The stripped back birth program (formerly affinity birthing) combines hypnobirthing techniques alongside the knowledge I have gained through supporting so many women as a birth and postnatal Doula.
As well as preparing yourself of your options and the anatomy of birth, learning to be able to harness the strength of your mind to facilitate utter relaxation to allow your body to do exactly what it was made to do is just as key.
I am so proud to say I am a Wise Hippo Instructor, the training of which is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives.
The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a 10 hour course (that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes). I provide a workbook and 5 x mp3s to support your relaxation practice at home.
This programme goes beyond just hypnobirthing, offering you tools for life. I can teach you how to trust your instincts and make decisions that are right for you in a calm and confident way, whilst allowing yourself to be guided by your emotions instead of controlled by them. It’s time for you to take control of your birth & beyond.
Have a look at what’s covered and let me know if it’s the kid of thing that makes you want to take control of your birth… topics we will cover include:
The picture of childbirth today
The physiology of birth and the impact of fear
Mind / Body connection
The impact of the media & others
Taking charge of your thoughts
Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort
Establishing a practice routine
Alternative options for promoting comfort
Medical interventions & pain relief options
Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
Positions for birth
Ligaments and pelvis
Birth partner’s role
Using the techniques during labour
When your baby arrives – expectations for the postnatal period.
Small group sessions: £290*
Private course: £450*