You can cancel that epidural. Stick that laughing gas canister back in the cupboard. Put away the paracetamol, because Girls Aloud’s Kimberley Walsh doesn’t need any of it when she gives birth later this summer. She’s going to sing her baby out.
Yep, Kimberley – who announced that she and her partner of ten years Justin Scott were expecting their first baby back in February, says she wants an all-natural birth using her vocal talent to welcome the little one into the world.
“My teacher mentioned that breathing techniques she’d learnt from singing really helped in childbirth – using her singing power to push the baby out,” she said.
“Can you imagine if I had a Julie Andrews moment and burst into The Sound of Music in the labour ward?”
Yes, we CAN, Kimberley. Please do this thing.
Singing is not only said to help ease pain during labour, it will also ensure she keeps her voice throughout the rest of her pregnancy.
“It’s important that I can still sing with this bump as there’s not as much space for my diaphragm, but my teacher, Mary, told me I’m fine,” Kimberley added.
But once the baby is here, the 32-year-old says she won’t be encouraging him or her to follow in her famous footsteps.
“I wouldn’t particularly encourage it because it’s a really tough business to be in. But at the same time, I’d never deny them their passion because nobody denied me mine.
“I think you know straight away what kind of child they are and will push them in the direction that’s going to be best for them,” she added.
Source: Heat Magazine