Royal Baby: Kate Middleton in early stages of labour at the Lindo Wing

The royal baby countdown is on as Kate Middleton is admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, as she goes into the early stages of labour with her third baby

It has been announced that the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital, in Paddington, earlier this morning as she is said to be in the early stages of labour. Kate  travelled with The Duke of Cambridge by car from Kensington Palace to the Lindo Wing at St. Mary’s Hospital.

The sex of the third royal baby is still unknown, however as the younger brother or sister for Prince George and Princess Charlotte, the prince or princess will be fifth in line to the throne, and will be the Queen’s sixth great-grandchild.

As Kate Middleton’s third experience of labour, will this mean a short labour? Milli Hill,  Author of The Positive Birth Book and expert speaker at The Baby Show says: “Sometimes second or third babies can come quick! It’s a good idea to mentally prepare for a quick labour, and prepare on a practical level – for example by prepping your partner on what they may need to do if this happens. If you have had fairly straightforward and smooth running labours with your first two, this doesn’t necessarily mean that everything will be plain sailing with baby number three; indeed, some people call the third baby the ‘Wild Card’ as it can sometimes bring unexpected surprises!”

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