Aww. Ever since it was revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, aka the worst morning sickness EVER, I've felt so horrible for her.
I mean, not only is she the most famous pregnant woman in the world -- she's had to endure bouts of non-stop hurling combined with having a highly public pregnancy, which I'm guessing kind of sucks.
And even though she's into her second trimester, she is still trying to overcome her condition, even if it means going a very unconventional route.
Supposedly Kate Middleton is turning to hypnotherapy to deal with her morning sickness -- that's how horrifically ill she's been. Yep, she's apparently hoping to be hypnotized into enjoying food again. (The poor dear.)
According to Kate's dorm mate from college, she basically associates food with getting sick, so understandably, she's having quite a tough time eating. The hypnotherapy technique is supposed to get rid of her negativity towards food, and make her crave it instead.
Huh. Does it really work?
(It must if Kate is giving it a shot, right?)
And aside from that -- how does it work?
Well, it supposedly helps your subconscious mind send positive messages to your brain, which in turn helps women learn to control their nausea. In Kate's case, it must help her stop associating food with being nauseated in the first place.
But as is true with any hypnosis, you can't be hypnotized unless you want to do so, which must mean Kate is pretty open to it. And honestly, considering she was so sick at the beginning of her pregnancy that she needed to be hospitalized, I'm guessing she's willing to try just about anything to help her feel better.
I never had morning sickness when I was pregnant with my son (yes, I realize how lucky I am), but I've had my fair share of nausea and vomiting over the course of my life. I'm sure if it were something I were experiencing continuously, I'd do almost anything to get rid of it.
Seriously, can you blame Kate for wanting to give hypnotherapy a whirl?
Have you ever been hypnotized? Did it fix whatever you were trying to fix?
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