

Midwifery related support  ( answered within 4 hours from question) via telephone, text or email for a bolt on cost of

£30.00 from 24 weeks of pregnancy until 28 days post birth.

Postnatal and Breastfeeding workshops - £65.00 for 2 hours (enquire for dates)

The prices includes the following:-


  • A workbook and 5 x mp3s are provided to our expectant clients to support their practice at home.

  • Email/telephone support during and after the course regarding Hypnobirthing

  • Refreshments

What to expect from The Wise Hippo Hynobirthing Course


The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour clases. A workbook and 6 MP3s are provided to our expectant clients to support their practice at home.


What is taught in each class?


Class one


  • Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus

  • The Picture of Childbirth today

  • The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials

  • Defining Hypnosis

  • Acknowledging Pain

  • The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear

  • Mind / Body connection

  • The impact of others

  • Taking charge of your thoughts


Class two


  • Relaxation - the antidote to discomfort

  • What is Relaxation?

  • Positions for Relaxation

  • Remember to Breathe

  • Self-Hypnosis

  • Eyes Open Hypnosis

  • Time Distortion

  • Anchoring

  • Birth Partners Script

  • Establishing a practice routine


Class three


  • Prenatal bonding

  • Choosing where to have your baby

  • Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby

  • Alternative options for promoting comfort

  • Medical intervention

  • Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby

  • Interventions explained

  • Benefits of a natural birth

  • Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices

  • Physical preparations for birth

  • The mirror mantra

  • Fear release session


Class four


  • Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch

  • Positives for birth

  • Ligaments and pelvis

  • Humming your baby down - birthing your baby

  • Birth partner's role

  • Using the techniques during labour

  • When baby arrives

  • Sea of Serenity - Birth Hypnosis session

  • Your practice and preparation diary




Homebirth Midwife to Sam Faiers