Classes Now live and on-line

I am committed to offering courses that help and support women and that don't create pressure to have the perfect birth. These classes allow couples to create a positive mindset about birth, while building their confidence. Cave Baby is a parentcraft class that focuses on preparing for babyI offer The Wise Hippo Birthing Programmes because the tools that you will learn are tools for any outcome - perfect or not. In short, they are tools for life and they are based on a philosophy that mirrors my own.

I am delighted to now be able to offer these classes on-line

You can find out more about The Wise Hippo and their programmes here.

“Empowered parents create empowered children who, as they grow, can change the world”.

LIVE and On-line

8-Hour Course taught over Zoom video conferencing

Usually taught over 4x2 hour classes via Zoom video. Benefit from a wealth of knowledge and experience from a midwife and antenatal teacher while connecting with others in this time of social distancing. Also included is as follows:


The Wise Hippo workbook manual (choice of e-book or hard copy posted to you) to support your practice at home


Beautifully scripted MP3s to help you with your preparation


Online client area access on The Wise Hippo website 


Support from Anna and other experts via online 


Access to your client area on The Wise Hippo website


Access to The Wise Hippo Hub that includes over 90 videos and other resources to support your preparation


Skills for life-pregnancy, birth & beyond    


  What will I learn in each class?

Class One


  • The history of childbirth

  • The Picture of Childbirth today

  • The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme materials

  • Defining Hypnosis

  • What is Pain?

  • The Physiology of Birth and the Impact of Fear

  • Mind / Body connection

  • The Impact of Others

  • Tools to help you take charge of your thoughts; Cloak of Protection, Birth Affirmations and the Thought Exchange.

  • Birth video and discussion

Class Two


  • Relaxation – the antidote to discomfort

  • What is Relaxation?

  • Positions for Relaxation

  • Remember to Breathe

  • Self-Hypnosis

  • Eyes Open Hypnosis

  • Time Distortion

  • Anchoring

  • Birth Partners Script

  • Establishing a practice routine

  • Birth video & discussion


Class Three


  • Prenatal bonding

  • Choosing where to have your baby

  • Choosing who will be with you when you have your baby

  • Alternative options for promoting comfort

  • Due dates

  • Natural nudges of encouragement for your baby

  • Birth planning

  • Physical preparations for birth

  • The mirror mantra

  • Fear release session

  • Birth video & discussion

Class Four

  • Soothing strokes and the power of positive touch

  • Positions for birth & active birth techniques

  • Ligaments and pelvis

  • Humming your baby down - birthing your baby

  • Birth partner’s role

  • Using the techniques during labour

  • Sign of labour and when to call

  • Birth progresses

  • Baby arrives

  • Sea of Serenity – Birth Hypnosis session

  • The third stage of labour

  • Birth video & discussion

Join a group glass for the LIVE and on-line course for £245

One to One either in your own home (once current restrictions allow) or on-line for £345

Antenatal Class LIVE and On-line - Relax Breathe and Birth

1 1/2 hour Antenatal class that combines The Wise Hippo essentials and Anna's midwifery expertise.


Suitable as a one-off antenatal class, refresher or as part of the full programme, this standalone session is ideal from 24 weeks of pregnancy. Together we cover the essential tools and techniques to use before, during and after birth. Topics covered include birth planning, relaxation and breathing techniques, the birth partners role, communication tools and tips to encourage baby in the best positions for pregnancy and birth. Mp3’s are sent to you via email once you book and will be used during the class.


£45 per couple (Please note the Mp3’s used in this class are recorded by Anna and are developed by The Wise Hippo. They will enhance your online class experience and can be used in your birth preparation practice. They are intended for personal use only and must not be redistributed or shared with third parties). 


If couples decide they would like to take the full LIVE and On-line Wise Hippo course with Anna then £45 will be deducted from the full course price.


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