BirthwiseHypnobirthing classes teach Women and their Birth Partners a range of simple to learn, yet very effective tools that will help facilitate a calm and positive birth experience. At Birthwise we see birth as nature intended it to be – a normal, natural, healthy experience. Our course is designed to educate you in understanding how the female body is perfectly designed to birth babies and the choices available to you. Birth is a very personal experience, the information you learn will enable you to make informed decisions ensuring that you have the best possible birth for you and your baby.

The hypnobirthing approach to childbirth is grounded in the understanding that for a healthy woman, pregnancy and birth is a natural experience and certainly nothing to be afraid of. Stress has always had a negative effect on the natural functions of the body e.g. stress during a meal leads to indigestion; stress during travel leads to travel sickness etc. Stress surrounding child birth has a similarly negative effect. Our fears and concerns, if not addressed, can actually work against the normal processes of birth, so there is a huge amount to be gained from learning how to relax and release these fears. Current research shows that hypnobirthing techniques increase the likelihood of achieving a natural, calm and comfortable birth.

By the end of the course, expectant parents often feel excited, empowered and very confident that they are fully prepared for whatever turns the birth of their baby may take.

Birthwise Classes are taught by Lisa Shefchick, a qualified instructor of The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme, the only UK specific hypnobirthing programme.

What you will learn:

• How to achieve deep relaxation
• Breathing techniques
• Elimination of fears surrounding birthing
• Effective birthing affirmations
• ‘Tools’ for baby and parents
• Visualisations
• Pregnancy, birthing and parenting information

Class Dates and Booking Information

The ideal time to start your classes is between 25 and 34 weeks. If you are over 34 weeks you can of course still attend a course, but contact Lisa to discuss as fast track options are available.

We strongly advise that the birth partner attends all classes with Mum-to-be so that they too have a full understanding of the course content and of their supporting role.

Free Hypnobirthing Taster sessions

Free Taster Sessions – A great introduction to hypnobirthing for those who would like to find out more before attending a full course or if you are on a budget this is a great complement to your NHS/NCT antenatal classes. You will find out how your body and mind work during labour and how you can use this to your advantage as well as 2 great techniques for remaining calm and relaxed during the birth of your baby. These classes can now be booked directly

10.00am to 12.00pm

Sunday 22nd April 10:00-12:00

Sunday 10th June 10:00-12:00

Full Birthwise Course

Classes runs as 4 x 3 hour sessions. The full Birthwise course can be booked directly online at


May Course

1 – Sun 6th – 10:00-13:30

2 – Sun 13th – 10:00-13:30

3 – Sun 20th -10:00-13:30

4 – Sun 27th – 10:00-13:30


Course Fee per couple – £250 – (The fee includes workbook, handouts and 7 x mp3s to support your practice at home)