Actress Jessica Alba learned her lesson the first time: Giving birth is stressful, and she plans to do whatever it takes to relax. The actress has turned to a practice called HypnoBirthing to ensure her next labor experience is as chill as possible.
"It's different for everyone, although I do recommend the HypnoBirthing classes," Alba, who is pregnant with her second child, told Us Weekly on Monday at a Beverly Hills store opening. "I highly recommend it. It just makes you chill."
The Machete actress says as a first-time expectant mom, she was super-stressed out at the prospect of going into labor.
"I was freaked out going into it my first time, going into labor. Like what if I panic? What if I just freak out and I don't know what to do?"
HypnoBirthing: The Morgan Method by Marie F. Morgan, M.Ed, M.Hy is being called the new Lamaze and helps women to have the best birth experience possible through breathing exercises, relaxation, visualization and deepening.
"If the mind is dwelling on fearful, negative images of birth, the body is thrown unintentionally into a defense mode. The physical response then becomes the antithesis to normal birthing -- tension," according to the book.
Sounds like an interesting and helpful technique regardless of whether you're going the natural route or clinical.
Tell us: Would you try HypnoBirthing?
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