Meghan Markle is reportedly learning Hypnobirthing ahead of her due date

Meghan Markle is just trying to focus on staying calm and positive leading up to her due date, something that's probably easier said than done when you're the Duchess of Sussex. To help, the mom-to-be is reportedly planning for a natural delivery and receiving acupuncture and practicing Hypnobirthing.

According to a source close to Vanity Fair, "Meg wants a natural birth if she can have one. Her mother is very into anything that is holistic and natural, and having been brought up with yoga and mindfulness, it's all very much part of Meghan's birth plan."

Hypnobirthing is a birthing technique that's used to help with pain relief during delivery. It was created by a respected hypnotherapist at Harvard with the view that both the mother's body and the baby's body were made to go through the birthing process. Therefore, through practiced deep breathing, visualization and meditation, the mother can train her mind to go into a deep sense of relaxation during delivery. According to Parents, mothers using the practice report feeling "surges" or "waves" of pressure rather than intense contractions.

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The Duchess of Sussex helps put together food parcels to go in the charity outreach van and prepares personalised messages on fruit in the charity kitchen during her visit to One25, a charity specialising in helping women to break free from street sex work, addiction and other life-controlling issues.
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Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, arriving for a visit with the association of Commonwealth universities, ACU, at the university of London in London, England on January 31, 2019. (Photo by PPE/Nieboer/Sipa USA)
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The Duchess of Sussex visits Mayhew in London to meet with staff, volunteers and beneficiaries, and hear more about the animal welfare charity’s various initiatives, from community engagement to international projects. This will be Her Royal Highness’s first official visit to Mayhew in her new role as Patron.. Picture Credit Should Read: Doug Peters/EMPICS
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex during a visit to Birkenhead
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Meghan is also said to be receiving regular acupuncture treatments from celebrity acupuncturist Ross Barr and plans to use the method up to her due date. It was reported that both Meghan and Harry visited Barr's clinic before their wedding last May.

Last week The Sun shared that the duchess is also using a doula to assist her during her pregnancy. The doula is also coaching Prince Harry on ways to support his wife during labor.

Baby Sussex is due this April.

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