Celebrity mums who used hypnotherapy in labour

The latest celebrity birthing trend is to have a 'hypnobirth', and fans include Jessica Alba and Angelina Jolie. Find out which other famous mums tried birth hypnotherapy

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  • Jessica Alba

    The latest A-list mum-to-be to talk about her love of hypnobirthing is pregnant Jessica Alba. Jessica has revealed her plans to have a hypnobirth when she welcomes her second baby.

    "It’s not like the clock in front of your face and you go out and you wake up and you got a baby," Jessica recently explained on The Ellen DeGeneres show. "Basically, my husband takes me through sort of a meditation. So he’s saying, 'You’re relaxed and you’re floating on clouds,' while you’re going through labour and your contractions."

  • Angelina Jolie

    Celebrity mum-of-six Angelina Jolie allegedly used hypnobirthing techniques when she gave birth via caesarean to her twins Vivienne and Knox.

    With Brad Pitt by her side, Angelina is rumoured to have chanted and was put under a trance while her twins arrived into the world.

  • Tiffani Thiessen

    Former Saved By The Bell star Tiffani Thiessen decided to try hypnobirthing when she gave birth to her daughter, Harper Renn. Talking before the birth, Tiffani said, "I’m going to give a Girl Scout effort to hypnobirthing."

    Tiffani reportedly endured a 30-hour labour and eventually needed an emergency caesarean after her daughter's umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck.

  • Busy Phillips

    The former cast member of Dawson's Creek, Busy Phillips decided to let nature take its course, with a little help from hypnotherapy and complementary birth therapies.

    "I really believe that this is something our bodies are able to do naturally, and we should get out of our body’s way and let it do it,” Busy said before she gave birth to her daughter, Birdie.