Jessica Alba’s key to a peaceful birthing: HypnoBirthing

Although she was anxious for her first pregnancy, she is calmer now and has found a new way to feel good: HypnoBirthing classes.

In an interview on the Ellen Degeneres Show, the 30-year-old actress said that HypnoBirthing allows an expectant mother to give birth while being relaxed.

“It’s not like the clock in front of your face and you go out and you wake up and you got a baby,” Alba joked. “Basically my husband takes me through sort of a meditation. He’ll say, ‘you’re relaxed, and you’re floating on clouds while you’re going through labor and your contractions. I’m just concentrating on breathing and staying relaxed because it’s when you get tense that makes the whole labor worse and more painful. That’s all it is. It’s not like a weird thing.”

The HypnoBirthing is a kind of self-hypnosis. Jessica Alba is convinced that this technique would enable women who agonize before delivery not to panic.

“I was freaked out going into it my first time going into labor,” she told Us magazine. “Like what if I panic? What if I just freak out and I don’t know what to do?”

Already the mother of a 2-year-old girl, Honor Marie, Jessica is awaiting baby no. 2 in June.