May 2011


Hypnobirthing. Giving birth while under hypnosis? That doesn’t sound right. So what is it?

Hypnobirthing is a technique that helps mom focus intently on the labor process and understand how the birthing muscles work in harmony. According to Hypnobirthing.com, this method “teaches you that, in the absence of fear and tension, or special medical circumstances, severe pain does not have to be an accompaniment of labor.”

Celebrities, most recently Jessica Alba, have embraced this trend in natural birth. Completely awake, it helps you relax and be aware and totally in control of your body. Birthing centers and hospitals have classes that teach these self-hypnosis techniques.

Relaxed and calm. Isn’t that how it should be?

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Supermodel, businesswoman, wife, mom of two and advocate.

Since becoming a mother, Christy Turlington Burns has devoted her time to raising awareness for healthy pregnancies around the globe and advocating for women that do not have access to the proper health care and support. Turlington Burns had an unpredictable complication during her first childbirth experience, postpartum hemorrhage. Since, she has developed a passion for improving maternal health and lowering the rate (15% of all pregnancies) of complications.

Realizing that not every woman has the luxury of regular checkups, multiple birthing options, and shopping for the latest trends, Turlington Burns has set out to give a voice to women with diverse pregnancy experiences. Her latest documentary, “No Woman, No Cry”, follows the condition of maternal health all over the world. Her foundation, Every Mother Counts, encourages people to understand the challenges of pregnancy and help improve the lives of expecting moms and their children.

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