The Duchess of Cambridge wants to try the new trend for a ‘pain-free’ birth

Kate Middleton hasn’t been shy about breaking with tradition during her first pregnancy.

And now we can reveal the Royal mum-to-be is looking at another ‘alternative’ option: hypnobirth.

Royal sources say Kate is looking into the celebrity trend, which uses hypnotherapy techniques to help reduce pain during labour.

The Duchess of Cambridge even discussed with Prince William whether to try it when she gives birth in July.

Kate, 31, and Wills, 30, have so far been defiant that they’ll do everything their own way when it comes to the baby – including the Prince insisting he’ll be present at the birth, which isn’t usual Royal protocol.

Our source says: ‘Kate‘s very excited about the idea of hypnobirth.

‘She’s exploring lots of options but thinks it sounds very interesting.’

The idea behind hypnobirthing is that women use specific breathing exercises and visualisation techniques at different stages of labour to relax the body, helping to combat pain and lessening the need for an epidural.

Some followers even claim the new-age-style technique can shorten labour.

Lottie Daley, who runs the Blossom & Bloom Hypnobirthing classes in London, says: ‘Hypnobirthing re-conditions the mind to view birth as a positive, calm and comfortable experience.’ 

Read the full story about Kate Middleton in this week’s Now magazine dated 3 June 2013 – out now!


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