May 20th 2011 6:03 am
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The pregnant Jessica Alba is planning to use the HypnoBirthing method. Evidently this is not the first time she's done this - when her daughter Honor was born, she used this method as well.
She tells Ellen DeGeneres, "It's basically my husband takes me through sort of a meditation. So he's, like, saying, 'You're relaxed and you're floating on clouds while you're going through labour and your contractions.'
"He just sort of does a guided mediation. I'm just concentrating on breathing and staying relaxed because it's when you get tense that makes the whole labour worse and more painful.
"I actually did this with Honor... It is kind of a way to relax and know that the contraction will only last for so long. You just need to concentrate on the breathing and just the sound of his voice... Normally I want to strangle him but at that moment it's sort of calming and wonderful."
I think a lobotomy before the birth will accomplish the same thing, but I don't recommend it.
Uh-huh. She should go through the labor/delivery Ma went through with Myles and see how that works. 17 1/2 hours of labor and 2 1/2 hours pushing...meditation. Psht. BOL! (But really, it probably is helpful to some! Ma doesn't have the attention span for that.)
Each to their own.