Natal Hypnotherapy is the UK's no. 1 hypnobirthing method, teaching you easy, effective and powerful techniques for a calm and relaxed birth
If you are looking for an easy way to learn brilliant relaxation and breathing techniques that help you reduce pain and feel more confident, then Natal Hypnotherapy CDs and classes are just what you need.
Are you scared of giving birth? Do you feel anxious and not sure how you will cope?
"I remember feeling just like this with my first pregnancy in 2000. I went on to have such a positive experience using hypnosis that I created Natal Hypnotherapy which is now the UK’s leading provider of award winning hypnobirthing CDs/MP3s and classes helping over 100,000 couples including 2 Olympic gold medalists and a world Rugby champion!."
Maggie Howell, Founder of Natal Hypnotherapy and mum to 5 boys
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Natal Hypnotherapy is the UK's award winning and most established (since 2000) approach to hypnosis for birth, a technique also known as hypnobirthing, and was developed by clinical hypnotherapist and mother of 5, Maggie Howell.
Natal Hypnotherapy differs from other hypnobirthing methods such as the Mongan method or Katherine Graves method as
- it was developed exclusively in the UK, by a clinical hypnotherapist who has personally used the techniques for her own five births
- it has been developed alongside the UK maternity system
- it does not suggest that you should change commonly words such as contraction to surge
- it is very tailored to your birth choices with the most comprehensive range of award winning home study CDs and "Effective Birth Preparation Book" which are frequently part of Amazon's top five best Selling pregnancy and birth titles
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.
“The biggest thing for me, and I have to be honest… was that although I was up for getting involved in the session, it was mainly because I wanted my girlfriend to feel supported right before she pushes a mound of human out from her box. I wasn’t against Natal Hypnotherapy, but I hadn’t read up on it and didn’t think it would be particularly beneficial to me at all.
Well, how wrong I was.
Now I feel ready. Now I feel like a superhuman midwife man hero. I am here! I am equipped with relaxation techniques! I’ve been taught ways in which I can help slow breathing, encourage without making Suz want to kill me and work with the midwives to make sure everything goes smoothly and suits our birth plan. All silliness aside, I’d presumed I’d just *be* there when the day came… I’d make sure Suz got what she wanted and try not to vomm all over my baby’s head when it comes to cutting the chord. Now I feel like I’ve got a purpose and can actually help. And along with discovering I have a ‘very good relaxing voice’ which doesn’t sound eerily pervy, it was hugely useful to both of us.
I really wanted to make sure I wrote a blog post about this because birth needs to be something the men are fully prepared and involved in. And actually, I think a lot of guys want to be, we just don’t know how. It’s really easy to feel helpless. If you think your wife/girlfriend might be keen on giving the whole Natal Hypnotherapy a whirl then as a couple, we couldn’t recommend it more. Get on the net, grab the CDs, books, DVDs, the lot and get practising. Suz is yet to give birth, we’re a matter of weeks away, so I can’t say whether or not the methods will work. However… even if they don’t, it certainly won’t be detrimental. And if we’re this calm going in to it, then it can only be a positive thing.”
" 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:-)."