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Why the Duchess of Cambridge is now my BFF?

Why the Duchess of Cambridge is now my BFF?

Although, I do not generally tend to be a fickle soul, it has been pointed out to me more than once of late, that I have left my morals at that door.   My once apathetic view of the Royals has done such an about turn, that when someone so much as mentions the Royal Baby, my pulse rate quickens and my heart looks as though it’s about to burst out of my chest.  The worst thing is, it’s not even about the baby, now don’t get me wrong, I love a baby, but this full on girl crush swoon, is all about the Duchess.  And if I were going to break it down even further, it’s about her likely use of natal hypnotherapy, hypnobirthing to us mere mortals, in preparation for the birth of the beautiful, Gorgeous George. Most of the time I feel quite comfortable turning my nose up at the ever present ‘cult of celebrity’.  Yes I love Emma Willis, but I would rather watch my husband clipping his toenails than sit and watch the drivel that is Big Brother.   Will I confess to having the Kardashian Klan on my Sky Plus, yes I will,  but this is purely for research purposes (don’t ask me what type of research involves Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, I could tell you, but I’d have to kill you).  My point is, it’s...

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Why HypnoBirthing?

It's funny, that after completing a quick straw poll of my hypnobirthing Mums about what drew them to seek out an alternative path to birth than traditional experiences that are often depicted as the 'norm' the overwhelming response to the question is FEAR...Of course there are other driving forces that lead women to investigate hypnobirthing, but there certainly seems to be a recurring theme to many of our Mum's motivations. When I thought about why hypnobirthing was of interest to me, it wasn't until I really stopped to think about, why did I realise that for me that although, I tend to associate hospitals with sickness and more extremely death.  Although, the rational side of my mind acknowledges great things happen in hospitals, babies are born, people are healed, mended and cared for by talented doctors and nurses everyday...However, the irrational side of my mind told me that if I laboured and birthed at home, I would be able to maintain control and take comfort in the reassurance of my own four walls, and be able to climb into bed after, enjoying a cup of tea and a slice of toast after.  And therefore, bypass addressing my fear of things in hospitals not always providing...

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