People can’t stop talking about Meghan Markle’s pregnant belly. As the weeks progressed and the Duchess of Sussex gets closer and closer to her due date, all eyes are on her waist as it gets bigger and bigger. You would think that people had never seen an expectant mother.
Some speculate that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry might even expect twins, although that seems pretty unlikely. Really, every person is different and every pregnancy is different. Wearing high, sitting low, getting 10 pounds, getting 50 – if the pregnant woman’s OB is happy with her pregnancy, then it’s nobody else.
But what if Meghan Markle really has too big a baby? Could it be dangerous for her, especially when you consider that she might be planning a natural birth or a home birth? Read on to find out.
Why do unborn babies get too big?
We’ve all heard that 9, 10 or even 11-pound babies are born (the average weight of a newborn is closer to 7 lbs). Could that happen with Meghan Markle?
There is a term for too large babies who are still in the womb – it is called LGA (Great for gestational age). One of the most common contributing factors to the condition is gestational diabetes, which can cause abnormally large birth weights. Genetics also plays a role in determining how large the baby will be, and also how long the pregnancy will progress. The baby continues to grow the longer he stays in it.
Babies who are born large are not only a fascinating topic of the dinner conversation – they can also lead to serious risks for the mother, so doctors are so focused on monitoring growth. But what about Meghan Markle? This is what the Duchess can expect if her baby is really too big.
What complications might happen if Meghan Markle’s baby is too big?
A possible complication that Meghan Markle can expect if her baby becomes too large is an increased risk of the need for an emergency C-section. Some other risks include prolonged vaginal delivery, birth fracture and a more difficult delivery experience in general.
If her doctor determines that the baby is big enough, he or she can recommend an early birth through induction. Unfortunately for Meghan Markle, induced births are more likely to require pain medication and end with caesarean birth. This is in stark contrast to Markle’s ideal plan for a completely serene and natural birth adventure.
The Duchess of Sussex is probably having a regular sized baby
Why are people so obsessed with the size of the new royal baby? Most likely because they are generally intrigued by the baby. Since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not reveal the gender of the child (although it is rumored that they know what it is) or what name they choose. That leaves royal fans forced to speculate about everything about the child based on what they can see. For now? That is just one big round belly that seems to grow every day.
In her final weeks of pregnancy, Meghan Markle takes it easy and even Prince Harry cuts back on royal duties so that he can support his wife. The Duchess doctor will undoubtedly keep a close eye on the pregnancy and will make the best recommendations for safe and healthy delivery based on facts, not rumors.