I know you will be feeling all sorts of emotions right now and there is so much to think about, all the things to get for baby, your body is changing and yep you really are pregnant and now it’s time to get ready for your little ones arrival. So here you are, let me tell you a little about what you can expect.

The Wise Hippo Way

So why choose to learn Hypnobirthing with me? Well I’m a Clinical Hypnotherapist and have lots of experience and have helped many couples achieve an empowered, loving birth. I have lots of testimonies available and get many referrals form happy parents.
I am passionate about natural childbirth and my classes are fun, relaxed and informative. I am also realistic and understand that all births are different and so I will help you make good choices for your birth no matter the circumstances. Natural doesn’t always mean drug free so I will help you think about your options in all possible situations.

I’d love to help you and your partner to trust your instincts and the choices that you make and know that your baby will have ‘the right birth on the day’. You will learn how to fully participate in your birth choices, your partner will learn how important they are going to be for you and how to fully support you on the day.
Your calm birth will help your baby to enter into the world in the most gentle way possible. Calm births make happy babies.
As a Hypnotherapist and Wise Hippo birthing instructor I run 1-2-1 Hypnobirthing classes in my private, comfortable space here in Hassocks.

Please note that due to my busy schedule I only currently offer 1-2-1 couples classes. I love to work with your own, personal and individual needs which is not always possible within groups.

What is Hypnobirthing?

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

Hypnobirthing teaches simple but effective self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques for labour and birth. The programme is designed to empower you to give birth to your baby in a calmer, more comfortable way. The Wise Hippo course is also high standard ante-natal course too with lots of information to share.

Hypnobirthing has been used by many thousands of parents including HRH The Duchess of Cambridge (Kate) other celebrity mums include Jessica Alba and TV presenter Beverly Turner and more recently certain ladies from MIC and Towie.

The Royal College of Midwives endorse this course as gold standard and encourage mums to use Hypnobirthing because they have witnessed the effectiveness of the techniques in practice.

Advantages of Hypnobirthing

  • Everything you need to know to achieve safer, easier and more comfortable birth
  • Tools to help if you need medical intervention
  • To create your body’s own natural relaxant, the only safe labour enhancement
  • Natural ways to bring your body into labour without artificial chemical induction
  • How you and your birthing companion can create a birthing environment that is calm, rather than tense and stressful
  • Gentle birthing techniques that allow you to breathe your baby into the world without hard physical pushing
  • I will give you all the support you need, I will be here if you need me after your course, to keep you encouraged

What to expect

Ideally you and your birth partner will join me in your third trimester of pregnancy, I will teach you the complete Wise Hippo Birthing Programme syllabus and I will give you the handbook and the 5 relaxation MP3 downloads that accompany the classes.

If by any chance you have left it too late for the full 4 week course don’t panic as I can arrange a short intensive course. Just give me a call. Even when special circumstance arise and should medical intervention be necessary Hypnobirthing will help you make informed choices and alleviate related stress.

When birth wasn’t what you had hoped for

It can be hard to get over the experience and trust in your body’s ability to birth successfully. Did your birth story leave you feeling afraid to try again? Are you pregnant again and fearful of the outcome this time?
In this situation I offer birth trauma release therapy sessions,these are separate from Hypnobirthing and will give you a chance to release the trauma around your birthing and learn that the outcome of every birth is different and need not be faced with fear. I have helped many women have successful second births after birth trauma including many VBAC women who were able to experience calm, natural births second time around. As a Hypnobirthing expert I will help you get ready for a very different birth experience if that is what you would like.

What to do next

If you are excited or even a little nervous, get in touch and let’s get started.

Call 01273 844132 today or contact me by email and start your beautiful journey.
The course is based in Hassocks and is ideal for your birth preparation if you are based in Hassocks, Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Crawley or Mid-Sussex. (5 minutes from the mainline station, Brighton/London links)

Individual couple classes cost £350

Please note that due to my busy schedule I only currently offer 1-2-1 couples classes.

Short intensive for late booking available, please ask.

My courses are all inclusive and therefore same sex couples and single parents are most welcome.