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TV3 Jenny turns to hypnotism for new baby

PRESENTER Jenny Buckley is turning to hypnotherapy as she prepares to give birth.

The TV3 host has revealed she has enlisted the help of the therapy, to help her get through the labour.

Jenny, who is due next month, said she is "hanging on for dear life" in anticipation.

"My friends have told me some horrific stories about the birth and they've been etched in my mind since.

"That's when I decided to get into hypno birthing.

"I've been practising the technique for a while now, it keeps you really calm and relaxes all your muscles during birth so you don't feel any pain.

"It centres on visualisation of internal parts of the body.

"I've been playing the CD all the time and I'll be bringing it with me to the hospital on the day," said Jenny, who added that the technique has also helped her sleep.

"Thoughts of the labour process gave me many sleepless nights at first, so I'm feeling much more prepared -- there's no going back now anyway."

Despite listening to her specialised CDs in hospital on the big day, Jenny said she's not ruling anything out and has no problems getting an epidural if needs be.

"I'm not a hero, I'll definitely be open to it all on the day."


The blonde beauty, who also works as a drama teacher, has kept in shape through yoga, which she practises three times a week but has not been too fussed about a strict exercise regime.

Jenny and her hubby of five years Gareth McClean, are set to welcome their bundle of joy in five weeks and have decided to keep the sex of the baby a surprise. "Everything else is so organised so it's nice to have one surprise," the personality added.

The happy couple, who wed in an intimate ceremony in Marbella in 2006, were planning a child for a while and can't wait to celebrate Christmas with their new addition.

"The holidays will be spent with family and we're really looking forward to it.

"My mum Agnes will be on hand to help out as well, she only lives up the road so it'll be handy when I go back to work."