THE Duchess of Sussex wants a female doctor to deliver the royal baby, The Sun on Sunday can reveal. And Meghan has been influenced in her “birthing lifestyle” by close pal Amal Clooney, who gave birth to twins in London two years ago. Royal insiders now believe Meghan and Prince Harry’s baby, thought to be due this month, will be born in the Kensington wing of the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital — where George Clooney’s wife had their children. Meghan and Harry have visited a separate wellness centre in west London for “gong-bathing” sessions — where participants listen to sounds and vibrations aimed at reducing tension. Meghan, 37, will have a host of top obstetricians to choose from if she goes to the private Kensington wing where birth “packages” can cost £15,000. Royal obstetrician Guy Thorpe-Beeston — who has helped deliver Kate and Prince William’s children — works at the unit. But feminist … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle wants female doctor to deliver royal baby and will follow pal Amal Clooney’s birthing plan
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MEGHAN Markle is considering giving birth at home in Windsor, friends have reportedly revealed. The Duchess, 37, would be following the Queen's example if she opts for a home birth, as the monarch had all her four kids at either Buckingham Palace or Clarence House. Mum-to-be Meghan’s first choice would be to have her baby at Frogmore Cottage, the new home she shares with Prince Harry, sources claim. Friends have said Meghan has not completely ruled out a hospital delivery in the event of a premature birth or the need for an epidural or caesarean. When asked whether Meghan wants to have a home birth, one friend told the Daily Mail: “It is her favoured choice. “But it obviously depends on how things are nearer the time.” Prince Harry is reportedly planning to be by Meghan’s side “every step of the way”. It comes after reports that Meghan has royally snubbed the Queen's doctors in the lead up to the first of her first child, as she doesn't want … [Read more...] about Meghan Markle ‘wants to follow the Queen’s example and have her baby at HOME’ in Frogmore Cottage
WE have all seen the beaming photos of Kate Middleton and Prince William on the steps of the Lindo Wing at St Mary's hospital holding their newborn royal babies. But where exactly is the famous hospital where Kate gave birth to her third baby, will Meghan Markle go there and can YOU give birth at the most famous hospital ward in the world? Where is St Mary’s Hospital? St Mary’s Hospital is located in Paddington, City of Westminster, London, and its full address is St Mary’s Hospital, South Wharf Road, London W2 1NY. It is 173 years old, as it was founded in 1845 and first admitted patients in 1851. It is operated by the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and is an NHS hospital with a private wing. The private wing is named the Lindo wing, where many royal and celebrity births have taken place and was founded in 1937. The name comes from businessman and hospital board-member Frank Charles Lindo, who donated £111,500 to the hospital. When did Kate Middleton … [Read more...] about Where is the Lindo wing, is this where Meghan Markle is giving birth and how much does is cost to have a baby there?
A quick-thinking dad delivered his ‘one in 80,000’ baby daughter when his wife suddenly went into labour at home. Thomas Ridsdill had to deal with one of the rarest births in the world when little Heather was born still inside her amniotic sac. Childbirth is a miracle in itself but it’s even more extraordinary when a baby is born “en-caul,” meaning the sac remains unbroken and makes the newborn appear to be inside a bubble. The phenomenon occurs in just one out of 80,000 births and was made even more special by Heather being delivered by her dad. Thomas and wife Kirsten were at home in Craigendoran in Helensburgh when the newborn decided to make an unexpected appearance – just hours after a check-up at the Vale hospital. Their three children – Robert, seven, Eilidh, five, and two-year-old Christopher – were also at home with Kirsten’s visiting brother and sister-in-law when the dramatic birth unfolded. Thomas, 40, said: “I had … [Read more...] about Helensburgh dad delivers ‘one in 80,000’ baby daughter at home
As a car salesman Limavady man Brent Crawford is used to delivering vehicles, but just a week ago he was forced to step outside his comfort zone to deliver a baby. His wife Susie had gone four days past her due date for the couple’s second child, but when little Calvin finally arrived he did it in a hurry. At 5.20am last Saturday morning Brent was awoken by his wife and told it was time to go to the hospital.Just 23 minutes later they were the proud parents of a second child, delivered in their Limavady home by Brent who was talked through the delivery by a paramedic from Altnagelvin Hospital.Talking to the News Letter, Brent recalled the excitement of a week ago. The 33-year-old said: “When Susie said it was time to go I got my keys and phoned my mum and dad. They were coming to keep an eye on our other wee man.”The couple’s first child Jack, who will be three at Christmas, was asleep as the commotion began. Brent said: “Mum and dad are only 20 … [Read more...] about Dad to the rescue as he delivers new baby boy