Meghan Markle news: Why current stage of pregnancy is SO important for the Duchess

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MEGHAN MARKLE’s due date is thought to be fast approaching, meaning she could be entering her third trimester – and there’s a reason this point of the pregnancy is so important for the Duchess of Sussex.

Meghan Markle is thought to be nearing her third trimester Image GETTY
Meghan Markle is thought to be nearing her third trimester Image GETTY

Many royal fans are predicting Meghan Markle, 37, will give birth as soon as February, while others are convinced the new royal baby will arrive in March. Either way, the Duchess of Sussex and wife of Prince Harry, 34, has an exciting stage ahead as the former Suits actress is thought to be entering her third trimester. This point of the pregnancy is where the official countdown to the baby’s arrival begins and the royal couple will no doubt be finalising their birthing plans and discussing possible baby names. But how will this stage of pregnancy be having an effect on Meghan?

Meghan Markle said she was feeling very pregnant during a recent royal engagement Image GETTY 01
Meghan Markle said she was feeling very pregnant during a recent royal engagement Image GETTY 01

The third trimester is a time when you start to feel ‘really pregnant’ and for some women, but not all, this can come with some discomfort such as pelvic pain, indigestion and trouble sleeping

Milli Hill, Author of The Positive Birth Book and expert speaker at The Baby Show

Milli Hill, Author of The Positive Birth Book and expert speaker at The Baby Show, which returns March 1st-3rd, told Express.co.uk why this point could bring some discomfort.

She explained: “The third trimester is a time when you start to feel ‘really pregnant’ and for some women, but not all, this can come with some discomfort such as pelvic pain, indigestion and trouble sleeping.”

Meghan Markle is thought to be due to give birth in February or March Image GETTY
Meghan Markle is thought to be due to give birth in February or March Image GETTY

During a recent royal engagement to the Royal Variety Charity’s residential nursing and care home, Meghan said she felt “very pregnant” that day, hinting she could be closer to her due date than first thought.

Milli added how this might be affecting the Duchess’ sleeping pattern, saying: “You may also need to go for a wee more frequently which can be annoying, especially in the night.”

Despite a possible disrupted sleep, Meghan – who apparently meditates every morning – is likely to continue her daily routine as normal.

The pregnancy expert continued: “However, unless you have specific health issues or are advised otherwise by health professionals, you should be able to carry on with all your usual activities, including exercise.”

Meghan apparently wants a different experience from the royal women before her, and as her and Prince Harry’s child is lower down in the ranks of heirs to the throne they can afford to do things a little differently.

Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl said the couple have been looking at their “options”.

The couple will be living in Windsor at Frogmore Cottage by the time their baby arrives, and they’re said to have discussed welcoming their child at home, or at a hospital in or close to Windsor.

Katie said: “There is even some talk that Meghan, who has had a straightforward pregnancy so far, might opt for a home birth, although given this is her first baby, doctors will likely advise a hospital birth.”

Meghan is a huge fan of yoga and also sticks to a healthy lifestyle, which includes early morning meditation sessions.

She has also apparently been reading up on natural-birthing techniques including hypnobirthing, which sister-in-law Kate is said to have used in each of her labours.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK