I first found about about hypnobirthing from a family friend who had a wonderful, calm quick and medication free birth…
I stumbled across Wise Hippo while searching for a local class and booked in with Wendy. At 22 weeks we were due to start our course…nervously knocking on Wendy’s door I must say I was fairly relieved not to be greeted by a new age hippy cleansing my aura as I walked through the door. I’d like to say Wendy is normal…but really she is incredible.
Wendy talked us through the birthing process with such excitement and easing any worries we may have had… we ended up booking her to be a doula to support us through a home birth.
Before the birth Wendy was an endless source of support and knowledge, meeting my husband and I in our home to ensure she fully understood the type of birth we wanted.
Due to midwife shortages I didn’t get to have my home birth but Wendy dealt with all the midwives and hospital staff and ensured I had a ‘home from home’ room and got to birth my beautiful baby girl calm surroundings.
I honestly never thought it was possible to have a ‘pain free labour’ and in some ways there was pain…but not like you would imagine. Hypnobirthing equipped me with the tools to cope and Wendy provided both me and my husband with the love and support we needed at this most incredible time. I really don’t think I could have done it without her… In fact I intend to have Wendy at every birth I ever have!!
Lots of love Louise, Paul and Sienna xxx