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Kate Middleton, 36, is currently expecting her third child. The mother of two to Prince George, four, and Princess Charlotte, two, is in the seventh month of her pregnancy.

What will be she be doing to prepare in the last few weeks before she gives birth?

Experts explained exclusively to Express.co.uk just what Kate will be doing before the birth, and how the royal will prepare for the new arrival.

What can Kate Middleton expect from the last month of pregnancy?

Liz Halliday, Deputy Head of Midwifery at Private Midwives, said: “Every pregnancy is different, so Kate may have similar experiences to her previous pregnancies or she may feel completely different.

“Kate will be having more frequent visits with her midwives or doctor now, and they will be able to help her prepare for the birth and support her through these last weeks.”

She added that Kate may well have bad sleep, “due to discomfort and changes in the brain that prepare us for those sleepless nights when the baby arrives.”

Kate will also be ‘nesting’. This is the urge to tidy up, repaint and organise which is very common as women prepare for their new arrival.

Pelvic discomfort is also likely, and is “Braxton Hicks, the tightening of the uterus as the body practices for labour,” Liz added.

The Duchess will likely be running to the toilet a lot as the baby puts pressure on the bladder at this time.

Liz said: “In the final month of pregnancy, the baby is putting on weight and their brain is developing ready for birth. Kate will find her bump gets noticeably bigger and she might find the weight of the baby can put some pressure on her pelvis and back. Most women will find that they feel quite tired and need to rest frequently due to hormonal changes, increased blood flow and the weight of the baby.”

There will also be emotional changed as Kate moves towards her due date.

“A normal pregnancy lasts from 37 to 42 weeks, so midwives often call this the ‘in between time’, a special time when mothers-to-be are between the excitement of pregnancy and awaiting the birth of their baby,” Liza said.

“Kate is likely to be looking forward to meeting her new arrival and is getting prepared for the birth. It’s not unusual for women to also feel tired and have some mood swings, this is nothing to be concerned about and a little kindness from friends and family goes a long way!”

Aside from the mood swings and the toilet trips, Kate can do various things to treat herself and make her feel calm.

Liz said: “A balance of frequent small meals, exercise and rest is sensible, whilst keeping occupied to avoid any anxiety or stress about labour and birth.

“Spending some time on hypnobirthing practice, having a massage and enjoying long baths can really help with relaxation. Meeting with friends, indulging in a little nesting and spending time with the family can also help pass the days.”

When is Kate Middleton due

Odds of 10/1 are on offer that Kate Middleton gives birth on St George’s Day, according to Ladbrokes.


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