"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and start being excited of what could go right."

TONY ROBBINS

take control

of your

birth experience

Every birth experience is unique. Our courses are all designed to give you the opportunity to feel empowered and take control, no matter what road birth takes. All our courses are interactive, fun, and importantly, full of valuable information you mightn’t have heard anywhere else. That’s because we’ve used our hands-on and direct experience and applied it to what we teach in every single lesson. 

Whether you’re planning to meet your baby at home or in hospital; whether you are waiting for them to choose their birthday or planning an induction or a caesarean section; whether you’re planning a waterbirth or an early epidural…our courses are designed to support you and ensure you know your options and feel confident in making the best choices for you and your family.

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phone consultation

FREE

Ready to start preparing for birth but unsure where to start? Curious about hypnobirthing but unsure whether it’s the right choice for you? Give us a call for a free 15 minute consultation to find out how we can help you.

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hypnobirthing workshop

£110

Are you interested in Hypnobirthing but find yourself with limited time or budget? Maybe you didn’t know about Hypnobirthing until late in your pregnancy or have already done some antenatal classes but still feel fearful when thinking about giving birth? Or maybe your original plans had to change unexpectedly in the last stretch and you need support and practical tips to regroup and refocus. Good news, our condensed workshop may be just what you need.  

The Hypnobirthing workshop will provide you with tools and techniques to get you back on track towards a positive birth experience.

What you will learn:

·         practical tools and relaxation techniques for a positive birth

·         the impact of your mind on the birthing process and how to use this to your benefit

·         the important role of your birth partner/team

·         how to develop your birth plan

·         how to create the ideal birthing environment in any setting

·         how to prevent and manage challenges/complications during pregnancy and labour

 

What is included with The Complete Hypnobirthing Programme:

·         3 hrs of teaching

·         course manual

·         3 relaxation MP3s

·         continued support by your instructor via phone/email/Zoom

 

Hypnobirthing is an incredibly effective skill, and like most skills, the more you practice it, the easier and more natural it will feel. This workshop will give you the tools you need to start your hypnobirthing practice and feel excited about birth as the amazing experience it can be.

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the complete hypnobirthing programme

£240

Hypnobirthing has become more and more popular in recent years, and there are several very good reasons for that. Research has shown that hypnobirthing reduces the need for pain-relief in labour, including epidurals, reduces the need for interventions to start or speed up labour (induction or augmentation), and increases your chances of having a vaginal delivery without assistance. Hypnobirthing families also report greater satisfaction with their experience and are less likely to develop postnatal depression after challenging births.1

Our Complete Hypnobirthing Programme combines the most up to date information and evidence about labour and birth with relaxation and breathing techniques aimed at helping you remain calm and feel in control through your pregnancy and labour. All our instructors are experienced midwives who will be able to answer your questions and offer specific resources and support for your individual needs.

What you will learn:

·         lots of practical tools and relaxation techniques for a positive birth

·         the impact of your mind on the birthing process and how to use this to your benefit

·         the important role of your birth partner/team

·         the physiology of labour and birth

·         your birth choices and how to develop your birth plan

·         how to create the ideal birthing environment in any setting

·         how to prevent and manage challenges/complications during pregnancy and labour

 

What is included with The Complete Hypnobirthing Programme:

·         8 hrs of teaching

·         course manual

·         relaxation MP3s

·         access to client area for additional resources

·         continued support by your instructor via phone/email/Zoom

 

Hypnobirthing doesn't promise you a 'perfect' birth but it undoubtedly supports you in having the birth you want, and the confidence to adapt to change positively. With our approach and dedicated support, you will be able to address your fears and feel prepared for the wonderful, exciting experience of welcoming your baby.

1. Semple, A. and Newburn M. 2011. Research overview: Self-hypnosis for labour and birth. Perspective – NCT’s journal for preparing parents for birth and early parenthood. https://bit.ly/self-hypnosisforlabourandbirth

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the complete hypnobirthing and postnatal programme

£280

Our most comprehensive course combines The Complete Hypnobirthing Programme with useful information about life with your new baby. The course will prepare you to have a positive experience in labour as well as in feeding and caring for your baby.

We recommend you start The Complete Hypnobirthing and Postnatal Programme between 24 and 30 weeks, but it will be incredibly useful wherever you are in your pregnancy.

