"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

Our courses give you the opportunity to feel empowered and take control over your experience, unafraid to ask questions and make plans for your baby’s birth that fit your unique wishes and needs.

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

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phone consultation

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hypnobirthing workshop

the complete hypnobirthing

programme 

the complete hypnobirthing

and postnatal programme

£110

£240

£280

 

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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