The Doula Sanctuary is a home for The Wise Hippo Birthing Programmes.

The Wise Hippo is a new approach to birthing. We believe a positive birth experience is a state of mind. It is not defined by what happens during labour, but by how a couple feels about their baby’s birth.

Because of this belief we are able to teach skills and knowledge that empower couples to trust their instincts and ensure their baby has the right birth on the day.

Everything we teach on The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is based on physiological and medical fact and is how the mind is already working. In fact there isn’t anything new to learn we are just taking what the mind is doing and looking at it from a different perspective, making sure that you are utilising your mind in the best way possible to support a more comfortable and positive birth experience.

If there wasn’t such negativity around birth we wouldn’t need to teach these skills to pregnant woman. Without fear, or constant interaction from others, women naturally move into a state of trance during labour which then enables them to birth more comfortably and easily.

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Find out more on our BUMP BIRTH BABY programmes