By Vishakha Sonawane, Parent Herald | July 25, 7:13 AM
New mother the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, used hypnobirthing during labor, reports claim.
According to The Mirror, Kate used this method in order to stay calm and visualize birth. Multiple reports claimed that the Duchess was considering hypnobirthing as a delivery option.
Hypnobirthing includes breathing exercises and visualization, to help keep the expecting mother relaxed and less anxious. Kate had her husband, Prince William by her side to support, reassure and coach her during the labor. This must have made it easy for Kate, the Mirror reported.
Actress Jessica Alba also used hypnobirthing during the birth of her daughter, Honor.
Kate and William welcomed their little prince, July 22 at St Mary's Hospital in Paddington, where William and Prince Harry were born. The royal baby, who weighed 8lb 6oz, at the time of the birth, was named Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.
The Duchess was hailed by mothers to step out with post-baby bump. "In a couple of minutes on the steps of the Lindo Wing Kate has done more for new mums' self-esteem than any other role model," Siobhan Freegard, founder of the British website Netmums, told Sykes.
After the delivery, the uterus takes time to go back to its original shape. This makes a woman look around six months pregnant even after giving birth. "One of the most surprising things to a first-time mom is that her belly doesn't immediately go back to normal after the baby comes out!" said Dr. Jennifer Ashton, an OB-GYN and senior medical contributor for ABC News. "Rest assured this is totally normal and, with time, things can and do go back to their original shape."