12 celebrity mums who used birth hypnotherapy in labour


by Ellie Kirwin-Jones |
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Hypnobirthing is a combination of mindfulness and hypnosis which uses recommended techniques to calm and relax those before and in labour.

This kind of birth therapy is growing to become more and more popular and plenty of celebrity mums are also a big fan.

Here are 12 celebrity mums who have spoken out about their hypnobirthing experiences:


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1) Ferne McCann

Ferne McCann tried hypnobirthing when she was expecting Sunday. She told Celebsnow: "I think that the hypnobirthing definitely was amazing practice for my labour."

"Some people have a pain free birth because of hypnobirthing, did I? No, I didn’t. I felt every ounce of pain.

"I went into labour naturally and I had a natural birth, and all went well, she’s here and we’re healthy. You just need to be as relaxed as you possibly can.”

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2) Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie who is now a mum of 6, used hypnobirthing techniques during the caesarean births of her twins, Vivienne and Knox.

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3) Jessica Alba

Mum of three and actress, Jessica Alba, is open about how much she loved hypnobirthing, especially with her second child.

On the The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Jessica said: "It’s not like the clock in front of your face and you go out and you wake up and you got a baby,"

She continued: "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.”

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4) Billie Faiers

Former TOWIE star Billie is said to have used hypnobirthing for her birth.

One of her good friends, Ferne McCann, had mentioned before now: “I think she’s going for a hypnotherapy birth and has been trying out hypnotherapy classes."

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5) Sam Faiers

Similar to sister Billie, Sam was also a fan of hypnobirthing when she was pregnant with her youngsters, even though it didn't eliminate the pain for her.

She said: “My first labour was 26 hours and my second was about 4 hours, so that’s two completely different labours.

“With my first (baby Paul), I had a late labour and my pain was in my back. I had hypobirthing with baby Paul, which wasn’t pain-free but it really helped me to be really calm – I didn’t scream, shout or swear!

“I would definitely recommend it. For some people, it really works and can help them breathe through the pain.

“Unfortunately, that didn’t happen for me but I was really calm and it did help. Once you’ve pushed out the afterbirth, you feel fine.”

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6) Giovanna Fletcher

Author Giovanna Fletcher used hypnobirthing for her first birth with Buzz. She said: "Tom was as encouraging as I knew he would be – rubbing my back and reminding me to breathe anytime a frown appeared on my brow.

“He anchored me and made sure the day was as we’d hoped it would be.”

She also revealed that with baby number 3, Max, hypnobirthing was all she needed to get through labour.

Tom wrote: "I’ve witnessed her go through labour and give birth three times now and all three have been different but equally special experiences.

“She once again used hypnobirthing and had no drugs or pain relief, just breathing and relaxation techniques."

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7) Catherine Tyldesley

Former Corrie star Catherine Tyldesley revealed 6 months away from her first birth that she planned to use hypnotherapy and was practicing meditation.

She said: “Every day I sit down for half an hour and concentrate on my breathing techniques. Often the baby moves around loads because I’m taking in more oxygen, so it feels like a bonding session with the baby.”

But she then explained: "As much as I’d like to go down the natural road, I can’t beat myself up if I need medical intervention.”

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8) Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge has said to have tried hypnobirthing techniques for the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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9) Fearne Cotton

Fearne Cotton said her natural, pain relief-free birth "was the most intense and euphoric experience ever."

Using hypnobirthing for the birth of her second baby, Honey, she said it was a positive experience: “My first birth was very different to this and although all we want is our babies to be healthy, I think it’s important to remember how strong us women can be and what our bodies can do.

“Each birth story is miraculous and amazing however it turns out. I just feel grateful I had a positive experience."

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10) Busy Phillips

TV star Busy Phillips decided to have a natural birth too, along with some hypnotherapy and birth therapies.

Busy said: “I really believe that this is something our bodies are able to do naturally, and we should get out of our body’s way and let it do it,” before she gave birth to her daughter, Birdie.

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11) Gisele Bündchen

Hypnobirthing was also a hit with Gisele Bündchen, the Brazilian actress and businesswoman. Gisele has two kids, Vivian Lake Brady and Benjamin Brady with her partner, Tom Brady.

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12) Deliciously Ella

Writer Deliciously Ella recommends hypnobirthing as she said in her Instagram post after giving birth: "I went totally into my own space during the birth, focusing on every sensation and visualising what was happening during it, thinking of each one as a wave."

She continued: "It’s a whole other level of surrendering and trusting your body totally, and we spent months focusing on letting go of fear, learning everything we could about birth, so that we felt as educated and informed about every step of the process and every decision along the way."

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