Golly by the look of it, the next royal baby is certainly not going to be a conventional... After we recently revealed that the Duchess of Cambridge was tearing up the royal baby rule book - deciding to go home to her parents in Berkshire once the little is born - Grazia has learned that Kate Middleton won't be having a traditional birth, either.
Those close to the DoC say that Kate Middleton – who is reportedly due on 3rd July – wants a completely natural labour, and is considering hypno-birthing – while submerged in an inflatable pool filled with water – as one of her options. Hypno-birthing is when the mother learns self-hypnosis techniques to prepare for birth in the hope of getting through labour drug-free. Kate, 31, is planning to give birth in the private Lindo wing at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London, where Prince William was also born.
‘Kate has researched various birthing methods,’ said a source. ‘She wants it to be natural, so hypno-birthing is one option that appealed and she has been reading up on it and listening to CDs to get into the right frame of mind. Some of her friends have used this method and swear by it. Kate wants to do it her way and to be relaxed.’ Friends say that her husband, Prince William, 30, will be there by her side throughout.
Kate has not had the easiest of pregnancies. In the first trimester she was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum (a severe form of morning sickness), but over the last couple of months she has been seen out and about looking happy and healthy. Now friends say she is feeling calm about the imminent arrival of the baby with her birthing plan all laid out.
Friends revealed that once the baby is born, Kate has been joking about heading straight to a coffee shop. ‘She’s been telling everyone that she’s absolutely desperate for a latte [they’ve apparently been making her feel sick],’ said a source. After all that hard work, you’ll deserve one, Kate.