Hypnobirthing Courses

Here you’ll find several options from My Calm Birth based on the Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, ranging from individual workshops to the full Wise Hippo Bump, Birth and Baby Blueprint. Take a look at their descriptions and please do not hesitate to get in touch to discuss which workshop or package will suit your individual requirements.

  • THE BUMP WORKSHOP
  • Would you agree that the happiness and excitement of pregnancy can bring with it some fears too? Many mums-to-be don’t always share their concerns because they are afraid that they are going to sound silly. Their partners often don’t share their deepest concerns either, as they don’t want to cause extra worry.
  • This package provides the space for you to think about your feelings regarding pregnancy, birth, and becoming a parent whether that is for the first time or as a growing family. You will then have the necessary tools and information to share with your partner, ensuring you both enjoy your pregnancy.

    WORKSHOP INCLUDES:

  • One 3 hour session in your own home
  • The B.E.S.T. Start Solution

    B = Bonding. Why is it so important for you, your baby and partner?

    E = Emotions. Understanding our emotions and how to take control!

    S = Self-care. You are important too! Learn great techniques

    T = Time. Creating space to enjoy your pregnancy.

  • Feel confident and empowered to make decisions
  • Best taken between 20 to 26 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Free access to Align Your Baby Course
  • Four 2.5 hour sessions or two 5 hour sessions
  • Membership to Ilkley Hypnobirthing Midwife Facebook group
  • Membership to Wise Hippo Facebook support group ‘The Hip Club’
  • In your own home or a venue in Ilkley (LS29)
  • Best taken between 26 to 36 weeks of pregnancy.
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  • £95
  • * = Small Group
    Private per couple £355
  • THE WISE HIPPO BIRTHING PROGRAMME
  • This programme combines four workshops from the Wise Hippo: Bump, Birth and Baby Blueprint.
  • Session 1

    The picture of childbirth today
    Defining hypnosis
    Acknowledging pain
    The physiology of birth and the impact of fear
    Understanding your mind body connection
    The impact of others
    Taking charge of your thoughts

  • Session 2

    Relaxation (what is it and positions for relaxation)
    Distractions
    Remember to breathe
    Self-hypnosis
    Eyes open hypnosis
    Time distortion
    Anchoring
    Birth partner’s script

  • Session 3

    Prenatal bonding
    Your baby’s ideal position for birth
    Birth planning/preferences
    Medical interventions discussed
    Fear release

  • Session 4

    The power of positive touch
    Positions for birth
    Ligament and the pelvis
    Birthing your baby
    Birth partner’s role
    Using techniques for labour and birth
    When baby arrives

  • Includes all course materials, workbook, affirmation cards and 7 MP3’s
  • Free access to Align Your Baby Course
  • Four 2.5 hour sessions or two 5 hour sessions
  • Membership to Ilkley Hypnobirthing Midwife Facebook group
  • Membership to Wise Hippo Facebook support group ‘The Hip Club’
  • In your own home or a venue in Ilkley (LS29)
  • Best taken between 26 to 36 weeks of pregnancy.
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  • £245 per couple*
  • * = Small Group
    Private per couple £355
  • F.U.S.S. FREE EARLY PARENTING WORKSHOP
  • An amazing standalone or follow on workshop to the full birthing programme. Lots of parents share that they feel overwhelmed during the first few weeks after the birth. This workshop covers four main areas of focus to make sure that you are absolutely ready for when your new baby arrives.
  • Two 3 hour sessions or one 6 hour session
  • In your own home or a venue in Ilkley (LS29)
  • Best taken towards the end of your pregnancy
  • Areas covered:

    F = Feeding

    U = Understanding (your baby)

    S = Sleep (what is ‘normal’)

    S = State (emotional)

