A midwife has claimed that Meghan Markle is awaiting the arrival of Baby Sussex with ‘increased care’ due to her age.
At 37, experts have said that as a first time ‘geriatric’ mum, the Duchess of Sussex will be closely monitored by her medical team to prevent any complications arising during labour.
Women in their late thirties are more likely to go full term without any problems but those aged 40 or over may opt for an early induction.
Liz Halliday, Deputy Head of Midwifery at Private Midwives, told The Sun “At 37 years old, The Duchess of Sussex appears to be fit and healthy, with good access to antenatal care.
“Although The Duchess of Sussex may have some very slightly increased risk factors due to her age, induction of labour carries risks itself and these should be fully discussed as part of balanced discussion.”
She went on to say “She is likely to have been offered increased care in these last weeks and days of her pregnancy, possibly including scans to confirm the well-being of her baby.”
While everyone is getting excited about the baby, bookies have now stopped taking bets on the birth date and are now suggesting it won’t be until May.