Meghan Markle may snub a major royal tradition and opt for a 'natural home birth' at Frogmore Cottage: Reports
The pregnant Duchess has been reading quite a lot about hypnobirthing techniques while on leave from her official royal duties
With the ongoing news about a certain feud brewing between the Kensington Palace royals, a lot of focus seems to have shifted from the very pregnant Duchess of Sussex and her baby. Meghan Markle, who is currently taking things slow in light of her pregnancy, in a not-so-surprising move, seems to have disregarded the Lido Wing of the St. Mary's Hospital as the couple's choice of birthing place.
Instead, a new report says that the pregnant Duchess has been reading quite a lot about hypnobirthing techniques while on leave, with some of them claiming that Meghan, who is due to give birth in spring next year, might even want to deliver her firstborn at home itself.
The Duchess of Sussex is, as one would say, in transit, as she starts preparing for her move from the Kensington Palace to their new home in Frogmore Cottage, Windsor. And while there is some talk of her giving birth to the child at home, since it's the couple's first kid, there are chances that doctors could highly recommend a hospital birth.
However, it is extremely clear that Meghan will not be giving birth to her child in the private £7,500 a night Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London, where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to all three of her children, since she, as well as Prince Harry are looking for more viable options in and around Windsor.
According to a source, the pregnant Duchess is busy drawing up plans for a nursery at Frogmore Cottage, and there are also talks of setting up a 'mother-in-law suite' for Doria Ragland, who "will be encouraging Meg to go for a natural birth".
The source said: "Doria plans to be around a lot when the baby arrives, and there are plans for her to have a dedicated space at their new home. She wants to be on hand to help Meghan and Harry with the baby. Doria will be involved and if she's involved she will be encouraging Meg to go for a natural birth."
Although the exact date Meghan is expected to give birth is a closely guarded secret, she was thought to be around 15 weeks pregnant during the recent Commonwealth Tour, which could mean she gives birth as early as March 2019.
And as for the newborn's godparents, there have been talks of a few people who could be in the running. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex might just be naming George and Amal Clooney as the godparents of their first baby. George's cousin Ben Breslin shared, "I'm all for it. He'd make a wonderful godfather, he'd make a wonderful just about anything - he's a good guy."