Jessica Alba Will Give Birth Under Hypnosis! Would You?

Fri, May 20, 2011 10:29am EST by 7 Comments

The actress’ husband Cash Warren will talk her into a trance as she goes into labor. Weird or cool?

The process is called Hypnobirthing and it is fast becoming a trend among new moms who want to try a drug-free delivery. Would you try it?

“It’s basically my husband takes me through sort of a meditation,” Jessica, 30, tells Ellen DeGeneres on her show today, May 20. “So he’s, like, saying, ‘You’re relaxed and you’re floating on clouds while you’re going through labor 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 labor worse and more painful.”

Jessica‘s no novice — she actually gave birth to three-year-old daughter Honor under hypnosis!

“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,” she explains. “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.”

Would you try Hypnobirthing, HollyMoms?

– Ian Garland

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Posted at 2:38 PM on May 22, 2011  

It’s completely natural. Hollywood movies have completely misrepresented how hypnosis works. It’s a completely natural state that everyone experiences. Ever watch an engrossing movie and wonder how 3hrs passed by so quickly? Hypnosis. Ever arrive at work and not recall your drive there? Hypnosis.
It’s a great way to naturally reduce pain, perfect for what Jessica Alba wants to do.

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Posted at 3:16 PM on May 20, 2011  

I gave birth without any of that crap…it’s called pushing til the things plops out. LOL

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Just BE

Posted at 9:00 PM on May 20, 2011  

It’s just so wonderful to know that people who refer to their child/children as “the things” “LOL” have procreated. I love how labor & delivery is referred to as “plops out.” No wonder other countries consider us stupid, ignorant Americans!

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Posted at 2:07 PM on May 20, 2011  

oh please not everybody that wants a natural birth can have one for example if your having twins and theres complications during pregnancy you automatically have to have a c-section. hypnosis is a crock of crap

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Just BE

Posted at 11:28 PM on May 20, 2011  

First, your comment would hold more ground and be more intelligible if you used simple PUNCTUATION. It’s really not that difficult to use – if preschoolers can use it, then you can too.

Second, the article wasn’t referring to the broad spectrum of pregnancy possibilities. It was referring to Jessica Alba’s single baby pregnancy and that was the focus of the article. If people really want to use the technique during their own labor, I strongly suggest & I hope that, like me, they would first talk to their doctor, and then also discuss it with other healthcare professionals they trust & respect. In addition, ask those professionals, but also other parents too, trusted friends, your parents, family members, etc…not only which internet sites, books, magazines, newspapers, etc to research/look at/subscribe to/purchase/etc before making any final decisions, but also what their personal advice is because sometimes that’s what will help you more than anything – especially since it can be a situation where there could be complications and you need to be prepared for those. Certain things work for some, and not for others.

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Posted at 11:09 AM on May 20, 2011  

Gave birth to my daughter 45 years ago under hypnosis so this is not anything new. It was fabulous though – you can eat right away, baby has no drug effects – it’s a great way to go and drugs are available if you end up needing them.

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Just BE

Posted at 10:25 PM on May 20, 2011  

I’ve never heard of this until now. Thank you for sharing your experience. This is something I will certainly look into more, and will most likely try when the time comes! :)

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