Kate Middleton: Pregnant Duchess expecting twins? Baby bump is BIGGER than previous births
Kate Middleton is currently pregnant with her third child – but could the Duchess of Cambridge be expecting twins? Her bump is bigger than her previous two pregnancies with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, claims an expert.
Kate Middleton, 36, who is currently pregnant with her third child, could be expecting twins due to the bigger nature of her bump size compared to her previous pregnancies.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who is married to Prince William, has two children with the royal prince: Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2.
She is due to give birth in late April, and the gender and planned name of the baby is unknown at present – although many bets have been made.
LATEST UPDATE: 14:02, Saturday 17 March
What will Kate Middleton do before her baby is due in late April? She is eight months pregnant with her third child.
Experts explained exclusively to Express.co.uk just what Kate will be doing before the birth, and how the royal will prepare for the new arrival.
What can Kate Middleton expect from the last month of pregnancy? Liz Halliday, Deputy Head of Midwifery at Private Midwives, said: “Every pregnancy is different, so Kate may have similar experiences to her previous pregnancies or she may feel completely different.
“Kate will be having more frequent visits with her midwives or doctor now, and they will be able to help her prepare for the birth and support her through these last weeks.”
She added that Kate may well have bad sleep, “due to discomfort and changes in the brain that prepare us for those sleepless nights when the baby arrives.”
12:40pm, Saturday 17 March
Kate Middleton stepped out in shamrock green today for St Patrick’s Day at the annual Irish Guards St Patrick’s Day Parade at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow.
She wore a three quarter length green coat buttoned at one side in a traditional green shade to celebrate the Irish holiday.She also wore black tights and pointed black court shoes which made her as tall as her husband as she walked out to greet crowds at the event.
10:12am, Saturday 17 March
Kate Middleton’s baby bump, which is bigger than her previous two pregnancies, has prompted rumours she might be having twins.
An expert from The Women’s Health Clinic in London has since confirmed public speculation that Kate’s bump is larger than when she had her previous two babies. So what does this mean?
Kate Middleton’s bump is bigger than previous births – could it mean twins?
Kate Middleton pregnant
It is believed a baby bump may be bigger if a woman is carrying twins. “You may have a bigger bump if you’re carrying twins or more,” according to information on the BabyCentre UK website.
Asked about the possibility of his wife giving birth to twins, Prince William on February 9: “ “Twins? I think my mental health would be tested with twins.”
The Prince continued: ”Two is fine, I don’t know how I’m going to cope with three, I’m going to be permanently tired.”
However, Aly Dilks, who works as Clinical Director at the Women’s Health Clinic, said there is another possible explanation for this.
“Essentially, each pregnancy will have its own differences and similarities but we do expect ladies to have bigger babies the more children they have,” the expert told the Daily Mail.
“During your first pregnancy the body uses hormones to make changes to accommodate the baby.”
However, due to a woman’s ribcage having widened already during her first pregnancy, it is believed subsequent pregnancies produce a bigger baby.
Kate Middleton bump
Others have speculated Kate’s baby bump reveals if she’s having a boy or a girl, with some saying bump shape has implications for the gender of a baby.
The Mail Online commented that Kate is expecting a girl, thanks to a similarity in the shapes of her baby bump compared to her last pregnancy.
The site claims Kate’s bump is “high and wide” like it was when she was pregnant with Charlotte, but claims her bump was lower with when carrying George.
But can a baby bump really tell what gender the baby will be? According to experts, a bump cannot reveal anything about the gender of the baby.
Sherry A. Ross, MD, and author of “She-ology: The Definitive Guide to Women’s Intimate Health. Period.” told The Bump: “Like any successful old wives’ tale about pregnancy, determining the baby’s gender based on how the mom is carrying probably came from a great-great-grandmother and was passed down the family tree.
Meanwhile, betting odds are heavily in favour of Kate having a girl – with girls’ names such as Mary (4/1) and Alice (6/1) holding the strongest odds compared to the most popular boys’ names, Arthur (14/1) and Albert (also 14/1).
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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