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Is Hypnobirthing just for Hippies? These Celebrities don't think so

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

12 celebrities who talk about their journey with Hypnobirthing to have a positive birth experience

Bizarrely, when women talk about a positive birth experience they are almost shunned to the corner and shamed for talking about birth in a positive light. I have felt this personally in baby groups when everyone is sharing their own personal journey which is normally rife with drama and trauma, when I spoke up and talked of a calm, empowering, comfortable birth I could feel the daggers. So it was no surprise to me that the most recent celebrity to talk about "breathing her baby out" was widely and publicly criticised.

1. Ferne McCann

Ferne McCann, known for her reality TV stints and vibrant personality, turned to hypnobirthing when she was expecting her daughter, Sunday. She talked openly on "This Morning" about being a vessel for her baby and how she breathed her baby out. Sadly she was trolled for sharing her positive experience, but I applaud her, the narrative about birth needs to change and we need to more widely accept that birth can be a pleasurable experience too. She emphasizes the need for relaxation during childbirth, an essential aspect of hypnobirthing techniques.

2. Jessica Alba

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Jessica Alba Talks openly about her Hypnobirth to Ellen

Actress and mother of three, Jessica Alba, is a vocal advocate of hypnobirthing. She appreciates the meditative aspects of this approach, which her husband played a significant role in during labor. The calming effect of hypnobirthing techniques was pivotal for her birthing experience

“Basically, my husband takes me through sort of a meditation. So he’s saying, ‘You’re relaxed and you’re floating on clouds,’ while you’re going through labour and your contractions.”

3. Deliciously Ella

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Ella's Podcast "changing the birth narrative" is a must listen

Writer and food blogger Deliciously Ella recommended hypnobirthing after giving birth. She highlighted the importance of surrendering and trusting your body during the birthing process.

“I went totally into my own space, focusing on every sensation and visualising what was happening, thinking of each surge as a wave"

4. Duchess of Cambridge

duchess of cambridge following her hypnobirth

The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, reportedly explored hypnobirthing techniques during the births of her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Her choice illustrates that hypnobirthing can be embraced by people from various backgrounds, including royalty

5. Fearne Cotton

ferne votton preparing for her hypnobirth
Founder of wellbeing brand, Happy Place, Ferne has a deeper understanding of the meaning of Hypnobirthing

Radio and TV presenter Fearne Cotton shared her natural, pain relief-free birth story. She used hypnobirthing for the birth of her second child, Honey. Despite the intensity of the experience, she found it euphoric and a testament to the strength of women.

"Love my yes mum cards from @theyesmummum who brilliantly guided me through hypnobirthing before my big day. Having a natural, pain relief free birth was the most intense and euphoric experience ever."

6. Angelina Jolie

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Angelina is testament to the fact Hypnobirthing can be used for Cesarean birth too

Even Hollywood A-listers like Angelina Jolie have embraced hypnobirthing. Jolie, a mother of six, used these techniques during the caesarean births of her twins, Vivienne and Knox. It demonstrates that hypnobirthing can be a valuable tool regardless of the type of birth you're planning.

7. Billie Faiers and Sam Faiers

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Sisters were determined to use their Hypnobirth techniques to have a positive birth

Former "The Only Way is Essex" star Billie Faiers turned to hypnobirthing, and her friend Ferne McCann mentioned Billie's interest in hypnotherapy classes. Her sister, Sam Faiers, also experienced hypnobirthing during her pregnancies, attesting to its calming influence during labor. While it didn't eliminate the pain entirely, it helped Sam remain composed and composed, facilitating her birthing journey

8. Catherine Tyldesley

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Hypnobirthing takes away the fear of childbirth and allows you to feel excited about the process

Former "Coronation Street" star Catherine Tyldesley embarked on a journey that included hypnotherapy and meditation during her pregnancy. She noted the calming effects of meditation and relaxation techniques, all of which can be part of a hypnobirthing experience.

'I'm so excited about going into labour!'

Gisele Bündchen

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A calm and mediative birth is not unusual in Hypnobirthing

Brazilian actress and businesswoman Gisele Bündchen, known for her work in modelling and acting, embraced hypnobirthing during the births of her two children, Vivian Lake Brady and Benjamin Brady.

“The labour was more like meditation,” she says. “I did yoga breathing. I was focused.”

Celebrities from various walks of life have shared their experiences with hypnobirthing, emphasising its positive impact on their birthing journeys. Whether you're a reality TV star, an A-list actress, or a just someone looking to find a way to enjoy a positive birth, hypnobirthing can be a valuable resource for creating a more relaxed and positive birthing experience. The choice is yours, and it's heartening to know that many have found comfort and empowerment through these techniques. Share your thoughts with us on Facebook or Twitter if you've tried hypnobirthing during your birthing journey!

Where to start our own Hypnobirth journey

Check out the programme available with Your Birth Story for face to face, online and private coaching.

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