Kate Middleton and Prince William are about to become the proud parents of a brand-new royal baby, and we couldn't be any more excited. Kate's due to pop in mid-July (though she could give birth any day now) and rumor has it that her labor and delivery might be slightly unconventional.
According to a source for Grazia magazine (via Entertainmentwise), the duchess will give birth in the private Lindo wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London (which will cost a cool £10,000), alongside gynecologists-to-the-royals, Marcus Setchell and Alan Farthing. Though Kate will be under the supervision of doctors, she reportedly wants to have a "natural birth" (which means she won't have a cesarean section unless it's medically necessary) –– and she’s considering using hypnotherapy as part of her delivery.
So what is hypnobirth exactly? It involves using hypnotherapy, which includes breathing exercises and visualization, to help keep the expectant mom as relaxed as she can be. (Jessica Alba is a fan, as she used hypnotherapy when delivering daughter Honor.)
Rumors have also been swirling that Kate may be planning a water birth. The Queen set off alarm bells when she visited a maternity until in May and reportedly became very inquisitive about birthing pools. Does that mean anything? Maybe, maybe not!
Whatever she decides about her birth plan, the duchess is taking it all in stride. Now magazine reports, "Kate's not at all stressed — she just has the usual worries of an expectant mother."