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Bromley midwives give advice to Kate Middleton as due date passes

PUBLISHED: 17:18 15 July 2013 | UPDATED: 17:18 15 July 2013

A pregnant Kate Middleton in May. Pic by John Stillwell

A pregnant Kate Middleton in May. Pic by John Stillwell

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Kate Middleton’s royal baby may be two days overdue but midwives at the Princess Royal University Hospital in Bromley have given some advice about what she can expect as a first-time mother when the big day finally comes.

Aldy Walker and Francis Dalton said she can expect one-to-one care at all times but Prince William might need some sort of support as well.

Aldy said: “She’s bound to be a little bit nervous being a first-time mother but she’ll be incredibly well prepared.

“I’ve heard that Kate’s been doing some yoga which will help when it comes to giving birth and it’s important that Kate eats and drinks regularly in the build-up.

“Labour can take a long time so it’s important that she stays patient and I wouldn’t be surprised if Kate’s mum is there for some female companionship.”

Kate will give birth in the private Lindo wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

Francis added: “It’s also crucial for Prince William to keep active and I’m sure this is something they’ll have talked about.

“I expect he will stay at the hospital with mother and baby until it’s time to go home.

“I wouldn’t be surprised to see a big surge in popularity of the name they eventually choose. I’m sure we’ll see a few babies born in the PRUH given the same name around the time it’s born.”

What do you think the royal baby should be called? Email your suggestions to the newsdesk at robin.cottle@archant.co.uk.


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