Is it buried in the sand? Is it full of scary stories about what can go wrong? Are you worrying about whether you can cope with the pain or ‘handle it’ if you need intervention?
Maybe you are thinking “I better not do a course like The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme because they are going to tell me that I can’t have an epidural, or that I won’t need it because I won’t feel any pain if I just do as they say”?
Perhaps you are frightened of setting yourself up because you’ve heard that if hypnobirthing goes well then it’s like a dream come true, but if it goes badly then you are going to feel like you’ve failed.
Potentially all of these kinds of thoughts have got you so worked up, that you are too scared to even think about getting prepared for birth, and are wondering if it’s just better to see how it all goes on the day.
Hold those thoughts for a moment, have the courage to lift your head out of the sand for just a few moments, and have a read and see if what The Wise Hippo has to offer you is different to what you might be thinking.
Whilst The Wise Hippo may use hypnosis as part of its suite of tools and techniques it doesn’t mean that it has the same view on birth as traditional hypnobirthing. Because what we want for you is to have THE RIGHT BIRTH ON THE DAY!
So let’s start there. What is...
Focusing on having The Right Birth on the Day provides you with the opportunity to create a positive mindset about birth, whilst building up your ability to make sure that everything that happens on the day (and beforehand if necessary) is what you believe is the right course of action for you to take.
You might wonder why this approach is so important, after-all traditional hypnobirthing will tell you never to focus on what could go wrong. It is because that isn’t realistic as life throws us curveballs sometimes, doesn’t it? It doesn’t matter how positively you focus on your birth, how much practice you do or how much you plan, sometimes things don’t go the way you hoped they would.
The important thing for you to understand in relation to this is that is not your fault.
Yes, it can absolutely help your chances of having the birth you wish for if you have a positive mindset about birth. Yes, you will enable your body and baby to work at their best if you learn how to be calm and relaxed during labour. Yes, you will have a better chance of staying in control of your birth if you plan ahead of time and know how to communicate in a useful way with your medical caregivers.
It doesn’t stop the curveballs though.
However, and this is really important for you to take notice of, even when the curveballs turn up you can use the tools and techniques you’ve learnt 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.
If this is all resonating with you then let’s dive a bit deeper now into The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme.
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a structured course of sessions which means that no matter who your instructor is, you will know that you will receive the statistically proven programme that we want you to receive.
If you are wondering if structured equals inflexible then let us reassure you. The programme has been carefully crafted to ensure that no matter what your concerns are, what your hopes are and what your style of learning is, that it is right for you. Because the way you choose to use what you learn is up to you. How you choose to practice is up to you, and no matter whether you are that mum who is absolutely petrified and looking for a way to alleviate that fear, or you are that mum who is really keen on a no-drugs, home water birth, or something in between you will find that The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is adaptable to your needs.
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.
Makes sense? View our Wise Hippo Birthing Programme classes.