Tiffani Thiessen Plans a Hypnobirth

Cynthia Dermody

bassinett at hospital
Flickr photo by Max Hanley
When I read in Pregnancy magazine that Tiffani Thiessen plans to deliver her baby via hypnobirthing, I popped over to the hypnobirthing web page to refresh myself on exactly what it was. This line caught my eye:

"When you have your baby with HypnoBirthing, you will not be in a trance or a sleep. What you will experience is similar to the daydreaming, or focusing, that occurs when you are engrossed in a book or a movie or staring into a fire."

Wow, that sounds like going on a vacation, not giving birth. I wonder if I should get pregnant again?

The Stir's Michele considered hypnobirthing, too, though she had a change of birth plan at the last minute.

There are four HypnoBirthing Techniques:

  • Breathing -- both during pregnancy and birth
  • Relaxation -- incorporates breathing and massage
  • Visualization -- allows your mind to be calm and your body will follow
  • Deepening -- takes all of the above and allows you to release further into total relaxation

Much as like to believe it, I just can't imagine reading a bestseller as I was pushing out my babies, or daydreaming about that new baking pan I saw the other day at Williams-Sonoma. I'm just not that focused in anything. I think it takes a certain type of person to try it, and I hope it works for Tiffani.

Would you consider hypnobirthing?

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