CATHERINE, the Duchess of Cambridge, is a hypnobirther who uses techniques including self-hypnosis and visualisation during labour, leaving her ready to appear before the world’s media looking fresh faced and camera ready just seven hours after giving birth.
Following news that Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton used HypnoBirthing for her natural birth and hypnosis early in her pregnancy for morning sickness, a new wave of women are becoming interested in this natural approach to childbirth.
The use of hypnosis for birth has been employed prior to the 19th century, with early attempts at hypno-suggestive labour pain relief made back in the 1880s while but its popularity didn’t begin to become more known until the 1940’s by obstetrician Dr. Grantly Dick-Read…
Mums-to-be who are feeling apprehensive about labour are learning to take control of the situation and enjoy a more stress free birth with the help of a course combining hypnosis, relaxation and breathing techniques.
BETH Roche knows she was slightly irrational the first time she became pregnant and started thinking about the birth and what that day would hold…
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