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My name is Sally and I am a Wise Hippo Instructor. I have worked in Health and Social Care and / or education for 14 years and experienced my Wise Hippo hypnobirth in 2015.
Whilst pregnant, it quickly became apparent how much people just LOVED to share with me their "horror" stories - no one ever came to me to tell me of their positive birth experiences. Antenatal classes I attended just spoke of pain relief and I did not find them very informative or helpful. Thank goodness for The Wise Hippo!
The Wise Hippo taught me that birth is a positive and natural experience. If animals can birth easily, then why can't we?! To me, the teachings of The Wise Hippo just made sense. Without these teachings my birth experience would have been a very different one, but instead I was calm, confident and in control. In fact, the student midwife with me described it as "the most empowering and informative birth" she had been to.
Needless to say, when the opportunity arose for me to train as a Wise Hippo Instructor, I could not pass it up. I look forward to supoprting mums-to-be and their birth partners to have empowering, positive, informative, calm births and to achieve the right birth on the day.
Take a look at my Birth Story.
Hypnobirthing is a variety of techniques used to enable you to, at a moment's notice, engage in a period of 'trance', or deep relaxation.
We all go in and out of trance every day, for example, have you ever driven home and then wondered how you got there? Or perhaps, you've found yourself daydreaming occasionally? This is trance. It takes us away from what is happening in the here and now, our subconscious takes control, our mind become distracted and we are 'elsewhere'.
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme offers a complete antenatal education programme that will build confidence and create belief in nature's way of birthing. There is no reason why most women cannot give birth normally and naturally. The Wise Hippo will give you the tools and techniques to deal with any curveballs, to be able to remain emotionally in control. You can make sure that you ask all of the right questions of your medical caregivers, so that you fully understand all of the decisions that you make, which means that you will be able to look back on your baby’s birth no matter how it turns out on the day and know it was right for you and your baby.
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme will offer you:
The opportunity to feel prepared for the labour and birth, both emotionally and practically.
Understanding of the physical and psychological processes that occur in the mother during labour and birth.
Preparation for the role of birth partner. Partners do have a very specific role to play.
A sense of being ready to meet your baby and what to expect immediately after the birth.
Alleviation of your fears, building confidence and belief in your ability to birth naturally and how to birth naturally in a more relaxed way.
The tools learnt will enable you to birth your baby more calmly and reduce the need for medical interventions.
Bonding, coming together as a family.
Wise Hippo Instructor