Kate Middleton pregnant: Duchess Of Cambridge sparks HUGE surge with this controversial pregnancy trend – but would you try it?
KATE Middleton recently announced she and husband Prince William were pregnant and expecting their third child.
The Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge – who already have two children Princess Charlotte and Prince George – will be welcoming their third child together no earlier than March 2018.
Kate Middleton and husband Prince William announced their baby news with a message from Kensington Palace.
The mum of two has remained out of the spotlight since the announcement, due to her suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum – a severe form of morning sickness.
However, some secrets from Kate’s birthing plan have been revealed, as a source told MailOnline: “The Duchess knew it wasn’t possible for her first baby to be born at home, but she asked for a home birth for the second.
“Officials and doctors thought it too risky. There was concern and in the end she decided against it.”
And it appears if a home birth is good enough for Kate Middleton, it’s good enough for other expecting mothers as new statistics prove just how popular the idea of giving birth at home has become – thanks to the ‘Kate effect’.
The UK’s largest provider of home birth services, Private Midwives, has shockingly seen a 44 per cent increase in interest shown towards their services.
Private Midwives carried out a survey on 1,592 UK adults, which revealed a third – 29 per cent – wanted to welcome their child in the comfort of their own home.
Speaking about the increase the company have seen since the royal announcement, the director of midwifery, quality and safety at Private Midwives, Linda Bryceland explained: “We’ve seen a definite rise in interest surrounding home births following the Duchess of Cambridge’s announcement, with many of the services she and other A-listers utilise becoming more readily accessible and affordable, we’re seeing expectant mothers being presented with more and more options.
“It’s now even easier to tailor birthing care and plan a journey that suits mothers-to-be.
“As well as a rise in awareness, there is also an increase in professional career driven women who in the current economic climate do not want to take time off work for antenatal appointments – their partners also frequently struggle to get time off to attend antenatal appointments.”
But what do you think? Would you give birth at home?
Source: OK CO UK
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