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Calm stars

Calmstars have been developed by Richard Hazell who was given a basic stress toy whilst panicking about lazer eye surgery. For those who dont know when the anasetic drops are placed in the eye there is no sensation of numbness so the eye feels the same. Imagine the dread of laying back and trusting 100% that the surgeon got the dose right.

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Richards wife was pregnant and he made the connection that giving birth is a stressful event and to try something similar.

 

With instant excellent results Richard devoted some of his factory to creating a commercial gift pack so that friends or family of pregnant people could also enjoy handing this simple idea over. Its taken two years but finally in October 2011 With the help of Helen Conyard, Richard launched the product at the Baby Show for Trade.

Richard Hazell

Richard and Helen spent three days asking the question "Could you sell this?" to retailers, distributors and other baby product professionals. Fast answers back - Yes. So now begins the long hard slog to turn a concept product into a commercial reality. The good news is that Richard and Helen have a number of years expertise in marketing and sales. And at Richards factory he can modify or change any aspects that may improve on a very simple concept.

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Birthing Grips are ideal for women in labour and calm stars are a great gift idea. So order yours today !


Calmstars work by reducing stress for pregnant women during any stage of labour. In a nut shell this product natural stress relief for labour without drugs in an easily portable mode and perfect for use over many hours. Calm stars are sized to fit into the palm of the hand and the five star points are soft and rounded to mould easily to the fingers. Squeeze and release in a way that feels natural to you. You can squeeze as hard as you like or just play with them. Simply holding them is suprisingly calming and the great thing about Calm Stars is that unlike bulky electronic equipment which has to be attached to the body you simply put them down and pick them up at a later time if you feel the need to.

Some women find calm stars help and different stages of labour. Example: "Found it really useful during the taxi ride to the hospital. Didnt use them while in the middle stages of labour BUT at the very end I grabbed them to use as a gripping tool to help me bear down and push the baby out. The fact the Calm Stars were nearby and in reach is very useful". Another quote was "Something the midwife loved was that when I gripped them she could quickly pop a tube into my wrist. By squeezing the Calm Star I gave her a ready raised vein that she found simple to deal with. She loved it" Another quote was "I actually got these not for myself but for someone in my office who is pregnant. Not only did she love the idea but word got round the building like wildfire and soon the other two pregnant women wanted to know what the product was all about. Even the men were impressed".

So you can see that this simple yet effective birthing aid is set to bring stress reduction and calming to a very stressful enviroment.

Calm Stars help expectant mothers in childbirth focus on stress reduction by providing comfort and distraction.

The ergonomically designed stars provide stress relief and are the natural choice for women at any stages of pregnancy or child birth.

Comfortable to use and supplied with hygienic wipes this portable system is ideal for prolonged use.

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Did you know during labour a woman should maintain levels of a hormone called oxytocin, also known as the happy hormone. Stress can reduce this level and slow labour. An example could be elevated stress when the woman transfers from familiar home surroundings to an unfamiliar hospital environment. To counter the known effects of stress professionals spend lots of time and education on the use of distraction to maintain good levels in labour. It starts well ahead of the labour with familiarisation trips to hospital, or well thought out written birthing plan and the use of a supportive birthing partner. During labour it involves simple tools such as bringing familiar items, photos or clothing, even soothing music, reduced lighting, birthing pools and more. Then there are further options such as electrical pain suppressors and finally hospital administered drugs, gas and air and epidurals etc. It is important for the mother to help baby by maintaining a calm mind throughout all stages. Good oxytocin levels and reduced stress are the goal. The squeeze and release motion is trying to help comfort the woman and suppress any anxieties by distraction. By remaining calm she can focus on the positive life altering experience that childbirth should be.

  • Ergonomic star shape and material that moulds naturally to the hands.
  • Encourages the woman to focus on the positive by distraction and comfort.
  • A positive point of focus for the mother to be will help baby.
  • Lightweight and portable. Requires no bulky batteries, power packs, drugs, cases.
  • Easy to operate and use. No instructions required. Instinctive to use.
  • Supportive towards the expectant mother and her natural instincts
  • Hygenic to clean and use.
  • Non-invasive and safe to use at any stage even during the actual birth.
  • Calmstars have been tested at all stages of labour.

