The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

Would you agree with me that birth can be one of the most special transformative experiences in a woman's lifetime?


Would you agree that you would LOVE to have the best birth ever possible for you to have, a birth where you felt in control of the decisions, where you were calm and confident and able to tap into your birthing instints ?


Perhaps you are fearful about your upcoming birth and lack of serenity in your pregnancy because of this  is causing your emotions to be turbulent? 


And possibly this fear is all-encompassing and affecting the way you enjoying your pregnancy and you are dreading your upcoming birth because how on earth are you going to go through so much pain and actually get your baby out ??


I believe a positive birth experience is a state of mind, it's not defined by what happens during labour and birth, but by how a woman feels about her baby's birth.

And Because of this belief am  able to teach skills and knowledge that empower women to trust their instincts and ensure that their baby has the right birth on the day using  The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme.


Class Description

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour programme that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes.


A Wise Hippo workbook and 5 x downloadable online mp3s are provided to our expectant Clients to support their practice at home as well as ongoing support from me, your instructor.

Access to a private Facebook group for Wise Hippo Moms - The Hip Club.


The Wise Hippo  instructor training is fully recognised and accredited by FEDANT (Federation of Antenatal Educators) and also by The RCM (Royal College of Midwives).

Class Contents

Class one

  • Explaining the relevance of the Hippopotamus

  • The Picture of Childbirth today

  • The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials

  • Defining Hypnosis

  • Acknowledging Pain

  • The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear

  • Mind / Body connection

  • The Impact of Others

  • Taking charge of your thoughts

Class two

  • Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort

  • What is Relaxation?

  • Positions for Relaxation

  • Remember to Breathe

  • Self-Hypnosis

  • Eyes Open Hypnosis

  • Time Distortion

  • Anchoring

  • Birth Partners Script

  • Establishing a practice routine

Class three

  • Prenatal bonding

  • Choosing where to have your baby

  • Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby

  • Alternative options for promoting comfort

  • Medical intervention

  • Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby

  • Interventions explained

  • Benefits of a natural birth

  • Writing your birth plan and making your birth choices

  • Physical preparations for birth

  • The mirror mantra

  • Fear release session


Class four

  • Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch

  • Positions for birth

  • Ligaments and pelvis

  • Humming your baby down – birthing your baby

  • Birth partner’s role

  • Using the techniques during labour

  • When baby arrives

  • Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session

  • Your practice and preparation diary

Cost for course is R3347 group classes

R4247 for private classes

Space limited

(Payment plan available: 50% deposit required at booking and remaining 50% before class One)

Sydenham, Johannesburg