Meghan’s maternity leave masterplan: Royal is ‘reading up’ on hypnobirthing as she draws up plans for a nursery at Frogmore Cottage – and could even have the baby at HOME
Duchess of Sussex is not expected to give birth at Lindo Wing like Kate
She and Harry likely to consider hospitals local to their new home in Windsor
Pregnant duchess, 37, expecting her first child with Prince Harry in Spring 2019
Meghan’s mother Doria ‘will encourage a natural birth’ a source has said
Kate gave birth in St Mary’s private Lindo Wing, which costs £7,500 a night
The Duchess of Sussex is said to be reading up on hypnobirthing techniques as she prepares to welcome her first child in the spring – and could even consider giving birth at home in Windsor.
Pregnant Meghan, 37, is preparing to leave Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of Kensington Palace as she and Prince Harry make Frogmore Cottage their official residence, and there is ‘some talk’ of her having the baby at the couple’s new home, according to Vanity Fair’s royal correspondent Katie Nicholl.
As it’s the Duchess’ first child doctors could recommend a hospital birth, but Meghan is not expected to check into 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, but rather in Windsor.
A source told the magazine Meghan is busy drawing up plans for a nursery at Frogmore Cottage as well as a ‘mother-in-law suite’ for Doria Ragland, who ‘will be encouraging Meg to go for a natural birth’.
The pregnant Duchess is still attending engagements, and last night made a surprise solo visit to King’s College London to discuss how higher education can help to tackle global issues like human trafficking with academics.
FEMAIL has contacted the palace for comment.
Giving birth at home would be in contrast to the exclusive Lindo Wing, where Amal Clooney gave birth to her twins last year, and which even offers champagne on its menu for thrilled parents to toast new arrivals.
Prices at the plush West London hospital ward start at an eye-watering £5,900 for a one-night stay, with a stay in one of the suites closer to £7,500.
Kate and William’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, were all born in the Lindo Wing, just like their father and their Uncle Harry before them.
The news that Meghan and Harry will move away from Kensington Palace to make their home 25 miles away from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Windsor has seen rumours of a royal rift swirling in recent days.
The Duchess of Sussex has long been an advocate of natural lifestyle choices including meditation, yoga and a balanced diet.
During her recent tour of Australia, Meghan told royal fans how she was relying on yoga to boost her energy levels.
The duchess’ mother Doria Ragland is a yoga instructor, and fitness fan Meghan – who was frequently snapped out and about with her yoga mat in the days before she joined The Firm – has previously described the practice as being ‘in her blood’.
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.
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