I didn’t know…
I didn’t know motherhood would be a completely new job in my life.
I didn’t know it would be a full-time job.
I didn’t know I would need instructions.
I didn’t know I wouldn’t find these anywhere.
I didn’t know I would have to feel my way through it all.
I thought it would fit neatly into my life, slot into my own routine.
Instead, I had to slot myself into a completely new routine.
Instead, I had to change everything that was true in my previous life and make it fit around my new job and the new person in our family.
I didn’t know it would make me feel like I knew nothing of the world.
I didn’t know I would find new depths to my soul.
I didn’t know it would help me understand my own childhood and my own wounds.
I didn’t know it would help me heal my past.
I didn’t know it would develop my spirituality, as I guided my daughters to develop their own.
I didn’t know it would steer me in new directions, pushing my dinghy towards the path of Mother Ship – the path of my soul.
I didn’t know pregnancy and motherhood would become my passions and I would teach so many couples (over 70 now) about labour, birth and parenthood.
And so here I am, having offered these classes for more than 5 years now, so that you too can find your own way through pregnancy and motherhood, but with so much more guidance than I ever had.
And they are now packaged in a very different way, and the Wise Hippo is the golden thread through them all.
Yes, I now offer the Wise Hippo Bump, Birth and Baby Blueprint, SEVEN CLASSES that prepare you completely for most of the supposed ‘unpreparable’.
Very importantly, seven classes that give you the tools to understand that even what you can’t prepare for, you can navigate with calm and ease, and come out of positive and empowered.
For you can absolutely prepare for many of the things that labour, birth and motherhood may throw at you. Way better than I ever did and thought possible when I was pregnant with my first baby.
Building Your Confidence for Birth
But the first thing you can do for yourself if you are now pregnant and expecting a baby, whether it is your first, second or more, is come to my shortest (but absolutely mind-blowing!) offering, my Building Your Confidence for Birth class. If you want to feel confident for the rest of your pregnancy, for labour and birth, come to this session.
It’s over 3 hours and it teaches you the six important steps that explain how the mind and body work, which means that you will understand why so many women report negative experiences of birth and why it doesn’t have to be that way. It doesn’t mean I have a magic wand that guarantees the perfect birth for you, but I will share with you how you can build positivity into your life and reach a place where you are calm and confident about labour and birth.
During this 3-hour session, you will:
- gain an understanding of what hypnosis really is and how it can help reprogramme your mind and your expectations about labour and birth
- learn how your mind can be negatively influenced by others, without you even knowing it
- learn a fantastic tool that will enable you to keep negative birth stories away from you and prevent them from affecting you negatively if people still want to tell you all the gory details even when you’ve said ‘no thanks’
- experience hypnosis
- change any negative beliefs that you and your partner may have picked up about birth
- learn how to avoid being your own self-saboteurs
Once my clients have learnt and understood these important points, they find that their negative beliefs have been transformed into a self-belief that they can birth with confidence, in a way that is right for them, whether that’s a home birth in their garden, a C-section in hospital, or anything in between.
Clients who have attended this session share with me that they have a restored faith in their ability to handle birth no matter what happens on the day, and have a new and clear understanding of what their body can do and how their baby has a part to play in birth too.
It is an interactive class and you can ask me all the burning questions you may have, for example with regards to where to birth, how to birth, who to take with you, procedures that may be suggested, timings – you name it. No question is too silly.
My next session is on Sunday 3 September, 7-10pm, in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.