It was a pretty crazy weekend, wasn’t it, guys? There was the big fight, the Kentucky Derby and the birth of a new royal baby! I watched pretty much all the coverage (not necessarily for pleasure but for work) and there was one ongoing thing that I kept thinking was how crazily smooth everything went. I mean, Kate Middleton was admitted to hospital at 6am on Saturday morning and by 8:34am, she’d given birth to the new princess. Less than 12 hours later, she was dressed immaculately with her hair and makeup done, waving with her new daughter in her arms in front of the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s before heading home to Kensington Palace. I mean, that’s kinda insane, right? Well, here’s another fun fact: she likely gave birth without an epidural.
Once inside, at least two midwives – like last time led by Jacqui Dunkley-Bent – took control of the actual delivery. The midwives, familiar to Kate because they were among the team who delivered Prince George, guided and led by the consultant, Thorpe-Beeston and his colleagues, ready to jump in if there are complications.
It’s unknown if Kate had an epidural, but the ease of which she appeared to walk from the hospital, it seems unlikely that she had more than the basic nitrous oxide “gas and air” option for pain relief.
So, nothing too exciting, just simple observation, but I suppose it’s pretty impressive if you think about it. The baby was 8 lbs, 2 oz – and need I remind everyone that Kate is about 115lbs soaking wet? Then again, she’s just doing what millions of women around the world have done millions of times over and continue to do every day… and seriously, all you moms who gave birth at all, with or without epidural, you have my respect!
Now we just need to wait for the name! My money’s on Alice, though Charlotte seems to be a favourite, as well.