  • Includes the fabulous book ‘The First 40 days’ plus Spritz for Bits Spray
  • Free access to Align Your Baby Course
  • Four 2.5 hour sessions or two 5 hour sessions
  • Membership to Ilkley Hypnobirthing Midwife Facebook group
  • Membership to Wise Hippo Facebook support group ‘The Hip Club’
  • In your own home or a venue in Ilkley (LS29)
  • Best taken between 26 to 36 weeks of pregnancy.
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  • £129 per couple*
  • * = Small Group
    Private per couple £189
  • CONFIDENT CAESAREAN-SECTION
  • You may believe that hypnobirthing is not for you if you are planning a C-Section, however you would be missing a trick to dismiss this great workshop!
  • This workshop is for women who have made the decision that a Caesarean section is ‘the right birth on the day’ for their baby. It’s important that you have felt completely involved in the decision-making process as we know that women who fully understand the need for a Caesarean section are more likely to feel positive about their birth and less likely to feel depressed or upset than women who feel unsure and under pressure.
  • This workshop includes:
  • Exploring your options
  • Preparing for a confident caesarean birth
  • Gentle caesarean (what is it?)
  • Eight beautiful MP3s
  • On-line printable workbook
  • Ideally suited for between 26 to 36 weeks
  • One 5 hour session or two 2.5 hour sessions
  • Based in your own home or a venue in Ilkley (LS29)
  • On-going support from me up until your baby is one week old
  • Membership to Ilkley Hypnobirthing Midwife Facebook group
  • Membership to Wise Hippo Facebook support group ‘The Hip Club’
  • Exclusive goody bag (special treats chosen by me) including the fabulous book ‘The First 40 Days’ plus four amazing products from ‘My Expert Midwife’ Fantastic Skin Elastic, Spritz for Bits Spray, Peri Prep and No Harm Nipple Balm. the fabulous book ‘The First 40 Days’ plus Spritz for Bits Spray. ULL BUMP, BIRTH & BABY BLUEPRINT
  • £179
  • THE WISE HIPPO: BUMP, BIRTH AND BABY BLUEPRINT
  • This VIP package is a complete programme that supports you on your journey throughout pregnancy, birth and early parenting. I want you to feel confident in yourself and the decisions that you make no matter the situation, or what your unique needs and desires are for your bump, birth and baby experience.
  • A fully comprehensive antenatal education programme, covering and including everything in all three programmes (Bump, Birthing and Early parenting)
  • Access to me via phone, text, email or Skype until your baby is one week old
  • Takes place in your own home or in a location in Ilkley.
  • Preparing for a confident caesarean birth
  • Nineteen hours tuition
  • Wise Hippo workbook to support your learning at home
  • Access to online client area on The Wise Hippo website
  • Ten beautifully scripted MP3s to support your preparation at home
  • A set of positive birth affirmation cards designed to increase your confidence and leave you feeling positive about birth
  • Free access to ‘Align Your Baby’ Course
  • On-going support from me up until your baby is one week old
  • Membership to Ilkley Hypnobirthing Midwife Facebook group
  • Membership to Wise Hippo Facebook support group ‘The Hip Club’
  • Exclusive goody bag (special treats chosen by me) including the fabulous book ‘The First 40 Days’ plus four amazing products from ‘My Expert Midwife’ Fantastic Skin Elastic, Spritz for Bits Spray, Peri Prep and No Harm Nipple Balm. the fabulous book ‘The First 40 Days’ plus Spritz for Bits Spray. ULL BUMP, BIRTH & BABY BLUEPRINT
  • £499
  • THE RIGHT BIRTH ON THE DAY – (additional workshops)
  • These workshops are designed to complement the Wise Hippo Birthing programme. It’s never too early – or late – to discuss your birthing options. The sessions last for two hours and can take place in your own home or a venue in Ilkley.
  • Available workshops:
  • VBAC
  • Twins/multiple births
  • Lotus birth
  • Breech
  • Induction
  • On-line printable workbook
  • Ideally suited for between 26 to 36 weeks
  • One 5 hour session or two 2.5 hour sessions
  • Based in your own home or a venue in Ilkley (LS29)
  • On-going support from me up until your baby is one week old
  • Membership to Ilkley Hypnobirthing Midwife Facebook group
  • Membership to Wise Hippo Facebook support group ‘The Hip Club’
  • Exclusive goody bag (special treats chosen by me) including the fabulous book ‘The First 40 Days’ plus four amazing products from ‘My Expert Midwife’ Fantastic Skin Elastic, Spritz for Bits Spray, Peri Prep and No Harm Nipple Balm. the fabulous book ‘The First 40 Days’ plus Spritz for Bits Spray. ULL BUMP, BIRTH & BABY BLUEPRINT
  • £60

