Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits for me and my baby or babies of doing The Wise Hippo Sussex Hypnobirthing Programme?

I will share invaluable tools and techniques so you can really enjoy your pregnancy and look forward to the birth feeling calm and relaxed. These are strategies for life, not solely for pregnancy, and will help alleviate any fears or anxieties you may be feeling. I use my knowledge and expertise as a Midwife and Clinical Hypnotherapist to guide you through the programme to experience a positive pregnancy and birth.

As you feel more relaxed and calmer during your pregnancy, your baby will benefit from the increased feel-good hormones released. Endorphins and oxytocin will promote feelings of security and comfort for the baby or babies within your womb.

Before attending the Wise Hippo Sussex, many women feel anxious about their baby’s or babies’ birth. Within a few weeks of attending my course, these worries have been eased and they are looking forward to the rest of their pregnancy and excited about their birth of their baby or babies. To see what past clients have said about the course and their births, have a look at the testimonials page and the Wise Hippo Sussex Hypnobirthing Facebook page.

You are welcome to contact me if you would like any support or information.

Please follow the link to see what midwives have to say about the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme and the difference it is making to the births they attend.

How will The Wise Hippo Sussex help my partner?

The Wise Hippo Sussex Programme will help your birthing partner to feel empowered and establish an important role in your pregnancy, birth and beyond. Promoting bonding as a family, the relaxation techniques and scripts I use will ensure your partner feels confident, calm and relaxed. They will join you in looking forward to the birth and be your advocate, protector and support.

Does The Wise Hippo Sussex Programme work if I need an intervention or if I’ve booked for a caesarean?

All the techniques and tools you learn before having your baby will make you feel calm, relaxed and in control of your birth, no matter what type of birth you have. You’ll have a positive birth that’s right for you and your baby on the day. The skills you learn will support you throughout life to remain emotionally in control.

Can you promise me a pain free birth?

No. I’m afraid no one can guarantee this, but do I know it is possible. Yes! The tools and techniques will facilitate a positive, calm and relaxed birth.

Who is the Wise Hippo Sussex Programme suitable for?

EVERYONE, whether you’re a first-time mum, expecting multiples or you’ve had one or more children before. Whether you decide to have a home, hospital or caesarean birth, the course will ensure you and your birthing partner have the tools and techniques to have a positive pregnancy and birth and remain calm and relaxed.

Will the Wise Hippo Sussex Programme help me with anxiety?

Yes, definitely. Many of my clients come to me suffering from everyday worries, anxieties and ‘what-ifs’? They’ve found these have been alleviated by practising the programme’s tools and techniques in everyday life.

Can I attend the Wise Hippo Sussex course on my own?

Of course. You are welcome to come on your own. Another option is your birthing partner attends only sessions two and four. I will provide you with a comprehensive handbook for your birthing partner to read and you’ll have access at to the 10 MP3s you and your birthing partner can enjoy at home.