Welcome to Natal Hypnotherapy
"As a mother of five I know how challenging the journey of pregnancy, birth and motherhood can be. By using Natal Hypnotherapy you have made a positive choice to be more relaxed, to overcome concerns or fears and give you practical and easy coping strategies to deal with all eventualities.
Our tailored series of hypnosis for birth workshops and self hypnosis titles, which are available as CDs or downloads, are here to support you through your journey to motherhood. Whether you are having difficulties conceiving, are scared of labour, worried about coping as a new mum or just feeling stressed and need to relax then you have come to the right place.
To find out about each of our titles and the workshops available in your area click on the relevant box below. For a wonderful dose of inspiration and confidence boosting, read some of the hundreds of stories from women just like you by clicking here."
Maggie Howell, Founder of Natal Hypnotherapy
Natal Hypnotherapy™ is the UK's leading approach to hypnosis for birth, which is sometimes referred to as "hypnobirthing". However, Natal Hypnotherapy™ differs from other Hypnobirthing methods such as the Mongan method or Katherine Graves method as it was developed exclusively in the UK for the UK maternity system, it does not suggest that you should change commonly words such as contraction to surge, is very tailored to your birth choices and includes a complete home study programme with the "Effective Birth Preparation Book" and "Natal Hypnotherapy Programme" of CDs.
The training for the in depth Natal Hypnotherapy workshops is accredited by the Royal College of Midwives and the workshops are run in several NHS trusts. In addition Natal Hypnotherapy is the preferred method of hypnosis for birth by birth professionals, being recommended by over 3000 birth professionals.
" After being highly recommended to try Maggie Howell's Natal Hypnotherapy CD's for the birth of my second child, I am happy to say that I am so glad I did. Even though I only had chance to listen to the CD a couple of times before the day of the birth arrived, I found it very useful.
From 3am until my baby arrived at 11:44am I found the music gave me a calm focus, even when we got stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital! The music helped me breath through each contraction and make me determined not to get stressed. The relaxing birth music CD is still something I use when my baby sleeps to keep a calm and relaxed atmosphere around the house.
Every time I hear the music it makes me emotional as I remember what a special day the birth of my baby girl was. Thanks so much!"
"Thanks to Natal Hypnotherapy I had an amazing experience giving birth to my gorgeous baby boy. The techniques allowed me to have a drug free home birth in water. The program gave me a whole new outlook on giving birth! Thank you once again Maggie"
Beverly Turner and James Cracknell - TV presenters and Olympic gold medallist
"Eventually, after 24 hours of niggling contractions, I lay down to use Maggie Howell’s Natal Hypnotherapy CDs: a powerful evolution of the original hypnobirthing concept. It was a dizzying, enlightening process and, when I “came to”, I knew exactly what I needed to do" James and Beverley talk about their birth in their new book "Touching Distance"
Sarah Cawood - TV presenter
"Even though I ended up having a pre planned caesarean section (my little boy was breech), I didn't regret for one minute the wonderful time I spent using Maggie's Natal Hypnotherapy System. I LOVED the birthing stories in the book which were uplifting and inspiring and made me excited to try the techniques I learnt from the CDs.
Every evening I would take an hour just to myself to listen to the CDs and reaffirm all the positive, exciting things that were taking place. Even though I was denied the opportunity to put all my new found techniques into practice, I used the relaxation techniques when I went into theatre to have my operation as I was very nervous and knew it would help me remain calm.
I really feel that taking that time to breathe and relax was invaluable and contributed hugely to my very positive pregnancy experience. Now then ladies, with me: 3,2,1, RELAAAAX:-)."