Making a Difference To Birth For You and Your Baby

Hypnobirthing gives you the knowledge, confidence and tools to have a positive birth experience.

To understand how to release fear and learn to trust your body, your instinct, and your baby, you need information and knowledge. Our Hypnobirthing classes provide you with the information, tools and techniques to be in control of your baby's birth and have a positive birth experience. 

Unfortunately there is a lot of negativity portrayed in the media, and even through friends and family, surrounding birth. This negativity can contribute to your fears of birth on both a conscious and subconscious level. By using positive language and hypnobirthing techniques, we can release these fears and replace them with feelings of confidence and empowerment. 

 

 

Hypnobirthing - What we cover:

  • Breathing exercises
  • Birth preparation
  • Deep relaxations
  • Hypnobirthing techniques
  • Visualisations
  • Positive language & releasing fear 
  • Comforting partner massage techniques
  • Birth partner support and advocate 
  • A simple practice regime to support you at home
  • Understanding how the mind and body work together

What to expect on our course:

It is essential to first have an understanding about the physiology of birth, birthing hormones and to know what options and choices are available for you. Our antenatal course 'The Real Birth Workshop' is available as a face to face class or a digital e-learning programme. 

Once you have completed the birth workshop, you will attend 2 x 2 hour Hypnobirthing classes. Included in the course cost is The Wise Hippo birthing programme manual, access to our resources such as positive birth affirmations and a wide selection of hypnobirthing scripts.

Our antenatal and hypnobirthing courses are designed to support and empower women through the incredible journey of pregnancy and birth. All classes are led by Heather, practicing midwife, antenatal educator and hypnobirthing instructor. 

During the course you will be guided though hypnotherapy sessions to completely relax you and instil a sense of calm. You will be taught breathing techniques that are hugely beneficial for giving birth. Your partner will be taught the techniques too so that he/she can support you during pregnancy and birth, and together you will practice reading through hypnobirthing scripts. Lots of resources will provided to enable you to practice at home and you are strongly encouraged to practice hypnobirthing regularly during your pregnancy. Included in the course is a session on  how to write your birth plan (for all types of births), partner massage techniques and the opportunity to ask questions related to your individual pregnancy and births.  
 

Access to further resources & support:

Ongoing support is available by joining our positive birth programme where you will have access to exclusive, evidence based information and guidelines and live, Midwife Q&A sessions and exclusive videos on the following topics: 
  • rebozo scarf techniques
  • birth partner massage
  • reflexology techniques to encourage labour
  • positions / staying mobile for labour
  • writing a positive birth plan
  • releasing fear / positive language
  • pelvic floor in birth
  • pelvic floor exercises
  • early labour
  • third stage of labour
  • baby's adaptation to the outside world
  • breathing for birth
  • guided relaxation

Location

Our classes are located at Barefoot Cabin, a purpose built tranquil log cabin in Walmley, Sutton Coldfield. With a heated floor, comfy surroundings and dim light lights, the perfect environment has been created for our classes. In this safe and soothing space you will learn gentle hypnobirthing techniques.

 

One to one class prices:

Express course £125

2 hour express course for couples who have previously attended a full hypnobirthing course.

  • Recap of hypnobirthing techniques
  • The Wise Hippo birthing programme manual
  • Access to a wide selection of hypnobirthing scripts
  • Access to positive birth affirmations

Bronze package £225

Only suitable for couples who have already attended The Real Birth Workshop.

  • The Wise Hippo Hypnobirthing programme - taught over 2 x 2 hour sessions
  • The Wise Hippo birthing programme manual
  • Access to a wide selection of hypnobirthing scripts
  • Access to positive birth affirmations

Silver package £255

Online antenatal course completed in your own time (4 hours), followed by face to face hypnobirthing course taught over 2 x 2 hour sessions.

Gold package £575

Full, 10 hour face to face programme, usually taught as weekly 2 hour sessions for 5 consecutive weeks.

Group classes

Small group classes available for up to 3 couples.

Silver package £399

Gold package  £799

Contact us for availability

 

In a local study 84% of women using Hypnobirthing have a normal birth, and less likely to need a caesarean. (Royal Wolverhampton NHS trust -2012). Evidence suggests that women who hypnobirth have less need for pain relief and shorter labours. Hypnobirthing is not only suitable for natural births, it is of great benefit for medicalised births, inductions of labour and caesarean sections.