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Kate Middleton May Need To Be Hypnotized To Give Birth

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Kate Middleton is just like us, you guys — she’s a little afraid of giving birth. So she’s going to get hypnotized. Allegedly. And then it’s around that point she stops being “just like us.” I guess we could do that too, but…do we? I think we just go for the epidurals instead. I don’t know why I’m saying “we” — I don’t have kids and I never want to. Anyway, Kate Middleton, ladies and gentlemen. From Daily Mail:

The Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly considering hypnosis to deal with the pain of childbirth. The ‘hypno-birth’ would mean that her labour pains are lessened without using drugs, according to Grazia magazine.

Advocates of the technique say that it helps women use their mind to seize control of the birthing process and learn techniques that allow the production of oxytocin, a pain relieving hormone which stimulates the uterus. Women undergoing a hypno-birth may still use pain relief – such as an epidural, a pain-killing injection, many women find that they don’t need any additional anaesthesia.

Grazia quoted a source who said: ‘Kate has researched various birthing methods. She wants it to be naturalso hypno-birthing is one option that appealed and she ahd been reading up on it and listening to CDs to get into the right frame of mind. Some of her friends have used this method and swear by it. Kate wants to do it her way and be relaxed.’

A royal spokeswoman said she was aware of the report, but declined to confirm or deny it.

‘We appreciate it’s a happy occasion…but there are some matters which should remain private to the duchess.’

This is as close to a confirmation as anything I’ve ever seen from the royals’ publicists. GOOD LUCK UNDER HYPNOSIS, KATE!!! Meanwhile, unrelated, vaguely, isn’t Kate Middleton the skinniest pregnant woman you’ve ever seen? Mother of God.

All you moms who gave birth in some form: HOW? HOW DID YOU DO IT?

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  • You know, this isn’t as weird or uncommon as you might think. I used hypnosis for my daughter’s birth and it was fantastic! You just practice lots of deep breathing techniques and ways to disassociate yourself from the pain of contractions. There is no one in the room waving a watch in your face! It is a great way to give birth naturally with very little or no pain. Not all women want IV’s a epidurals and monitoring and intervention, and hypnosis is a GREAT way to avoid all those interventions. Good for the Dutchess! I wish her all the best.

  • I know several women who have used hypnosis. She IS just like us. I don’t know who you associate with but it’s for “the little people” far more than the royals. People use hypnosis to quit smoking and overcome fears too.

  • Natural labor contractions and pain. Visualization. Water tub (sucked) and God’s Gift to labor = the Almighty Epidural. No other way to go in my mind. I didn’t push and utilized a technique called Laboring Down.

    Whatever works, whatever helps……..women, no matter what they choose (except scheduling a c-section for non-medical purposes = weird and weirder)………should do what it takes to get through and survive labor and delivery. Good for Kate for trying the alternatives. Any way about it – labor pain is a bitch, there is nothing else in the world like it. I don’t get how women “forget”.

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