Meghan Markle birth plans REVEALED: How yoga and chanting will help Royal Baby birth
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, revealed her baby is due around the end of April or early May. It is expected the Duchess has now wrapped up her official engagements and is home preparing for the birth. Prince Harry has still been busy working but is expected to take paternity leave after the arrival.
What is Meghan’s birth plan?
Meghan, 37, is a long-time practicer of yoga, and it seems she’s planning to bring this to her delivery.
Sources have revealed she plans to snub pain relief in favour of yoga and chanting.
A source told New! magazine: “Meghan is determined it will be a totally natural experience and she’s insisting absolutely no pain relief.”
The source said the Duchess wants the transition to motherhood to be “as smooth as possible”, starting with the birth.
“She’s practising a series of yoga labour coping techniques that mainly focus around breathing patterns and also chanting in rhythm to overcome pain,” the source said.
Meghan isn’t the only one who uses the techniques taught in yoga to assist childbirth – in fact, it’s a growing trend among pregnant women.
According to one yogi pregnancy blogger, writing for firstcry.com, there are a number of benefits to using yoga for pregnancy and childbirth:
– Helps in labour: Yoga is said to improve the overall health of the mother and is excellent for foetal development. Yoga also helps in increasing the muscle strength and energy that aids delivery.
– Helps in relieving pains: As the pregnancy process progresses, mothers often experience back pain, headaches and other pains. Yoga helps in easing pains through proper blood circulation, better muscle strength, and improved breathing techniques.
– Helps in getting good sleep: Yoga reduces stress, anxiety and pain, thus relaxing the mind and body.
– Helps in building stamina: Yoga helps you build stamina, which may be required during the labour in case of the long labour hours.
– Helps in better birth position for your baby: Yoga helps in improving the flexibility of pelvic muscles and bones and aids in ensuring the best birthing position of for the baby.
The Royals have not confirmed which hospital Meghan plans to give birth in.
Meghan’s sister in law Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, has had all three of her children in St Mary’s Hospital’s Lindo Wing.
The source told New! Meghan was eager to make a “hasty retreat” home within hours of the birth, much like Kate has done after her deliveries.
There have been rumours of Meghan choosing to have a home birth, as well as the possibility of a hospital closer to the couple’s new home in Windsor.
Meghan and Harry are all set to move into a renovated staff cottage in the grounds of the Frogmore Estate.
Facilities in the new home include Meghan’s own yoga studio, sure to come in handy for some mum and Royal Baby yoga.
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