Published On: Sun, Apr 7th, 2019

Meghan Markle news: Pregnancy and birth plan influenced by Duchess of Sussex’s feminism

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will welcome their first baby this spring. The former Suits actress, now Duchess of Sussex, is believed have a due date in late April, or early May. With the birth approaching, details of Meghan’s plans and procedures have started to emerge. Meghan said “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist” speaking at the UN on International Women’s Day 2015.

How have her feminist views shaped her pregnancy and birth plan? It is thought the birth location and procedures the Duchess plans to follow will be very different from those of her sister in law Kate Middleton, and sadly departed mother in law, Princess Diana.

t has been rumoured Meghan, 37, will not pose on the steps of the hospital with her husband and her baby, due to her feminism.

Emily Andrews, royal correspondent for The Sun, said: “At the moment, we understand that she isn’t, she doesn’t want to do that, isn’t going to do that.”

Omid Scobie, an American commentator, said: “Given what we know about Meghan, the optics of a totally glamorous, picture-perfect moment hours after giving birth are not quite in alignment with her views on the world.”

Bookies Ladbrokes has today stated figures are odds on for Meghan to give birth at the Mulberry Centre, at NHS Frimley Park hospital.

This is the odds-on favourite at 5/6 following reports Meghan has shunned the Queen’s trusted medical team.

Meanwhile, 4/1 is the price on offer the Duchess does follow in recent tradition by giving birth at the Lindo Wing in central London.

Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “It’s safe to say Meghan is doing things in her own way rather than the royal way, and we’ve been forced to slash the odds of a birth much closer to Frogmore Cottage at Frimley Park.”

Meghan has surrounded herself with a female medical team prior to her baby’s arrival, perhaps also a nod to her feminist viewpoint.

Sources have revealed she has enlisted the support of a new age doula for the birth.

A doula is non-medical professional who assists women and their family before, during and after birth.

Doulas are there to offer support and cannot offer any medical assistance.

However, they are there for emotional support to mothers.

The brunette, LA-born actress is now said to have snubbed “men in suits” for a female led doctor and birthing team.

Royal aides were left baffled after the Duchess of Sussex snubbed the best doctors in the world, adamant she did not want “men in suits” at the birth, which is now just weeks away.

She told the Queen she wanted to bring in her own team, led by a female doctor.

Alan Farthing and Guy Thorpe-Beeston were present for all Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s births, with the doctors specialists at high risk births.

They do not charge the Royal Family for their services, but a new team of doctors could cost thousands of pounds.

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