Overdue Kate Middleton May Be Induced For Royal Baby Number 2
Kate Middleton is now four days overdue and may have to be induced for royal baby number 2 to be delivered. One Britain doctor made a shocking suggestion for the Dutch and Duchess of Cambridge to have sex to induce labor.
Overdue Kate Middleton
The Duchess should have delivered royal baby number 2 on April 23, unnamed sources told The Telegraph. If this is correct, the Duchess of Cambridge is now overdue with her second child and may need to be induced within the next two weeks or even earlier.
“The doctors don’t normally wait for more than a week. They will probably already have been in touch with Kate and talked about which day which suit her best to go in and be induced if the baby doesn’t arrive in the next couple of days,” a source told The Telegraph.
Induced labor is not a matter of concern, according to Pat O’Brien, a consultant obstetrician and spokesman for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. He said that the process is very common and vey safe.
“We tend not to leave it more than two weeks after the due date, but most mothers are getting pretty fed up once they go a week past their due date. There are other considerations that come into play – if it’s a big baby it’s sometimes better to induce before it gets any bigger. The mother will normally have a scan on or around the due date to make sure the baby is fine and it’s safe to press on a bit longer,” O’Brien said.
Prince William and Princess Kate may have sex to induce labor
Doctor Hilary Jones of Good Morning Britain suggested for Prince William and Kate to have sex to induce labor.
“They could have sex. The male produces prostaglandins and that hormone can help to induce the baby. Having sex […] does actually help,” Jones said on the show as quoted by Mirror.