 

What you will learn:

·         lots of practical tools and relaxation techniques for a positive birth and postnatal period

·         the impact of our mind on the birthing process and how to use this to your benefit

·         the important role of your birth partner/team

·         the physiology of labour and birth

·         your birth choices and how to develop your birth plan

·         how to create the ideal birthing environment in any setting

·         how to prevent and manage challenges/complications during pregnancy and labour

·         how to feed your baby

·         safe sleeping for your baby

·         newborn care

·         self-care after birth and in early parenting

 

What is included with The Complete Hypnobirthing and Postnatal Programme:

·         9 hrs of teaching

·         course manual

·         relaxation MP3s

·         access to client area for additional resources

·         continued support by your instructor via phone/email/Zoom

 

By the end of the course you will have the knowledge to see clearly how your body has incredible resources to give birth, breaking down the modern belief that birth is inherently risky and medical interventions are to be expected. We will address any fears or anxiety you and your partner may have around birth and parenting. Through this process you will find a renewed sense of confidence in your ability to birth and care for your baby.

pregnancy massage

pregnancy massage

60 min - £60

90 min - £85

Pregnancy is a unique and transformative experience for our body and mind. Whilst usually joyful and full of excitement, it also comes with its share of physical and emotional discomfort as we adjust to the changes. Pregnancy massage not only feels so good, but it has been shown to:

  • Increase relaxation and reduce anxiety

  • Decrease joint and muscle discomfort

  • Improve sleep, digestion and breathing

  • Improve mum and baby’s wellbeing by reducing the impact of stress 

  • Help mum feel more comfortable in her body and in touch with herself and baby

  • Contribute to easier, shorter labours

 

Our therapist, Elena, has extensive experience as a massage therapist and midwife. Her soothing and skilled touch will provide a safe and nurturing experience aimed to relax your nervous system as well as release tension from your body’s deeper layers. All sessions are moderated to address your specific needs and to your comfort level, offering an experience that is pleasurable yet deep and effective. Elena’s exceptional knowledge and experience allows her to offer a thoughtful and creative approach to treating you, integrating different touch modalities and midwifery knowledge to support your wellbeing through pregnancy, labour and beyond. 

Relaxing Back Massage

postnatal massage

60 min - £60

90 min - £85

Receiving massage after birth is a wonderful way to support your physical and emotional recovery. Whatever your birth experience, your body will be going through more profound transformations in the first weeks and months to heal, restore balance and respond to baby’s needs. 

In this delicate and vulnerable time in your life, a period of postnatal nurturing is essential to support you. Massage offers an opportunity to “mother the mother” as you learn to care for your baby and integrate the recent experiences and new demands. In the all consuming work that is parenting, taking time for yourself and your wellbeing is essential for the health of your family. A mother who’s being nourished physically and emotionally will be better equipped to care for herself and her children, forming stronger and healthier bonds with her family, benefiting everyone. 

And since fathers and family members also need nurturing touch, we can offer massages for them too.

Our therapist, Elena, has extensive experience as a massage therapist and midwife. Her soothing and skilled touch will provide a safe and nurturing experience aimed to relax your nervous system and restore balance after birth. All sessions are moderated to address your specific needs and to your comfort level, offering an experience that is relaxing yet deep and effective. Elena’s exceptional knowledge and experience allows her to offer a thoughtful and creative approach to treating you, integrating different touch modalities and midwifery knowledge to support your wellbeing through your postnatal period.

antenatal course

antenatal course

£200

5 x 1hr class

Our antenatal classes have been designed to provide new families with a comprehensive and practical-led course that equips them with all the tools they need to prepare for baby’s arrival. 

 

We understand that this is a very special time for your family, but also that there is an abundance of information to absorb. That’s why we have skipped the ‘extra fluff’ with our antenatal course and made sure that, from the get-go, you’ll get down to the practical, evidence-based information you need. 

 

What is involved?

 

Antenatal courses consist of five 1-hour sessions.

 

Throughout the course, we will use the knowledge we have gathered over our years of midwifery and apply it to your lessons. Once you’ve completed the course, you will be fully armed with the knowledge you need to achieve a calm birth. 

 

You’ll learn:

  • Exercises to improve pelvic alignment and foetal positioning

  • Hypnobirthing and understanding how your mind and body can work together during the birthing process

  • What to expect at every stage of your labour 

  • Postnatal recovery and feeding support

Course costs

 

Our antenatal course costs £200 per couple. This includes five classes (1 hour per class), hypnobirthing manual, follow up emails after every class with links to resources, access to hypnobirthing relaxation MP3s, and extra material from The Little Birthing Company.

postnatal course

postnatal course
 

£120

2x 1hr class

1x postnatal massage or closing the bones ceremony

All too often, we prepare for birth and the journey leading up to it, and neglect to prepare for what happens after birth. Birth is a hugely transformative event, and now that baby is here you might be left feeling a little overwhelmed with adjusting to your new role. 

We want to support families in reframing stereotyped expectations and work with them to create a post-birth plan which helps every family member adjust. We’ll work closely with mothers to teach them how to juggle parenthood, recovery from pregnancy and birth, and continue to develop their confidence and retain their own identity in the process.

What is involved?

Postnatal courses consist of three 1-hour sessions including a 1-hour treatment of your choice: postnatal massage or closing the bones ceremony. 

