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Calm Birth School v Natal Hypnotherapy

(11 Posts)
dellacucina Wed 12-Oct-16 09:55:58

I really want to do some sort of calming/hypnobirthing course but seem to have left it too long - I am at 34 weeks and all the classes are booked up etc. My new idea is to do an online course. The two referred to in my subject line seem like the top options, but it also seems like one may be a copycat of the other - they have the same marketing tactics etc

Anyone have experience with either? Any general recommendations?

Dixiechick17 Wed 12-Oct-16 13:14:19

No experience of either, but if it helps I just bought the Maggie Howell natal hypnotherapy CD and book and it really helped me during labour, I started listening to the CD at 34 weeks.

EllieM22 Wed 12-Oct-16 13:23:29

I just used a book, CD and made myself a scrapbook full of scripts and affirmations for labour!

dellacucina Wed 12-Oct-16 13:23:58

Thanks! It's Maggie Howell's online course that I am considering, in fact.

dylsmimi Wed 12-Oct-16 13:28:18

Haven't done the online course but did the natal hypnotherapy CDs (can also download them) with 2 pregnancies and they really helped. You need to find half hour to listen to them every few days

dellacucina Thu 13-Oct-16 09:44:52

Any other perspectives on this? I would be most grateful to hear from people who have done an online course v. in-person v. just book/CDs

LilacRose333 Sat 12-Nov-16 11:32:40

I am part way through the online course by Maggie Howell and am finding it extremely useful. I was also 34 weeks when I started looking for something and felt the online course would give me the flexibility to fit it in around work and a busy family life! It's very informative but also contains the support I need including birth affirmations, relaxation techniques and tracks to download and re-use. I had my first baby by emergency c-section and have been feeling very anxious as my due date draws near and the online course has already helped me feel much calmer. The course also includes invitation to the facebook group for support (including from maggie) and she emails you herself in response to the questionnaire you do at the start of the course to give you personal tips and advice. I'd recommend it (and I think it might be on special offer this weekend!)

Kiwi32 Sat 12-Nov-16 11:41:59

I don't know of the courses mentioned so far but I did a Mindful Mamas seminar that had an accompanying book and MP3s to listen to. Whilst I enjoyed the seminar I would have got the same benefit from
the book and audio stuff tbh. I only really started listening to the relaxation tracks religiously in the last month of my pregnancy so never too late and they helped massively!

HughLauriesStubble Sat 12-Nov-16 14:03:22

I just did mp3s and read the Marie Mongan book and found it great. The mp3s I had are no longer available so I'll go for the Maggie Howell ones this time I think.

Hulaballoo Sun 13-Nov-16 15:36:30

I had the best Labour with DD2 using hypnobirthing and I'm hoping this time will be the same. I did a course in person but really I aside from gaining new friends, the book and CDs were all I needed. I recommend Secrets of confident childbirth:create a pregnancy and birth to celebrate by Janay Alexander. I'm not sure where to get the CD from now though. Listen to affirmations and meditative music regularly. I played the music during Labour and it helped me zone into it all naturally and as calmly as possible. No pain relief needed aside the North look. smile

Hulaballoo Sun 13-Nov-16 15:37:44

Birth pool*

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