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Meghan Markle Hopes To Hypnobirth

Naturally, a mindful Meghan Markle has a vision of her birth plan and it’s enlightening. The meditative approach of hypnobirthing is intrinsic to the modern royal, having embraced a holistic lifestyle as the daughter of Doria Ragland, a social worker at a nonprofit mental health clinic in California and yoga instructor.

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The approach of hypnobirthing is a lucent way of using hypnosis to achieve a calm, confident and more positive birth experience. In essence, it borrows on the principles of meditation to ease expectant mothers into a state of tranquility so their bodies can fully relax into labor and childbirth.

The organic practice is becoming more in vogue among pregnant women, who are opting for unmedicated births involving midwives and doulas. Midwives are now present at over 13 percent of all births in the U.S. and the number of home births has jumped by 70 percent since 2004, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics.

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Glamour explains that although the trending practice is being regarded as a modern approach, home births indicative of hypnobirthing is one of the oldest traditions in the monarchy—Kate Middleton, and Princess Diana before her were the ones to break with tradition by delivering the most recent royal generation in a hospital. Prior to that, royal home births were the norm. Even mindfulness-based hypnobirthing isn't new to the monarchy. It is reported, the Duchess of Cambridge used the technique during all three of her deliveries.

HypnobirthMe, defines the practice as much a philosophy of birthing as it is techniques. It spawns feelings of control while learning how the mind works - specifically, the power of the mind over the body. The aim is to experience pregnancy, labor and birth without fear and with knowledge, good support, and tools for the birth – creating a positive and empowering experience. When the body is relaxed during labor, it produces nature's anesthesia: endorphins, which are two hundred times more powerful than morphine.

Markle who admits yoga is in her blood could actualize the ideal birth experience. The asanas are designed to tone the muscles that are used for birthing, to add more stamina and strengthen the upper body for nursing. Hypnosis and yoga are the perfect matches for pregnancy and many other issues. A flexible spine equals a flexible mind.

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Glamour explains that although the trending technique is being regarded as a modern approach, home births indicative of hypnobirthing is one of the oldest traditions in the monarchy—Kate Middleton, and Princess Diana before her were the ones to break with tradition by delivering the most recent royal generation in a hospital. Prior to that, royal home births were the norm. Even mindfulness-based hypnobirthing isn't new to the monarchy. It is reported, the Duchess of Cambridge used the technique during all three of her deliveries.

That is not to say, that Meghan is not breaking tradition as having a doula, whose role is to be her right-hand woman during the birthing process, present for the birth of Baby Sussex is anything but Royal., the couples London-based doula, who would be the first in centuries to be present at a royal birth.

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"Hypnobirthing matters because it sets women on a journey to take charge of their births. It gives the message that birth preparation is vital and essential for a positive birth - both for spiralling inwards and finding strength and courage, and for making and voicing decisions that feel right about the outer environment in labour and birth" Milli Hill, Founder of The Positive Birth Movement. With baby Sussex arriving in mere weeks, here’s wishing Markle a healthy & beautiful birth experience. 

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