Twitter Party and Masterclass

It feels like it’s been a while, but as always we have been busying ourselves behind the scenes to bring you some very special gatherings.  Virtual , because you know that’s our bag!

Our next masterclass is going be held this Friday, with the wonderful Dr Joanna Heckle from Zest 4 Life UK.   Joanna runs a online Pilates school for pre and postnatal women.  And what she doesn’t know about strengthening your core and making sure that pelvic floor is left in good shape once, baby has arrived you can write on the back of a postage stamp….she knows EVERYTHING.  Please join us on Friday 30th January at 8pm.

Use this link to sign in and say hi!  Jonanna Helcke Pilates Masterclass

But that is not all.  We are holding an event that is worthy of getting your poshest pregnant frocks out ladies – on Wednesday 4th February we are going to be holding our first Twitter party on Wednesday 4th February, 8pm – 9pm and you guys are all invited!  Come and chat we want all of your hypnobirthing related questions just remember to use #Calmbirth.  And as always you know we’re all about the free stuff 🙂  So we have three amazing prizes for you.   We are going to be giving away 1 full membership to The Calm Birth School family worth £150.  We have an amazing community of women who are all sharing and supporting each  other on their journey towards motherhood, whether it’s first, second or eleventh time around.

This is what one of our students had to say about her birth recently:

A friend recommended hypnobirthing to me when I was pregnant with my first baby, I stupidly dismissed the idea with no real reason. I think I was too worried about having to learn something new.

When I fell pregnant with my second baby, I knew I wanted to try hypnobirthing.  I read some books which introduced the theory but they lacked useful information or practical advice, then I was lucky enough to find the Calm Birth School.

The video modules and mp3s were invaluable and put me in such a positive mindset about birth, even excited. I loved how much support was offered throughout, which helped me to feel calm and confident about the birth of my baby.

As the time approached, I could feel my body preparing for birth.  Every twinge and ache made me excited, every time I felt a light cramp, I closed my eyes and welcomed more.  The build up, as with my first baby was a few days.  I felt impatient but enjoyed the visualization practice it gave me.

We were at the hospital for a routine appointment when my waters broke, although we had planned for a homebirth, I knew when we left the house that morning that my baby was coming. I’m so glad we packed a hospital bag!

At the time my waters broke I had no other obvious signs that baby was coming, so my partner and I were told to take a 2 hour walk to stimulate labour.  We only made it to the cafe before my surges began, they were strong and regular.  I felt so excited

and welcomed each one using my CBS breathing techniques.  My partner suggested we go to the birth centre but I was convinced we should keep walking as advised. He was right! After another 2 minutes, we made our way to the birth centre!

The midwife was so friendly and made us feel 100% relaxed.  She fully supported our hypnobirthing techniques, stayed silent unless we spoke to her and pretty much left us to it. 
I got into the birth pool and at once my visualisations were so believable. I really felt I was on that beach in the Maldives.  I was snorkelling in the shallows, the water was swaying my body in the calm waves, I felt the heat of the sun on my back and the soft sand on my tummy.  The surges became so powerful, it was hard to stay focused and i could not have without all the practice. 
The birth pool really worked with my visualisations of being in water, I was so convinced that I was quite surprised when i felt a strong pressure down below.  I’d almost forgotten where I was!

I did loose my concentration at this point and it took a lot of energy to try to get back in the zone.  My partner was amazing and kept telling me how well I was doing. 
I was ready to start birthing my baby, I felt excited and talked to her, asking her to come and meet us. 

I had no concept of time but my baby girl was born after 4 minutes of pushing.  During the pushing stage I wasn’t hypnobirthing but I was saying the affirmations to myself. Some aloud but most in my head. They spurred me on and gave me a gentle distraction.
Once I felt the relief of my baby being born, I got to lift my little girl out of the water myself,  It was the most amazing experience of my life. 

I can’t believe how calm and natural I felt throughout.  I could not have achieved such a peaceful, calm and relaxed birth without the calm birth school….. Oh and my birth partner!

Kelly Vogel December 2014

But we won’t be stopping there!  We have partnered up with the team at Pamper Parcels who create and send out the most amazing gifts for mums-to-be and new mums.  The guys at Pamper Parcels, totally get you!  They know we all need and love a bit of ‘me time’ and they want to make that time as special and luxurious as possible.  And so with that in mind they are very kindly gifting you

1 x New Mum and Baby Pamper Parcel worth £70

In your find gorgeous Burt’s Bees fragrance free shampoo, Green People soothing baby oil, Green People mum and baby rescue balm and an Aromatherapy Works serenity bath oil

And

1 x New Mum and Baby Treat Parcel worth £35

Including a Green People mum and baby rescue balm,  Burt’s Bees fragrance free shampoo and a Tisserand luxury bath soak.

Our 3 lucky winners will be chosen from all those joining the conversation using #CalmBirth.

So, lovely people see you on the 30th January and the 4th February party time The Calm Birth School way.  We can’t wait.

 

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