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Richard Hazell

Inventor of the calmstars - Richard Hazell

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Not all births go smoothly.... Its so important to remain calm and in control...

Calmstars work by reducing stress for pregnant women during any stage of labour. In a nut shell this product natural stress relief for labour without drugs in an easily portable mode and perfect for use over many hours. Calm stars are sized to fit into the palm of the hand and the five star points are soft and rounded to mould easily to the fingers. Squeeze and release in a way that feels natural to you. You can squeeze as hard as you like or just play with them. Simply holding them is suprisingly calming and the great thing about Calm Stars is that unlike bulky electronic equipment which has to be attached to the body you simply put them down and pick them up at a later time if you feel the need to.

Some women find calm stars help and different stages of labour. Example: "Found it really useful during the taxi ride to the hospital. Didnt use them while in the middle stages of labour BUT at the very end I grabbed them to use as a gripping tool to help me bear down and push the baby out. The fact the Calm Stars were nearby and in reach is very useful". Another quote was "Something the midwife loved was that when I gripped them she could quickly pop a tube into my wrist. By squeezing the Calm Star I gave her a ready raised vein that she found simple to deal with. She loved it" Another quote was "I actually got these not for myself but for someone in my office who is pregnant. Not only did she love the idea but word got round the building like wildfire and soon the other two pregnant women wanted to know what the product was all about. Even the men were impressed".

So you can see that this simple yet effective birthing aid is set to bring stress reduction and calming to a very stressful enviroment.

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Calm Stars. - pronunciation Oxy-toe-sin

Did you know during the early stages of labour while youre at home youll produce high levels of Oxytocin, the happy hormone, so labour is able to progresses. However its not unusual to arrive at hospital and for the labour to slow down.

This is often due to a drop in Oxytocin levels caused by the anxiety of unfamiliar surroundings. Therefore anything you can do to help prevent the levels dropping is encouraged.

Midwives and other professionals promote the use of techniques, tools or distractions which might include dimming the lights, familiar music, breathing techniques, using a tens machines, visualisation or even wearing your husbands shirt.

Calm Stars can help by both distracting you from pain and helping you focus on the contractions and birth. They provide comfort and grip in the same way as a partners hand or bedpost might. As you move to the end of labour Calm Stars can help as you bear down by allowing you to squeeze them really tightly. They can also help raise and maintain veins useful for inserting a drip.

The packaging also contains a useful selection of hygienic wipes. These are provided to help keep your hands and stars clean over many hours of use. The stars themselves are also designed not to roll away if dropped.

Calm Stars have been tested in a live birth situation with great success, so order yours today

 

Calmstars work by reducing stress for pregnant women during any stage of labour. In a nut shell this product natural stress relief for labour without drugs in an easily portable mode and perfect for use over many hours. Calm stars are sized to fit into the palm of the hand and the five star points are soft and rounded to mould easily to the fingers. Squeeze and release in a way that feels natural to you. You can squeeze as hard as you like or just play with them. Simply holding them is suprisingly calming and the great thing about Calm Stars is that unlike bulky electronic equipment which has to be attached to the body you simply put them down and pick them up at a later time if you feel the need to.

Some women find calm stars help and different stages of labour. Example: "Found it really useful during the taxi ride to the hospital. Didnt use them while in the middle stages of labour BUT at the very end I grabbed them to use as a gripping tool to help me bear down and push the baby out. The fact the Calm Stars were nearby and in reach is very useful". Another quote was "Something the midwife loved was that when I gripped them she could quickly pop a tube into my wrist. By squeezing the Calm Star I gave her a ready raised vein that she found simple to deal with. She loved it" Another quote was "I actually got these not for myself but for someone in my office who is pregnant. Not only did she love the idea but word got round the building like wildfire and soon the other two pregnant women wanted to know what the product was all about. Even the men were impressed".

So you can see that this simple yet effective birthing aid is set to bring stress reduction and calming to a very stressful enviroment.

Calm Stars help expectant mothers in childbirth focus on stress reduction by providing comfort and distraction.

The ergonomically designed stars provide stress relief and are the natural choice for women at any stages of pregnancy or child birth.

Calmstars have been tested at all stages of labour.

 

 

Calmstars are made in England and are the perfect gift for pregnant women at any stage.

 

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