Why Wise Hippo?

Ever since I stumbled across hypnobirthing in 2007 I have not stopped talking about it, teaching it, training others to teach it and attending births with parents using it. Hypnobirthing is a great birth choice and one of the only ways to help you achieve the right birth on the day for you and your baby. I am a Mother of two, Nurse,Hypnotherapist, Birth Doula,Teacher and Midwife Trainer, Former Chair of UK HypnoBirthing and Founder of World Hypnobirthing Day ( 21st March)

Tamara Cianfini 

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Improving treatment and education

I had 2 main focuses in mind when putting together The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme.  Firstly, I wanted to improve the way women and their birth partners were being treated and educated at this very special time in their lives. It is a time where you deserve to be treated like the most important person in the world, after all you will soon be bringing another life into the world and this needs to be celebrated. The way you prepare for birth matters and how you choose to do it will directly affect the outcome of your birth experience.

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I wanted to create a Hypnobirthing Programme that was modern, up to date and fun to teach but why the name 'The Wise Hippo'?

WISE - When you make a decision based on careful thought and good judgment, you've made a wise choice.Parents to be that choose to prepare for birth using the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme value knowledge & education. Now that is WISE!

HIPPO - Means you are born great, and you have the potential to become whoever you want to be. The hippopotamus symbolism demonstrates strength and courage, calmness during times of crisis, maternal instincts, and the ability to navigate through your emotions with clarity.

You may even have noticed the word play on 'hypnobirthing'?   

It is important that Wise Hippo teachers have access to the best hypnobirthing training and materials for their classes. I rely on attracting passionate teachers that are committed to making birth better for all with this life changing education.

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Hypnobirthing will ensure that you are in the best place mentally and remove any fears as you prepare for the birth of your precious baby and parenthood.

Mental Health and wellbeing is important to us and it is one of the main reasons why we choose to teach this particular type of education. Hypnobirthing will ensure that you are in the best place mentally and remove any fears as you prepare for the birth of your precious baby and parenthood.

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The Wise Hippo would not be where it is today without the incredible teachers in The Wise Hippo POD.

They are passionate about supporting women and their partners with their birth preparations and you will find yours dedicated to support you every step of the way. It is important to find a teacher that is just right for you so make sure you do your research first before booking a Hypnobirthing course.

When you join a Wise Hippo course and start practicing with your birth partner it will become a very special time that you spend together, focusing on preparing in the best possible way and feeling great through your pregnancy.

Meeting other like minded couples and building friendships is also a wonderful part of attending a Wise Hippo course during this special time in your lives.