  • HYPNOBIRTHING REFRESHER WORKSHOP
  • Perfect for anyone who has previously taken a hypnobirthing package. Best taken between 26 to 36 weeks when looking to refresh your knowledge or learn some new techniques.
  • One 3 hour session
  • In your own home or a venue in Ilkley (LS29)
  • Private session per couple
  • Beautiful pregnancy relaxation script
  • At the end of each session there will be time for a drink, cake and chit chat if you still have time to spare!
  • £95 per couple
  • PREGNANCY RELAXATION CLUB
  • Do you deserve a bit of ‘me time’?
  • This is a one-hour session, held every Monday from 7-8:30pm at a venue in Ilkley (LS29). It can be taken at any time during pregnancy. It’s so important to give yourself some time every week to relax and unwind. This session will enable you to do just that whilst having some special time bonding with your baby. Research shows that unborn babies benefit greatly from having a ‘chilled-out’ mama! I’d love you to join us anytime you can.

    What to expect:

  • Women only (small group)
  • Supportive and friendly
  • Beautiful pregnancy relaxation script
  • At the end of each session there will be time for a drink, cake and chit chat if you still have time to spare!
  • £8 per session

Testimonials

Hello Amanda, Just a note to say once again just how brilliant we found hypnobirthing – thank you very much for your (large) part in our calm and relaxed, positive birth experience!

Kathleen and RobLeeds

“Dear Amanda,

Thank you for all of your help and for teaching me and Toby how to use your relaxation techniques. Thank you for being so kind and understanding”

LauraBingley

“Dear Amanda,

Thank you so much for enlightening us with the hypnobirthing techniques. Whilst labour wasn’t easy, it was definitely more manageable with the techniques we practised and it was amazing as birthing partner to be able to do something to help – such a special time for us a couple.”

BexLeeds

“I was scared of childbirth until I practised hypnobirthing. Amanda helped me feel positive about it. I can genuinely say, I enjoyed the labour and found it a spiritual and calm experience. I couldn’t have done it without Amanda.”

AmiGuiseley

“Amanda is a fantastic teacher. She made us feel calm, relaxed and comfortable. Most importantly, she gave us the tools and the confidence to bring our beautiful daughter into the world in the most calm natural way possible “

Simon and Sharon Ilkley

“I would recommend it to all mums, dads and babies. It kept me positive all the way through. This programme is amazing and all women need to know about it!”

Fiona & Baby George

“Hypnobirthing was recommended to us by a friend and we were lucky enough to come across Amanda. Her lessons, in our own home, were relaxing, enjoyable and extremely beneficial.

Amanda herself was incredibly laid back, easy to chat to and very supportive. (She also was great with our dog!)

We used Hypnobirthing successfully in my labour, and we felt like a great team and my partner felt useful!

We would really recommend Hypnobirthing and especially Amanda.”

CatherineLeeds

“We loved our hypnobirthing course with Amanda! The recurrent phrase ‘so calm and relaxed’ really summed it up for us, and we had a very positive birth experience despite a few hurdles that without the hypnobirthing behind us would, I am sure, have led to anxiety and stress. Amanda’s clinical expertise was also a fantastic addition to the sessions, as it allowed us the opportunity to access expert answers to all our questions one-to-one. The course has benefited us beyond birth itself, keeping both of us, as well as our baby, so calm and relaxed…….!”

Kathleen, Rob and BeinnLeeds

“It’s hard not to gush about Amanda when writing a review but she literally turned my birth around. I wanted to give hypnobirthing a go but wasn’t sure what it all really meant and it wasn’t until I had met Amanda that it clicked and made sense. Her wealth of experience in midwifery, calm nature and belief in hypnobirthing was just what I needed. I never think of my birth as a bad experience. The breathing helped me feel in control, gave me something to focus on and I truly believe without Amanda and hypnobirthing it would have been a totally different experience.”

KatieAddingham

“I knew since discovering I was expecting our first baby that I would like to try hypnobirthing, however, I wasn’t entirely sure what it was. When I first met Amanda I felt an instant connection and instinctively knew that completing the Wise Hippo course with her was the right choice. The course content delivered with Amanda’s caring nature has given my partner and I all the confidence we need to gently birth our baby at home without fear.”

CristynLeeds

Which course is right for me?

The Wise Hippo provide several comprehensive sessions and programmes to help you prepare for your hypnobirth. I understand that you may not be sure which level of support is right for you. So I am here to answer any questions you may have to help you feel calm and confident!