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Hypnobirthing courses (The Wise Hippo)
Hello. I am Maisie – former lawyer and mother of 2 children, now aged 7 and 8. My passion for birth work was ignited after my own experiences of childbirth – both of which, to my surprise, were incredibly moving and empowering experiences. My partner was a wonderful support, but in hindsight I largely put my positive birth experiences down to having stumbled across the right female friend and mentor at the right time – well before I gave birth. She provided me with information, inspiration and support during my first pregnancy, in a way my partner never could have, and long before I had heard of the word ‘Doula’.
I was immediately aware, post birth, of the positive impact my birthing experiences apparently had on my state of mind, relationship and ability to cope during the early days of motherhood. This lead me to want to support other women and couples to have their best possible birth experiences, and I later embarked on my doula training with Olivia Seck of Birthing Wisdom. Soon after attending births, both in hospital and at home, I started looking for further resources, techniques and tools with which to support expectant parents. This lead me to train as a hypnobirthing teacher with The Wise Hippo (accredited by the Royal College of Midwives). This work complements my doula training perfectly, and for those who want to invest in the most comprehensive childbirth preparation, I specialise in packages offering bespoke 1:1 hypnobirthing courses alongside birth and postnatal doula support. My clients can choose the level of support they wish to have, which may or may not include a series of postpartum visits and selected nutritious home-cooked meals.
I feel very privileged to support individuals and couples to prepare for their birthing (and early parenting) journeys, to tap into their own instincts and resources, whatever circumstances surround their pregnancies and whatever choices are right for them.
I would be delighted to discuss your wants and needs, so please get in touch to see if I am the right doula for you.