Supermodel Gisele Bundchen claims she didn’t feel any pain when she was in labour with her eight-week-old son Benjamin. The Brazilian supermodel – who welcomed son Benjamin, her first child with husband Tom Brady, into the world in December – insists the labour didn’t hurt because she used hypnosis and meditation techniques.
She told Brazilian TV station Fantasticoshe: “It didn’t hurt in the slightest. The whole time my mind was focused in each contraction on the thought, ‘My baby is closer to coming out.’ “It wasn’t like, ‘This is so painful.’ So I transformed that intense feeling into a hope of seeing him.”
Gisele – who is also stepmother to Tom’s two-year-old son John – fell intensely in love with Benjamin as soon as he was born. She said: “It’s wonderful. Never in my life I thought I could love like this. You hear people talking about it, but you don’t know until it happens to you. I couldn’t be happier.” Gisele, 29, also revealed she is breastfeeding her son, and while it’s very tiring, she is enjoying every moment of it.
Hypnobirthing is increasingly being used by new parents that want a pain free and drug free labour. By using hypnosis for labour both mother and baby benefit from the hypnosis, the labour is shorter, less painful, baby is less stressed and following the birth the baby sleeps better as no drugs were used, as it is 100% natural and no side effects. Hypnobirthing has a positive effect on both parents and by using hypnosis the father can become more involved in the birthing process. Hypno birthing involves both the mum and dad in a fabulous experience and gives the dad more meaning in his role in the birthing process.