It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for my favourite new feature!
Shout Out Sundays #SOS!
This week I’d like to introduce all you Sydney based Mama’s to The Wise Hippo Sydney run by Amelia Parkinson. Amelia is a Qualified Wise Hippo Birthing hypnobirthing and birthing preparation Instructor (registered with FEDANT association for Antenatal Educators) and a qualified Baby Yoga and Baby Massage instructor.
Amelia is passionate about supporting women preparing for labour and helping them find their path to stay confident, focused and calm not just during labour but for life.
And as any new Mum will testify, staying clam and confident during your early challenges is critical to being able to overcome them.
Wow, did I need The Wise Hippo by my side 2 years ago or what!?
What I love most about the Wise Hippo is the offering of these much needed techniques for EVERY birth.
WOOP WOOP! Support for everyone! I love it!
“Right Birth on the Day” means that you can be sure the Wise Hippo programme will be by your side no matter what.
C-Section Mama’s have access to a unique ‘confident c-section’ programme, to help them confidently prepare their C-Section and feel 100% safe and sure about their decision.
As do women who wish to proceed with a VBAC.
Twins? Yep they’ve got you covered.
Breech? No worries.
If you’re unsure about the compatibility between hypnosis and birth here’s a great lil’ explanation from their website
In respect of birthing we use hypnosis in two different ways: Firstly, to help women change any fearful, negative expectations of birth they might have to positive ones. When we move into trance the conscious, analytical side of the brain becomes side-tracked and we become much more open to suggestions (as we see with the stage hypnosis). Only suggestions that we are open to accepting will be useful though and for birth of course our focus is on building confidence that birth, without any special circumstances, can be a positive experience in which a woman remains, calm, relaxed and in control.
You can read all about it over on their website, and you should definitely stay connected via their Facebook
page. Next course
begins November 4th and 8th, with another to follow in December. Mama’s! Jump on it!!