On April 23, the Duchess of Cambridge has become a mother for the third time.
In the early hours of Monday, Kate Middleton was taken to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital, the same place where other royal babies had been born. Less than six hours later, she welcomed a baby boy.
Although no details of the Duchess’ birthing technique have been confirmed yet, there are reports that she used hypnobirthing technique delivering all her three children, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Moreover, the Lingo Wing personnel were reported to have been trained in the hypnobirthing technique long before Middleton’s due date.
Hypnobirthing includes relaxation and meditation methods to shorten the first stage of labor, relieve pain and reduce fear and anxiety after the birth. This technique was used and endorsed by Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, and other celebrity mothers.
In her interview with Ellen DeGeneres, Jessica Alba describes the technique as “guided meditation”. “I’m just concentrating on breathing and staying relaxed because it’s when you get tense that makes the whole labour worse and more painful. That’s all it is. It’s not like a weird thing,” she says.
Source: Marie Claire