Meghan Markle’s plans for a natural birth for Baby Sussex have been shattered. The baby’s due date has passed.
The Royal baby was due to arrive in late April, however, the date has passed and Meghan Markle’s birthing plans have been shattered.
Sources revealed that the Duchess of Sussex was planning to have a home birth with the help of a doula and an acupuncturist, Ross Barr. A source told Vanity Fair, “Meghan has been having regular acupuncture sessions to help her unwind and relax. It’s brilliant for the blood circulation and boosting blood flow to the uterus. She plans to use acupuncture right up to her due date.”
Just like Kate Middleton, Markle was also planning to do Hypno-birth which involves breathing exercises to help lessen the pain of labor.
Since the due date has long passed, doctors have recommended that the Duchess give birth at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey to avoid any complications. The hospital is 15 miles from Frogmore Cottage.
An obstetrician in North London, Clive Spence-Jones told the Mail, “A recent study found that women over 36 should consider induction around their due date, as they are at higher risk. After induction there are more opportunities for medical intervention to be needed during labor, so home birth is not recommended.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recently moved into Frogmore Cottage which was a gift to them from Queen Elizabeth. The Queen also visited the couple recently as Markle was not able to attend the Easter services. Prince William and Kate Middleton also visited 37-year-old Markle at their new home.
The couple has almost finished renovating the nursery.