Ante-natal classes for a Planned (Elective) Cesarean Section

If it looks likely that your baby will be arriving by c-section, either through maternal choice or due to special circumstances then this course will be perfect for you.

However, if nearer to your due date plans change and a vaginal birth becomes an option then we can look at my other courses on offer so you remain as prepared as you can be.

This course will prepare you emotionally for surgery and help you to see that even though your birth will be medicalised and scheduled it remains a special time. You can still have many of your birth dreams and wishes honoured, especially if you discuss a "mother centered" or "gentle" cesarean. After all your baby's birthday is extremely special. We discuss some of the emotions that may surround this event and how you and your family and friends can help your recovery time. Also how remaining calm and relaxed in the lead up to your baby's birth and during your baby's birth will benefit you both.

You may also want to join this facebook group, it has been set up by another Wise Hippo Instructor, therefore, many of the parents you will "meet" on this page may well be able to support you.

How long is the course?

The course is 7 hours and runs over 3 x 2 1/2 hour sessions. It can be undertaken as soon as you are ready to start planning your baby's birth. If you have already attended the full vaginal birth course then the course duration will be shorter.

What does your course cover?

Class 1

  • How are you feeling about your cesarean section
  • What is a c-section and who will be there
  • Defining hypnosis
  • Understand your mind and it's connection with your body's ability to heal
  • Conscious desire for change
  • Cloak of protection
  • Taking charge of your thoughts
  • Soothing strokes

Class 2

  • Reducing anxiety
  • Hypnosis and relaxation techniques are the antidote to anxiety
  • What is relaxation
  • Positions for relaxation
  • Distractions
  • Managing pain
  • Remember to breathe
  • Self hypnosis
  • Eyes open hypnosis
  • Time distortion
  • Anchoring
  • Birth partner script
  • Fear release

Class 3

  • Negotiation
  • Birth planning
  • Writing your birth story
  • Birth partners role
  • Using the techniques in preparation for and during your cesarean section birth
  • Confident c-section preparation
  • How are you now feeling about your c-section

What does it include?

Digital Cesarean section workbook

2 x Planned Cesarean section birth plan

All video footage shown in class

7 x Mp3s

                Relax with Nature adapted for Cesarean section

                Generic Cloak of Protection

                Bond and Breathe

                Cove of Confidence

                Confident C-section preparation

               Confident C-section Affirmations

               Post C-section Body Nurturing

Access to the Hip Club

On-going support as you require

How much does it cost?

£290.00 per couple*

Course place is secured by a £50 non refundable deposit.

*Please see other course fees and special offers by clicking here.

Course dates?

This course is normally run on a private one to one basis. Daytime, evening and weekend sessions may be available, therefore, please contact me and we can discuss.

Have questions?  

I can be contacted for a chat on 01246 768140 or 07746 860304 or if you prefer via email at [email protected]