Welcome to Bumps:

The home of positive birth education in North Cumbria

 
 

Whether this is your first baby or fifth, all mums (and dads!) hope for a positive birth experience.  However, it is common during pregnancy to feel unsure of your options or how to proceed, especially if it is your first time, or if things didn't quite go as expected during a previous birth.  Bumps was set up by Ali, an experienced midwife, in order to provide you with down-to-earth, accessible birth education that is focussed on not only providing you with the information you need, but also on your rights and choices in childbirth.  Bumps classes are about your pregnancy, your way.

 
 
I believe that having a great birth isn’t necessarily defined by it’s outcome, but by how you felt along the way.
— Ali, Bumps Cumbria
 
 

Many people assume that hypnobirthing is just for drug-free, natural births.  The Wise Hippo Programme is NOT about drug-free, natural birth, it is about POSITIVE birth.  A birth that feels right for you on the day, whether you choose a homebirth, waterbirth, epidural or caesarean.  All Bumps courses acknowledge that pregnancy can throw you curve balls, so I will provide you with the skills to ensure that you can stay calm and approach any challenges head on.  I will enable you to work as a team with your partner and caregivers to achieve the 'right birth on the day'.

If you are looking for antenatal classes that not only have you feeling confident and ready for labour, but also give you an opportunity to connect with your birth partner and explore your choices for your baby's birth, get in touch today!  I offer regular group sessions in Penrith and Carlisle, or private classes delivered in your own home, from 2.5-hour Basics courses to the full 10-hour Wise Hippo hypnobirthing programme.

More specialised options are also available under our 'Right Birth on the Day' modules, for example:

  • Caesarean section

  • VBAC

  • Twins

  • Breech birth

  • Induction of labour

You will find more information on all Bumps courses by clicking the subheadings below.

 
 
Bumps Basics    A shorter antenatal classes, covering what to expect in labour, practical tips and tricks, and an introduction to Wise Hippo hypnobirthing.

Bumps Basics

A shorter antenatal classes, covering what to expect in labour, practical tips and tricks, and an introduction to Wise Hippo hypnobirthing.

Bump to Birth: The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme    The Wise Hippo's most popular course, preparing you and your birth partner for the birth that is right for you.

Bump to Birth: The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme

The Wise Hippo's most popular course, preparing you and your birth partner for the birth that is right for you.

Bumps Baby    Covering the early days with your newborn, from breastfeeding to sleeping and self-care, creating calm, confident parents.

Bumps Baby

Covering the early days with your newborn, from breastfeeding to sleeping and self-care, creating calm, confident parents.

 
 
 
Bumps Beginnings: Early Pregnancy   A Wise Hippo module ideal for early pregnancy, helping you to cement the bonds between you, your partner and your new baby, and connect more deeply as a family.

Bumps Beginnings: Early Pregnancy

A Wise Hippo module ideal for early pregnancy, helping you to cement the bonds between you, your partner and your new baby, and connect more deeply as a family.

The Right Birth on the Day Packages    Pregnancy throwing some curve balls? 'RBOTD' offers tailored support should you be expecting special circumstances such as previous or planned caesarean, breech babies or twins.

The Right Birth on the Day Packages

Pregnancy throwing some curve balls? 'RBOTD' offers tailored support should you be expecting special circumstances such as previous or planned caesarean, breech babies or twins.

Refresher Courses   Ideal for those clients who have hypnobirthed before, using any method, but who feel they would like a reminder. Courses are tailored to your own needs.

Refresher Courses

Ideal for those clients who have hypnobirthed before, using any method, but who feel they would like a reminder. Courses are tailored to your own needs.

 
 
 

"The Wise Hippo Birthing Programme is not only about teaching women how to have a positive birth experience.  It's about creating strong, confident mothers who inherently trust themselves..."

— The Wise Hippo Ltd.