Prenatal Parenting Programme
The Wise Hippo Prenatal Parenting Programme is a unique session that is ideally attended between 16 and 26 weeks but is beneficial to parents and baby at any point in pregnancy.
Whilst being pregnant for most is a time to celebrate and be joyful it can also bring with it many concerns and worries. The physiological and emotional changes that occur can offer their own challenges for women in our multi-tasking, time poor, busy culture too.
In just 3 short hours we can teach you how to deal with any situation that arises in a way that is right for you and for your baby. No more feeling guilty if something makes you feel ‘bad’.
We can give you the tools to increase your energy levels whenever your need, let go of negativity and enhance your self-esteem.
You will also learn some great ways to bond and interact with your baby which leads to the best bit about this session…
Whilst you are learning some great stuff, dare we say life changing stuff, your baby will be benefiting too.
Medical science has now been able to provide ‘proof’ with increasing evidence that a baby’s parents’ lifestyle, emotions and external environmental factors are all important to their development.
An important lesson we can learn from this research in foetology, is that the way a woman connects with her baby and how she feels during her pregnancy, is an important factor in her baby’s emotional and physical growth.
If you are on our site and reading about this session we know that you fall into the category of caring about this stuff, but you know the more we care, quite often the more we worry that we are getting it wrong.
There is so much guilt placed on parents these days so it is important to understand that this doesn’t mean that you have to suddenly find a way to live a perfectly harmonious life (not that you could if you tried).
Your children will see and experience examples of sadness, anger, frustration, etc after they have been born and as they grow, and there maybe times that it is appropriate for you to display those feelings during your pregnancy also.
We want you to feel confident throughout your pregnancy, that you are able to do what is right for your baby, even when the tough stuff happens. We call this ‘Deliberate Prenatal Bonding’.
“A conscious intention of mothers (and those close to her) to understand their emotions, take care of their emotional well-being and interact with their babies, in order to support their unborn baby’s emotional intelligence and to enhance their current and future relationships.”The Wise Hippo
The first part of The Wise Hippo Prenatal Parenting Programme session is focussed on ‘understanding your emotions’ because we are in fact not always taught about our emotional responses in a useful way. This for many is a really ‘eye opener’ of a session, and paves the way for an increased sense of control and emotional well-being, as well as laying a strong foundation for their child’s emotional intelligence.
The second part is all about ‘looking after you’ during which you will find out ways to increase your energy levels, let go of negativity, raise your self-esteem and promote positivity.
‘Special moments with your baby’ is the final part of this unique session when you will explore a number of different ways that you and others close to you can enjoy interacting with your baby.
The ideal time for mums-to-be and their partners to attend The Wise Hippo Prenatal Parenting Programme is between 16 and 26 weeks, but attending can be beneficial at any time during pregnancy.
During The Wise Hippo Prenatal Parenting Programme session you will get to see a lovely family sharing their prenatal bonding story, along with their beautiful birth, and precious moments straight after birth.
After the session you will receive a breakdown of all the tools and techniques that you have learnt along with 3 mp3s:
‘Quiet time with your baby’ which you can listen to regularly.
‘Blow away your worries’ which will support you in letting go of any negativity.
The Wise Hippo instrumental music.
There will also be some follow up nurture emails to check how you are getting on with your prenatal bonding tools and techniques.