The Wise Hippo Sussex

Learn how to have a
Calm, Relaxed, Positive Birth

The Wise Hippo Sussex Hypnobirthing Programme is not only about teaching women and birth partners how to have a positive birth experience.
It's about creating strong, confident mothers and partners who inherently trust themselves, and, by using their natural instincts, make choices that are right for themselves and their families.

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The Wise Hippo Sussex
Hypnobirthing Programme

The Wise Hippo Sussex will help you and your birthing partner to alleviate any anxieties, feel prepared and have a positive birth.
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Course Dates

Places fill up fast so please book early to avoid disappointment.
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Joanna Fitzsimons

Joanna is an experienced, practising Midwife, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Hypnobirthing Practitioner and Antenatal Educator with a passion for empowering families. Joanna founded the Wise Hippo Sussex in 2015.
A proud mother of twin boys named Hamish and Noah...
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The Wise Hippo Sussex Hypnobirthing courses continue to be run remotely in accordance with the precautionary measures for COVID-19. The course is working brilliantly via zoom.  

These are unprecedented and challenging times that we are facing both emotionally and financially. As a gift during these times, I am offering the course at a reduced price by 25% and a free 3-hour breastfeeding workshop for all my Wise Hippo Sussex families.


Hello everyone,

The Wise Hippo Sussex Hypnobirthing courses continue remotely via the zoom online meeting platform during the current pandemic.

These unprecedented times can increase anxieties and it is even important that families are given tools and techniques that will help them to feel calm and relax. The content and the materials of the course will be the same and continuing over four weeks. The reduced cost of the programme is £187.50 and includes:

  • 12 hours of remote interactive teaching in a small group ( in the comfort of your homes)
  • Access to 10 MP3's to enjoy at home
  • Access to the Wise Hippo library with over 90 videos and resources
  • Supportive  Facebook groups
  • The Wise Hippo handbook
  • Ongoing support from Joanna Clinical Hypnotherapist, midwife  throughout your pregnancy
  • Additional 3-hour Breastfeeding workshop

Breastfeeding is a learned skill for both you and your baby it requires confidence, practice, and patience. My workshop will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and preparation to support you and your family to increase your confidence for when your baby arrives.

Unfortunately, I cannot make virtual cakes, however, when it is safe to do so I will be inviting you all for regular Wise Hippo Sussex gatherings where I will be doing plenty of baking for you to enjoy.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or would like any support. I look forward to hearing from you.

Take care
Warmest Wishes