KATE Middleton has hypnotised the world, and if her latest news is anything to go by, pregnant women will be lining up for the latest birthing craze.
The Duchess of Cambridge, due to give birth to her first baby in July, is going to try HypnoBirthing.
HypnoBirthing teaches women to trust their body and work with it, as well as helping them free themselves of emotions that lead to pain-causing fear and unyielding muscles.
Sunshine Coast HypnoBirthing certified educator Carrie Jeff has been teaching for more than a year, after the birth of her third child.
"My first two births had not been very nice experiences at all," Carrie said. "They were both vaginal births and were very scary and painful and very much out of control."
Carrie said she had been looking for an alternative and settled on a water HypnoBirth at home.
"I was at the point where I was going to try anything and it was amazing," she said. "I had every drug given to me at the hospital, except epidural, for my other births and nothing came close to birthing in water."
Carrie said HypnoBirthing was for women who were looking for a calmer birth, although it was not always pain-free. "It offers coping mechanisms to deal with labour," she said
HypnoBirthing is gaining great momentum in the United States and United Kingdom, and while it is still relatively unknown on the Coast, Carrie is bracing herself for a field of inquiries in the wake of Kate's news.
"I think it's going to be phenomenal," she said. "The Royals dictate what a lot of people do. "If it's good enough for Kate, it's good enough for every woman out there. Maybe they won't be so apprehensive."
Carrie said women should ensure their practitioner of choice had earned the HypnoBirthing
Mongan Method gold seal.