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?