The second royal baby is almost here! British Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is speculated to be four days past her due date with her second baby, and, according to reports, she may be considering induction.
While Buckingham Palace has not confirmed an official due date for the 33-year-old duchess -- she previously revealed she was due to welcome her baby with Duke of Cambridge Prince William in “mid-to-late April” -- pregnancy experts tell People she is most likely considering an induction, a process that involves medical intervention to jump start the birthing process, according to the American Pregnancy Association.
"The decision to induce is based on how she is feeling, her history and how the baby is managing. It’s a constant dialogue between the doctors, the midwives and Kate,” pregnancy expert Zita West told People Monday.
Being that the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, where Kate is set to deliver, has a history of not allowing an expectant mother to go more than week past the due date, West said the Duchess will most likely be induced. “She has likely been given a date and if nothing has happened by then, they will induce,” she said.
When the baby does arrive, the announcement will not mimic Prince George’s arrival in 2013. While Kate and William’s first child’s arrival was announced via a press release and an official proclamation, their second child will make his/her grand entrance on social media. After sending out an initial press release, the palace will reportedly announce the gender, the time of birth and the weight of the baby on @KensingtonRoyal on Twitter.
Thankfully for those who are fans of tradition, it is being reported the couple will still allow the famous proclamation stating identical information to be placed outside of Buckingham Palace. William and Kate reportedly also will make the trek out of St. Mary's with their newest family member.