 

You’ll learn:

  • how to maximise your postnatal recovery to meet your changing needs

  • feeding options and practical tips in newborn care

 

Course costs

 

Our postnatal course costs £120 per couple. This includes two classes (1 hour per class), 1-hour postnatal massage or Closing the Bones ceremony, follow up emails after every class with links to resources, and extra material from The Little Birthing Company. 

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positive Caesarean workshop

£110 

Planning a Caesarean birth? Feeling like all your birth options are out the window? We’ve got you! Planning a surgical birth can feel quite daunting, but it doesn’t have to. Our 3 hour workshop will help you feel informed, confident and supported in your birth journey. 

Hypnobirthing can help parents achieve a positive birth experience, regardless of how you’re planning to meet your baby. 

 

What you will learn:

  • What to expect before, during and after your Caesarean birth

  • Practical tools and relaxation techniques for a positive Caesarean birth

  • How to release any fears you may have regarding birth

  • The impact of your mind on the birthing hormones and how to use them to promote bonding and feeding after your Caesarean birth

  • Your birth choices and how to develop your plan for a gentle, safe, positive birth

  • The important role of your birth partner/team

  • The knowledge and confidence to navigate your birth journey if things don’t go to plan

  • Recovery - pro-tips by a registered midwife who’s also a Caesarean mama herself

 

 

What is included with The Positive Caesarean Workshop:

  • 3 hrs of teaching

  • course manual

  • 3 relaxation MP3s

  • continued support by your instructor via phone/email/Zoom

 

If you’ve already attended one of our hypnobirthing courses but your birth plans have changed, we can offer this workshop at a discounted rate. Get in touch to discuss your needs and how Wise Mamas can support you through your journey. 

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breastfeeding workshop

£50

A positive breastfeeding experience is more than a partnership between you and your baby, it’s teamwork. Being prepared and well supported can make all the difference to the start of this new journey, but finding up to date, reliable and clear advice on breastfeeding can be quite a challenge. With so much outdated information out there and the often contradicting advice of well-meaning family and friends, you may find yourself getting quite confused and overwhelmed by it all.

Our breastfeeding workshop is designed to give you current, evidence-based information and support to feel confident in your ability to feed your baby. You will learn what to expect and lots of useful, practical advice for a positive breastfeeding experience.

What you will learn:

·         how breastfeeding works

·         newborn behaviour and feeding cues

·         how to achieve a good latch

·         how to know baby is feeding well

·         common challenges

·         where to get help

 

We recommend you attend this session before your baby arrives, to give you time to prepare, but we can also support you in the first few days after baby’s arrival.

If you’re encountering particular challenges, our trusted breastfeeding counsellor will be available to offer one-to-one support.

 

Duration: 90min

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birth choices workshop

£80

It’s easy to forget we have choices when stepping into a clinical environment and our “patient mentality” kicks in. But you are not a patient and there’s no “one-size fits all” when it comes to your pregnancy, birth and beyond. In fact, there are lots of options available and you have every right to know them and choose what feels right for you and your family.

Our midwife-led workshop will teach you simple tools to get the most out of your interactions with birth professionals, make informed decisions and explore the range of options available in maternity care.

You will learn about:

·         Place of birth

·         Monitoring your baby in labour

·         Coping strategies for labour

·         Pharmaceutical pain-relief

·         Vaginal examinations

·         Preventing tears

·         Induction of labour

·         Assisted births

·         Caesarean births

·         The Magic Hour

·         Vitamin K for baby

·         Birthing your placenta

·         Any particular circumstances in your pregnancy and their impact on your choices

We will help you develop your birth plan and find the best resources to stay informed during your journey.

Duration: 2.5 hrs

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closing the bones ceremony

£70

Closing the Bones is a treatment offered to support your recovery after childbirth; a way to celebrate the amazing abilities of your body and to create a moment of stillness, of meditative peace and reflection in the roller coaster of emotions of new motherhood/parenting.

It is a postnatal ritual. It is a ceremony - to close the circle of pregnancy and childbirth. It is a massage with the warming, nurturing use of a shawl or scarf. 

Our culture has forgotten how to honour and nourish a woman/person who has just given birth and became a mother/parent. Your body and soul need to be nurtured to be able to nurture your child and your family.

 

The treatment is offered in the comfort and safety of your home. We will create a soft, cosy space on the floor where you can relax. You can choose to play relaxing music (yours or ours) and use your aromatherapy during the treatment. 

What is included with your Closing the Bones Massage/Ceremony:

- option to go through your birth experience

- rebozo hip rocking/relaxing

- belly massage - you can choose your scented oil or one from our selection, or simply non fragrant natural coconut/olive/almond

- hip or whole body wrap - depending on your preferences

Duration: 1.5 -2 hrs