A bit about me
Hi! I'm Heather and I’m hugely honoured to be offering this fresh, modern birth preparation to Island families. Ever since using this preparation for the birth of my second baby I have been so much more aware of the gaps we often have in our antenatal education. Through experience I now fully understand what it means when people say knowledge is power!
It was such a joy to meet the lovely Helen, founder of Birth Wight, and to find a woman who shares my passion for all things birth. When she suggested I use my qualification to teach The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme through Birth Wight I jumped at the chance! So, here I am...
Birth Wight classes are 10 hours of learning about how to control your mind and teach yourself to relax. You will learn simple, but clever hypnobirthing techniques while gaining an in-depth understanding of exactly how your body works during labour, and how both you and your birth partner can help it to work effectively. It’s the perfect combination of science and mindfulness, and you’ll end the course feeling at ease, informed, empowered and excited about birth!
Like Helen, I’m a hypnobirthing mum. But I have also done it the hard way! And this fuels my passion to also support women who may have experienced previous birth trauma. I am driven by a simple belief that all birthing women are powerful! And that absolutely every woman deserves to feel positive about her birthing experience, no matter what ‘kind’ of birth she has on the day. Having a positive experience is based on a positive state of mind and not at all about performing a ‘natural’, drug-free birth (although, of course, this is possible too).
This programme differs from traditional hypnobirthing methods because it is entirely centred around having the right birth on the day - so that you and your birth partner can look back on this epic moment in your life and feel good, even if you’re thrown a curve ball along the way and things don’t go quite as you hoped.