The SereneBirth Preparation packages are specifically designed to run alongside other Antenatal Education classes. However, the difference between SereneBirth preparation classes and other antenatal classes is at NCT or hospital classes, information you receive is processed by your conscious mind. Whilst you can see staying relaxed and breathing through labour makes sense, when labour starts, any negative information, feelings and thoughts about birth lodged in your subconscious surface and cause the body to release adrenaline.
SereneBirth preparation uses hypnosis and mindset techniques to change those thoughts and feelings lodged in the subconscious. So whereas, previously, a contraction could cause you to tense up with fear, through post hypnotic suggestion, you learn to relax through the contraction, letting your body do what it does best. The mind and body work as one, so if your subconscious believes you can birth your baby, your body will simply get on with doing it.
SereneBirth courses are about preparation for birth instead of just information.