Stirling Hypnobirthing Mum

Hypnobirthing classes in the comfort of your own home.

Hello and welcome to Stirling Hypnobirthing Mum. Here you will find details about the hypnobirthing classes I offer.

I offer courses in the comfort of your own home throughout the Stirling and Falkirk areas, and will travel to your home at a time that suits you.

I teach hypnobirthing using The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme. The course focuses on birth being a normal and natural even and what you will be learning will help you achieve the type of birth you want. It is a complete antenatal education programme that supports each individual woman and her birthing partner to prepare for their baby's birth in a way that feels right for them.

The main focus of the course is to teach you how to relax, breath and trust your body to know what to do instinctively. I will provide you with the skills and knowledge to enable you to trust your instincts in order to achieve the right birth on the day.

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The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

Giving birth will probably be one of the most profound events in your life.

During pregnancy, along with growing a healthy baby, your body is obviously preparing itself for birth...but this shouldn't be the only preparation. It is important for you to prepare emotionally and practically for the arrival of your baby too.

Considering what your birth may be like helps you and your birth partner to make your own plans and preparations, ensuring that you are not only clear about what kind of birth you want, but also how to cope with any changes that may take place. Whilst it makes sense to focus on the birth you want, sometimes birth doesn't go exactly as planned, which is why it is important to know that no matter what turn your birthing takes, you can have the right birth on the day. The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme will help you prepare for a natural birth, a caesarean birth, an assisted birth, an induced birth, a twin (or more!) birth, a VBAC birth, a breech birth and a lotus birth. The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme will help you prepare for whichever birth you choose, or whichever turn your birthing takes, helping you to have the right birth on the day.

What the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme offers parents

  • The opportunity to feel prepared for your baby's birth, both emotionally and practically.
  • Understanding of the physical and psychological processes that occur in the mother during labour and birth.
  • Preparation for the role of birth partner. Partners do have a very specific role to play.
  • A sense of being ready to meet your baby and what to expect immediately after the birth.
  • Alleviation of your fears, building confidence and belief in your ability to trust your instincts.
  • The tools learnt will enable you to remain calm, relaxed and in control during your baby's birth no matter what path your birthing takes.
  • Boding, coming together as a family.


What's included

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a complete 10 hour programme 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.

What is taught in each class is shown below.

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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

When to attend

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme can be attended ideally between 20-34 weeks of pregnancy allowing plenty of time for practice. Don't worry if you are later in pregnancy, the course can be run over a shorter period of time and you will still be able to use the techniques effectively.


The cost of the course is £300 per couple and this includes all course materials.

Relax, Breathe & Birth

The Relax, Breathe & Birth session is a 2hr information session designed to provide relaxation tools for birth. .

The session is intended as an introduction to the full Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, but it will provide you with some very useful breathing and relaxation techniques to keep you calm and relaxed during your labour and birth.

The cost of the course is £25. If you decide to book the full Wise Hippo Birthing Programme the cost of this session will be deducted from the full course fee.


I am a mum of three young children.

Two of my children were born using hypnobirthing techniques and they were both amazing experiences that changed my outlook about birth. After experiencing such wonderful births I decided that I would like to teach hypnobirthing to other mums-to-be.

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