Why The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme?

Mother’s nature knows best.

The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is a UK specific Hypnobirthing programme which has been established since 1st March 2013.

The Wise represents the knowledge that we share and the Hippo symbolises the protection of the child bearing woman.

The Wise Hippo Limited has been set up by two highly experienced Antenatal educators, Dany Griffiths and Tamara Cianfini. Both are Hypnobirthing mothers and have many years of experience in educating and helping pregnant women and their partners to have a more comfortable and positive birth experience.

I am extremely proud to have personally trained with both Dany and Tamara.


The Wise Hippo fundamental belief is that a ‘positive birth’ experience is a state of mind, it’s not defined by what happens during labour and birth but by how a woman feels about her baby’s birth.  The Wise Hippo wants to empower all pregnant women, and their partners, to trust themselves and the choices they make, so that they can achieve the best birth possible and know that their baby had ‘the right birth on the day’.

On 1st May 2015 The Wise Hippo published their statistics for The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

Here are the highlights from the statistics:

1. ‘100% of Wise Hippo Birthing clients have told us that they know that their baby had the right birth on the day.’
2. The induction rate for The Wise Hippo mothers* was half that of the national average at only 12.5%.
3. ‘100% of respondents felt prepared and confident about their birth after they had completed their classes and that
they were able to successfully use what they had learnt during their labour and birth.’
4. The Caesarean section rate for The Wise Hippo mothers* was less than two thirds of the national figures
5. ‘100% of respondents have also said that they were able to make calm, informed choices.
6. Over 7x more Homebirths for The Wise Hippo mothers* compared to the national average.
7. Overall 88% of The Wise Hippo mothers required no drugs during labour or had gas and air.
To see the stats in full click here.
*The Wise Hippo mothers referred to are those who completed the survey and by which the statistics have been calculated.