International Lifestyle Magazine Issue 51 - Page 125

What’s the Hippo all about?! 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.  Hippos birth easily in the water and the father hippo is very much the protector of the birthing environment. The only difference between a pregnant woman and the hippo is the ability for the conscious analytical mind (the fear factor) to get in the way. Hypnobirthing ensures that it doesn’t and in turn enables a woman to go back to her natural birthing instincts.  One Hypnobirthing mother, after a 6 hour labour in a Hertfordshire hospital using The Wise Hippo Birthing techniques, easily birthed her twin girls calmly and drug free !  She was reported saying “I Can’t believe I actually had a completely natural birth for both of my babies without the need of any interventions or drugs.The breathing techniques really helped me and I remained calm the entire time’ Co-founder of the Wise Hippo Birthing programme,Tamara Cianfini comments, “As a mother of 2 children, who were both born in very different ways, I know that birth does not have to be the horrendous, painful experience I unfortunately had to endure during the birth of my first child.  The only birth preparation classes that were recommended to me during my first pregnancy were NHS classes that focused primarily on pain relief. The worrying thing is that this is still the case for many women. There is nothing more important than getting the right education when it comes to birthing your baby…I know that now! Thanks to self-hypnosis, relaxation and breathing I was able to achieve a deep state of relaxation during labour with my second child. It was pain free and the ?[??[??YX?H^\?Y[??H??^HY?HHH???]?\?]?H??^H]HY??&]]Z]H?[Y]?B?]]?\?][???X?H?]?HH?[K?[^Y?\?[?[?H^\?Y[??Y]??^\?[??\?]\?]?H?Y[?[?\\[?B?[?Y[???YK\?H]?B??Y[?]?[??[???X][??]?]?\??[??H[?H]?H???[YX[?H??\\??\?Z?B?HY?]^H]Y?\??H?[B??[Y]?H8?&H?\?H\??\?[?????[[Yx?&H\?H\??X???\\?][???[?H?\? ?]?[??[?H[X??\???H???Y?B??????\?[?\??X?B??[[H[??Y?[K?H?[Y]?B?]]?\?H??X[?\?Y??\?[? ??]??[[]?HH?Y???[?Y?]???HHY??X???B??[H[??[?H?\? ?X?\?H?\????[[YH\??Y[??]??]\??]\?[?Z[? ??'B?\??\?[??\???X??]???[?????? ?]Z]B?B????]K??\???\?\?[??X?B??]H?H[??[??[??]???HZ[H?\?\??]?]]?[???X[^?[??]p?X??\]Y\?\?Y[??\Z[??\??\??\?[??[????H??X][???[^][??[??\?X[\?][??H[???[\?[?[????]?\?\?XX?H[?\?????[X\?H[?H?X\?[??[[??B??Y[[????[H[??Z[??[??????8?$???[?[??H??]]?B?^\?Y[??H[????Y[??K???\??\?[??\?[????[???YX?HH?YY??YYX?[?[?\??[?[?[??X?Y\?????[?\??^H[???H?[Y\??[??Y\[??YY?]\???H?\?H\????[[YB??]?\?][H?????\??\???^\?Y[??K?]\??H[???[?H??][]X??H?????[???X?H\?Z?[?]?^H8?$??\?H?\?H\??\?Z?B?X?H]?YH???][?Z]\???[??\?[?? ?ZY?Y?HY?[?]??HXX?H?\?\??\????H[?Y???]H??]?^H\?H\??HX?\?[??XZ?[?????\????H[??XX??[[?[?[??????X]\???]\??Z\??\?[??Z?\???]\?H\X?[???\????[?^X?[???\O????[??&\?H?\?[YH??\??B????[[YO??????\?]\???\?[???]?Y[? ?[? ???YZ??\?YX[ ?H??\??B????\??? ?\??[??XX?????H?\???\?\?H???[???\???[???\?[??X??\???\?]\?[H\?[???\??[???[???X???\?H]?Z[X?H?????\??H???\??XH[XZ[?[??H[?[Y?\?H?X?B?\?????]Y?\?H]Y?B??\?\??\????H\?\??B???\??K???\?H][H??H?YY??B?H?\?Z[?\???[]H\H???]????????^H?\??YY?H????[?\?\?\?H??X??YY?[?H?[[??\????X?X?B??]^H\?H]Y? ????[?[?\???[?\?H\?[???X??X\?H?\?]?????]?\?Z\???B??[XZ[?[???]?\?Z\???B???'H?[??&]?[Y]?HHX?X[HYB???\][H?]\?[?\???????^H?X?Y\??]?]H?YY?[?B?[?\??[?[????Y??H??X][?X??\]Y\??X[H[YYH[?B??[XZ[?Y?[HH[?\?H[Yx?&B????[?\??][?[Y?\?[[XY?^?[?K???B??