Hypnobirthing Courses

Learn how to stay calm, relaxed and in-control during labour and birth ensuring you have the right birth on the day for you and your baby. 

Ok hands up, who is feeling anxious, scared or maybe you are even dreading giving birth! At some point in pregnancy reality sets in! Labour! Birth! Contractions!!!! 
That was me, I know exactly how you’re feeling now, you’re not alone!   

So how do you go from scared and anxious to feeling calm and even looking forward to giving birth? 
Preparation is key and that’s where I come in. I can help you with a Wise Hippo hypnobirthing course. I will teach you the tools and techniques to have a calm, confident and positive birth no matter what path your birth takes. And no, its not all about not having any pain relief or ignoring the fact live can throw us curve balls.

Sometimes it can feel like pregnancy is the longest 9ish months ever and that you have all the time in the world to plan and prepare but trust me, in reality it flies by!

So there’s no time like the present to dive in, to start planning for a positive birth, to learn some awesome techniques to emerge yourself in all things positive.

Take the first step in ensuring you have the right birth on the day

About the course

Using hypnobirthing techniques you will learn how to let go of any birth-related fears you may have and become experts in deep relaxation, allowing you to remain calm, relaxed and in control. You will gain the confidence you need to make fully informed decisions throughout your pregnancy and birth, ensuring that you will always look back on your birth as a positive experience.

And let’s not forget your birthing partner who plays a vital role in any positive birth. They will learn everything they need to know to effectively support the mum to be throughout her labour, from setting up the perfect environment to soothing massage techniques.

The practical side of the course results in you developing a comprehensive birth plan, personal to you, to ensure everyone on your birthing team is on the same page and knows exactly how you picture your perfect birth.

It’s important to realise that the perfect birth does not have to be a 100% natural experience, it just has to be the right birth for you on the day. It’s ok to opt for the drugs if that’s what you decide is best for you, although feedback indicates that women who have completed the course are less likely to need pain relief during labour. Achieving the perfect birth simply means looking back on your experience in a positive way, no matter what path your birthing takes.

Small group sessions enable you to learn alongside other local prospective parents which will give you a ready-made support network during the remainder of pregnancy and once your baby arrives.

Benefits of attending a hypnobirthing course

  • Positively prepare for birth, feel confident and look forward to the birth of your baby.
  • Understand how your mind and body work, birth is a normal, natural process and it really helps to fully understand the process and what happens and why. 
  • Let go of any birth related fear and become an expert in deep relaxation enabling you to remain calm, relaxed and in control.
  • Learn breathing techniques for each stage of labour and birth. 
  • Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to make fully informed decisions throughout your pregnancy and birth.
  • Gain the knowledge and confidence you need to make fully informed decisions throughout your pregnancy and birth. 
  • Develop a comprehensive birth plan personal to you, to ensure everyone on your birthing team is on the same page.
  • Birth partners play a vital role and willlearn everything they need to know to effectively support the mum throughout labour and birth, from setting up the perfect environment to soothing massage techniques. 
  • Hypnobirthing can reduce the length of labour, you are less likely to need pain relief drugs and less likely to require medical interventions.
  • Attending the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme means you will have the right birth on the day no matter what path your birth takes.

When

The Wise Hippo Birthing programme is a total of 10 hours teaching, usually split into 4 x 2.5-hour sessions or 2 x 5 hours

You can attend the course at any point in your pregnancy, however, most people wait until after their 20-week scan.

Fees

Group courses cost £250 per couple which includes a workbook for you to keep, access to all the Wise Hippo birthing MP3’s and ongoing support from myself should you need it in the run-up to your birth.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance due 4 weeks before the course commences.

Full Hypnobirthing Course Dates

Sunday 11th & 18th August, 10am - 4.15pm

Monday 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd September. 7pm - 9.30pm

Friday 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Spetember. 7pm - 9.30pm

Friday 11th, 18th, 25th October & 1st November. 7pm - 9.30pm

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm always happy to answer any queston you have so please feel free to get in touch anytime. There are a few things you might be wondering about that other people often ask too so Ive incuded the answers here.

FREE Taster Sessions

Not sure if hypnobirthing is for you? Come along to a FREE Hypnobirthing taster session and find out more (spaces limited, booking required)

Testimonial

My husband and I as first time parents decided to join a hypnobirthing class and throughout May we joined Claire for a 1-2-1 session to prepare us for the birth of our baby. We really enjoyed the course and i feel that it erased the horror labour stories other mums love to tell you all about and made us feel more positive and prepared for the birth. Claire was so informative and supportive and we were glad we decided on this class. I would recommend this class to any mums to be who are anxious about what to expect and want to have more control over the birth.

Rebecca

May '19

I was so nervous about my birth before attending the sessions with Claire. After the first session I can safely say I already felt so much more confident and positive. I am now excited for my birth. Claire was so helpful and its encouraging to know we have her support even though we have completed the course.

Steph

July '19

Private Courses

For those that prefer, I also offer private courses in Newtown Linford or in the comfort of your own home and will cover the wider Leicestershire area.

Private classes are suitable for a couple together or an expectant mum who wishes to attend on her own, sessions are flexible and arranged around your own availability.

Private courses cost £435.

Please get in touch for further details and to arrange.