Sources say that Meghan Markle might be choosing to give birth to her and Prince Harry’s first child at home! Of course, at this point, all the details about the former actress’ pregnancy are still kept under wraps, including the due date and where she’ll welcome the bundle of joy but still, if the rumors are true, what are the risks of a home-birth in her case?
One doctor talked to HollywoodLife about it and presented all the cons.
An insider previously shared with Vanity Fair that the Duchess might either go for that, or a hospital in Windsor since it’s where she and Harry will be living by this spring when she’s reportedly expected to give birth.
Either option means Meghan will once again break royal tradition and not have the baby at the private maternity where Kate Middleton gave birth to all three of her and Prince William’s kids.
Dr. Lina Burke-Galloway explained why a home-birth might not be the safest of choices.
The medical specialist told the outlet that all women with a history of C-section, breach or twin pregnancies should stay away from such an option but of course, that doesn’t apply to Meghan since this is her first pregnancy.
But of course, given the fact that this is her first puts her at risk too!
Dr. Burke-Galloway explained that not having given birth before but also ‘her age and being a woman of color would be risk factors, as well.’
‘So if someone’s going to have a home birth, it should be done near a hospital,’ she added, explaining that two out of a thousand women in the country suffer serious birth complications.