NCT classes are a traditional form of antenatal education that have been around since the 1950's. On NCT classes you usually learn about baby care (such as how to change a nappy) as well as what to expect when you go into labour and the different forms of pharmacological pain relief available.
You may learn a breathing technique for labour on NCT, but you won't usually learn any Hypnobirthing tools. Rise & Glow courses are focussed on giving you the knowledge and tools for a positive birth, allowing you to feel powerful and confident during your pregnancy, with plenty of opportunity to practice different Hypnobirthing techniques in class.
Some parents choose do Rise & Glow Hypnobirthing classes instead of NCT, while some parents choose to do both.
Both NCT and Rise & Glow classes are brilliant opportunities to meet other local parents-to-be, so choose whichever will enable you to feel prepared for the birth of your baby!