The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed she used hypnobirthing techniques of mindfulness and meditation to overcome severe morning sickness, reports BBC.
Catherine suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes severe vomiting, during her pregnancies.In her first podcast interview, she said the illness meant she was "not the happiest of pregnant people".
However, she said after trying everything to overcome it she realised the importance of "mind over the body".
The duchess said her own priorities included providing her children with the "happy home" and "safe environment" she had enjoyed as a child.
The 'five big questions'
1. What do you believe is most important for children growing up in the UK today to live a happy adult life? Rank from most important to least important:
Good physical and mental healthGood friendships and relationships
Access to opportunities
Access to a good education
2. Which of these statements is closest to your opinion?
It is primarily the responsibility of parents to give children aged 0-5 the best chance of health and happiness
It is primarily the responsibility of others in society to give children aged 0-5 the best chance of health and happiness
It is the shared responsibility of parents and others in society to give children aged 0-5 the best chance of health and happiness
3. How much do you agree or disagree with this statement? The mental health and wellbeing of parents and carers has a great impact on the development of their child(ren)
Tend to agree
Neither agree nor disagree
Tend to disagree
4. Which of the following is closest to your opinion of what influences how children develop from the start of pregnancy to age five?
Mostly the traits a child is born with (i.e. nature)
Mostly the experiences of a child in the early years (i.e. nurture)
Both nature and nurture equally
5. Which period of a child and young person's life do you think is the most important for health and happiness in adulthood?
Start of pregnancy to five years
5-11 years (primary school)
11-16 years (secondary school)
16-18 years (further education)
18-24 years (young adulthood)
All equally important