Detail About Kate Middleton's Childbirth Emerges That Only Happens To 4 Percent Of Moms
Cailyn Finkel 4/25/2018
When Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her husband Prince William found out they were expecting their third child, they couldn't stop smiling. They've mastered handing two small children, Prince George (4), and Princess Charlotte (2), already. So adding one more into the mix was more exciting than it was frightening.
However, after Kate and William welcomed their newest son into the world, doctors told them that the birth was extremely rare for one interesting reason...
Kate is used to having high-risk pregnancies. She was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition in which pregnant women have severe nausea and vomiting, during her first pregnancy and has struggled with it for the following two.
Usually, women with hyperemesis gravidarum are put on bed rest and given IV fluids until the birth of their child.
While this condition is old news for Kate, there was another interesting factor in her birth -- but this time it had nothing to do with health.
Thankfully, Kate's third pregnancy went smoothly. A healthy baby boy was born on April 23, 2018 weighing 8 lbs. 7 ounces. But just moments after birth, Kate's doctors realized something incredible...
Even though a due date is supposed to be a rough estimate of when the baby will arrive, it seems as though Kate's doctors nailed it. According to sources near the couple, the baby's official due date was April 23, 2018 -- and that's exactly when he made his arrival.
The BBC explains that there's roughly a 4 percent chance that a child is born on their actual due date. Usually, doctors select a date and expect the baby to be born within two weeks before or after the selected date. This means that there's a 28-day window in which the child could be born.
For Kate to give birth to their son (who remains unnamed) on the due date is extremely rare! While this news was amusing, Kate and William are focused on their son. Kensington Palace released a statement following the birth that read:
"Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was safely delivered of a son at 1101hrs.
The baby weighs 8lbs 7oz. The Duke of Cambridge was present for the birth. Her Royal Highness and her child are both doing well...
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and members of both families have been informed and are delighted with the news."
We wish Kate, William, their precious baby boy and the rest of the Royal Family nothing but the best during this exciting time. We're all celebrating with you!