Duchess Meghan is looking into doing her birth (gasp!) her way. She’s reportedly exploring the possibility of pushing out the seventh in line to The Crown at home and going the GOOP route by using a more holistic approach to keep the OUCHES at bay. And just like that, the labor and delivery wards of the UK are joining the media in proclaiming that Duchess Meghan ruins EVERYTHING.
According to The Daily Mail, Duchess Meghan didn’t want to follow in Duchess Kate’s footsteps and have the baby at St Mary’s Hospital as it felt too much like a goldfish bowl. “I guess she doesn’t want people to see her delivering a pillow” thought the fake pregnancy truthers.
It is understood they quickly ruled out the option of using the private Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, like the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Kate delivered George, now five, Charlotte, three, and 11-month-old Louis at St Mary’s. However it is thought Harry and Meghan decided against it because it felt too much like a ‘goldfish bowl’.
I can understand this. Seeing the pictures of Duchess Kate’s blown out hair, looking perfect not long after giving birth still haunts me. Any pictures of me hours after giving birth would consist of me in mesh panties, topless, with drool (my drool and my children’s drool and maybe even my husband’s drool) all over me. Birth is messy and no one should have to be camera ready for the next 4 to 6 years after it.
Turns out that even though Meghan snubbed THE QUEEN by not using her doctors, she may follow in THE QUEEN’s footsteps by having a midwife-led birth at Frogmore Cottage.
There were some concerns with having a home birth mostly about her age and it being her first child but she has had a pretty easy pregnancy so a home birth is still very much an option and if it is she could give birth without any pain relief at all.
But a friend in America said the duchess – who still practices yoga daily and has ‘sailed’ through her pregnancy – is in extremely good health and sees no reason why she could not enjoy a safe delivery in the privacy of the cottage.
‘It is her favoured choice,’ the source said, ‘but it obviously depends on how things are nearer the time.’
If she does go ahead with a home birth, Meghan could give birth without any pain relief at all, but would also have the option of gas and air, a warm bath, a birth pool, TENS (a machine that uses small, electrical impulses to reduce pain and muscle spasms) or relaxation techniques such as hypnobirthing, which Californian Meghan – who very much favours alternative therapies – is believed to have been studying with Harry.
As someone who tried to have a birth with the MOST amount of pain relief (turns out you can not bring a margarita machine into a birthing unit…RUDE! ) I have a lot of questions about this. First, I had no idea what air and gas was. Turns out it’s just laughing gas. via Babycentre
“Gas and air is the most popular method of pain relief used for labour. About 80 per cent of women use it to help them cope.”
I had no idea this was an option and will be going back to the hospital for some post-baby air and gas IMMEDIATELY. There’s no word on when or where Duchess Meghan will do the customary “showing off of the baby” to the media. Wherever she does it, I’m sure her skin will look positively glowing from the flaming torches of the media, the labor and delivery industry, and now the gas and air people.