MEGHAN MARKLE’s royal baby is expected any day now after the Duchess of Sussex revealed she would give birth in late April or the very beginning of May. Here’s the important reason why Meghan won’t give birth past her due date.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will soon experience parenthood for the first time with the Duchess of Sussex due to give birth imminently. Meghan, who is a first time mother and passed the age of 35, belongs to a “higher risk category” when it comes to giving birth. With the Duchess of Sussex due in the very beginning of May, the royal baby should arrive imminently, especially after a study has shown “older mothers” may benefit from being induced on their due date.

In the UK, the practice in most cases is to wait until week 42 of pregnancy to see if labour begins naturally before offering to induce the pregnancy.

But a research from 2017 carried out by various UK institutions, including the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecologists, and the University of Cambridge, found “inducing birth one to two weeks earlier in first-time mothers over 35 could reduce stillbirths by two-thirds”.

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