I met my hero, Maggie Howell of Natal Hypnotherapy
Friday, 18 November 2011 | Admin
As you know, this week I've been out of the office AGAIN, attending the Royal College of Midwives annual conference. It was just two days and was a great opportunity to talk to Midwives and let them know that Cheeky Wipes are an alternative to disposable wipes or cotton wool and water, which also meet NICE guidelines as they can of course be used with just plain water for the first 6 weeks after birth.As you'll also know if you've ever seen me at a show, I pitch to just about everyone who walks past but on this occasion it was the lovely Kelli who had started the conversation. I overheard the words 'Natal Hypnotherapy' and my ears pricked up to find that Kelli was talking to a lady who looked vaguely familiar. I surreptitiously checked out the namebadge and although I could only see the name 'Maggie' I thought it was probably the right person, so I introduced myself by asking the immortal words 'Are you Maggie Howell? You saved me from a C-Section!'To give a bit of the background here, I used Maggie's Natal Hypnotherapy CD's whilst pregnant all 4 times! I thought they were brilliant, really helpful for helping me to relax and get to sleep later in pregnancy and also preparing me for giving birth. Once labour started the first time, I was calm and felt fine - until things all went a bit pear-shaped on change of Midwife. It's sort of a long story which you can read here if you're interested, but in summary, I would have ended up having a C-Section if it hadn't been for Natal Hypnotherapy being able to keep me calm and in control.Maggie was LOVELY, a really nice warm and friendly lady. I felt like I knew her because I had listened to her so much over the years. She seemed to really like the idea of Cheeky Wipes even though her boys don't tend to use nappies at home as she practices 'Elimination Communication' which I am quite in awe of.We chatted about the perils of trying to work from home with lots of children underfoot and Maggie shared a top tip - to train your children to ask for things by starting to say 'When you're finished Mummy....' before they ask for whatever it is they want. I'll be trying that one on my lot!As you'll know if you read my blog regularly, I can only recommend / sell things that I would or have used myself, or would recommend whole-heartedly to my friends. Natal Hypnotherapy definitely falls into that category as I recommended the CD's to quite a few friends at the time. So now I'm doing the same to all you Cheeky Wipes friends. If you're pregnant (for the first time, or second time or whatever) and you want to have a natural childbirth, then try Natal Hypnotherapy. Go to Maggie's website and read the birth experiences of people who have used her CD's, they'll make you cry, I promise!