Today: Why Kate Middleton’s Birth Is Late
The Kate Middleton due date has come and gone, leaving some to wonder if this is because the royal baby is the couple’s first child. The wait is getting to be so much that the press is starting to wonder if they are waiting at the wrong hospital. Even the Queen is chiming in and saying that she is hoping for some good news, and soon.
Why Do Women Miss Their Due Date?
There are a couple factors that should be considered in the missed due date, however. First of all, only about 1 in 20 women actually deliver on their projected due date. Also, according to the Mayo Clinic, women are more likely to have an overdue birth if they have had one in the past, the baby is a boy, or, like in Kate’s case, it is their first child. If Kate goes over 10 days past her due date, doctors are very likely to suggest that Kate be induced.
According to Princess Diana’s biographer, Andrew Morton, Diana had to be induced because she couldn’t handle the press pressure any longer, and, according to Andrew Morton, the last thing they wanted was for Diana to be walking around in the heat with a baby inside of her, referring to William as “well-cooked.”
Today: Kate Middleton May Give Birth At Royal Berkshire Hospital
Kate Middleton is still believed to be up in Bucklebury at her parent’s house, resting up in preparation for the birth. If this is true, it is leaving some wondering if, when she goes into labor, Kate will give birth at the nearby Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading.
According to the palace, that has always been a contingency plan, but the plan is still to have the baby delivered in the privacy of St. Mary’s, where Harry and William were born. It should be mentioned, however, that Kate was born in the Royal Berkshire Hospital, so it wouldn’t make any less sense for her to give birth there.