Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) Course Content & Class Options

Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) classes
in and around Bishops Stortford, Herts.

The Wise Hippo Herts Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) course that runs as 4 x 2.5 hour classes. A workbook and 5 x mp3s are provided to our expectant Clients to support their practice at home.

I teach privately and in small groups so couples can choose whats right for them. Some couples feel they will relax and focus more in their own environments or if they already have children its saves the cost of baby sitters. I am happy to travel up to one hour from Sawbridgeworth or Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire however, a small surcharge applies to postcodes further than 15 miles from Sawbridgeworth.

If you would prefer to join a small Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) group, I run small group classes at Bishops Park Community Centre, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm. Some people like the opportunity to meet other local parents due at the same time.

This course can be taught as a private Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) . For private pricing please enquire to sophie@wisehippoherts.co.uk  If you have chosen a third birth partner such as a Doula, Mum or sister they can also attend . If you have a  friend that is pregnant and you would like to share a private course with another couple then you can share the fee. You can also choose to condense your study to 2 or 3 sessions if needed.

Group classes are held at Spangles childrens Centre, Stasnsted,Bishops Stortford on Mondays evenings and The Much Hadham Golf club on Tuesday evenings rolling monthly and cost £299.

I recommend starting your Hypnosis for Childbirth (Hypnobirthing) course around 20 weeks pregnant but I have had plenty of couples that have not started until 37 weeks and still reaped the benefits still allowing them to have The Right Birth on the Day. We do offer a charitable fund for couples who are not able to afford the full course so please email me so we can discuss your circumstances.

Here is a breakdown of what you will learn in each class:

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
  • physiology of labour, demo with a pelvis
  • The mirror mantra
  • Fear release session


Class four

  • Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch
  • Positions for active 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

As you will see my classes don’t include breast feeding but there is an opportunity to extend your learning and include private or group breast feeding sessions. If you would like any more information please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Please include your phone number in the email.