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Kate Middleton’s birth plan will make history in England!

Prince William will be the first royal dad in the delivery room.

By TheBump.com May 30, 2013 7:24PM
Photo: Kate Middleton // Getty ImagesI don’t know about you, but I’m already hunkering down for the arrival of the royal baby. I’ve planned a menu of small British heir-approved apps (in case you’re curious, everything will be served “mini” and come with a British flag, we’ll sip mocktails and say “Cheerio!” and “Brilliant!” as often as possible and for dessert, we’ll munch on biscuits and cakes, and sip tea while chanting “God Save the Queen!”). I’ve invited all my prestigious friends (side note: I’ve defined “prestigious” as all those holding full-time jobs. I’m a commoner here, work with me people!) and even knitted a royal blanket (err.. started to knit one, at least). Needless to say, I’m ready!


But, while Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby-on-deck continues to prepare for his (her?) summer debut, word on the street is that Kate’s birth plan will make history in England — for more reasons than you think!

Aside from the fact that Kate will birth the future king or queen of England (baby will be third in line for the throne!), she and daddy-to-be will also break ground in the English way of arrival. Kate’s birth will mark the first time EVER that dad will be present for the delivery. That’s right — if you can even believe it — all the dads before Will were elsewhere when their babes were birthed. For starters, Prince Charles was playing polo during Diana’s delivery with William and before that, Prince Philip was playing squash when Queen Elizabeth gave birth to Charles. Talk about royal no-shows!

Kate will likely give birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the same locale where Diana gave birth to Prince William. It’ll be a beautiful memory for the two parents, to connect both William’s past with the new future they’re planning together (it’ll also be a beautiful way to honor his late mum) and apparently, Kate’s gone so far as to consider a ton of alternative birth methods for her delivery, including water birth and Hypnobirthing. To be honest, I think Kate may deliver like the mums before her, but that’s just me.

More from The Bump: Do you need a birth plan?

Regardless of the way Kate and Will choose to deliver — one thing is for sure: They’re going to have a birth plan. Known as the “game plan” for baby’s arrival, it’ll serve as a check-list to make sure that both Will and Kate are totally in charge of labor, delivery and baby’s arrival. Because the entire world will have their eyes glued to the news, it’s super important for the couple to stick to their wishes as the moment of delivery draws nearer and nearer. And while the couple can expect for things to get a little chaotic, their birth plan will make sure that Kate and Will are on the same page as their doctors and nurses.

So, what can we expect their birth plan to look like?

First things first, it will make clear their desires about issues like pain meds, people involved, episiotomies and cord cutting. Their plan will document their wishes as parents (spoiler alert! Kate and Will’s will most likely involve a lengthy legal agreement that keeps hospital staff from saying anything about delivery!), prepare them for hospital policies — their plan will make sure everyone involved knows what they want, how they want to do it, no further questions asked! That way, they can just focus on the pushin’.

Did you have a birth plan?

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Jun 1, 2013 7:20PM
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I think it was more of an privacy lady like thing for women not to have an audience.  It was the old fashioned way, that is all. I know, I went through the whole thing alone 40 years ago.  It was  horrendous. 
May 31, 2013 8:05PM
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we act as if d royals r different human being to us in gods eyes everyone is d same people stop making d royals think they better dan any other person kate will be going through d same thing any other pregnant woman will be going through geeeez
May 31, 2013 7:59PM
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I love the term "birth plan"  I didn't plan to be induced and be in labor for 32 hours.  I didn't plan that the anesthesiologist would be an idiot and do my epidural wrong.  Good luck to the royal family, hope it all goes well!
May 31, 2013 7:12PM
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It stinks that people in this day and age think they have to bow to another human so-called Royals. Russia had the right ideal to wipe royalty from the slate. All this means is that they are an elitist society that have to have a King and Queen.
May 31, 2013 6:41PM
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William, get to massaging Kate so the likelihood of an episiotomy goes way down. 
May 31, 2013 6:30PM
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I really love these two. They seem down to earth, witty and classy. Some folks seem jealous of their fame and money but you couldn't pay me enough to dress up every day, to shake hands and give speeches while the paparazzi stalks you and criticizes your every move. Glad to see them put each other first and make their own decisions about they're family life, not bowing to the monarchy or tradition. Sad to think of Prince Charles upbringing, seems his mother cares more about her corgies than her offspring. Not meant as a criticism of her, I think she did what was expected of her all her life. William and Kate will be "mom & dad", Philip and Elizabeth more like "Mother and Father."
May 31, 2013 6:26PM
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Really, authors need to do their research.  William is not the first royal dad EVER to be at a birth.  Seriously stupid mistake as if the author had done any research, he or she would have easily discovered this.  It irks me that supposed authors can't take the time to do their research and just seem to spout off whatever they think is correct. Charles was present for both William and Harry's birth. Andrew was present for both girls and Edward for his son.  I believe he missed Louise's birth due to an emergency delivery.  
May 31, 2013 6:21PM
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the term "Queen of England" is incorrect, and is actually offensive to many Scots, Welsh, & Northern Irish.  If a newspaper or TV used that term in Britain, there'd be thousands of complaints.  She should be referred to as the British Queen, or the Queen of Britain (or Queen of UK).  There hasn't been a separate king or queen of England or Scotland since 1603 when Elizabeth of England died, & the Scottish King James VI was invited to become the king of both countries, & since then there has been a "United Kingdom" of Britain (which then comprised Scotland, England, & Wales in 1603).  I expect you won't make this  error again! (Yes, I'm Scottish!)
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