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Kate Middleton’s HypnoBirth?

Kate Middleton’s HypnoBirth?
Royal rumors have been running rampant, and among them is how the Duchess of Cambridge eased her morning sickness with hypnosis. That, reportedly, is leading Kate Middleton to consider HypnoBirthing, founded in 1989 by a New Hampshire hypnotherapist. "It’s about making birth easier, more comfortable, and sometimes pain-free," its creator Marie Mongan told Yahoo! Shine, but cautions that's not always the case. One Yahoo! contributor knows about that firsthand: "Instantly, the pain went from being manageable to feeling like I was being torn in two," writes Sophie Childs, a wife of a hypnotherapist. Turns out she had pelvis issues that had to be fixed by cranial osteopathy. "I would still recommend hypnobirthing because it did help with my younger children, just be aware that it cannot guarantee anything."

Memorable Celebrity Birth Moments

June 19, 2013

Celebrities are often game to experiment. However, when it comes to giving birth these moms-to-be often want their experience to be as natural and harmonious as possible — sometimes to the point of seeming unnatural. But besides learning to breathe right and anguishing over whether to go the epidural-or-no-epidural route, they also have to plot how to avoid the almighty intrusive paparazzi lens. Here are just a few memorable — and sometimes controversial — birth moments of celebrity moms. -- By Vera H-C Chan