As Kate waits for the birth of her first royal child, a new report claims that she and Prince William have been going to great — and maybe even peculiar — lengths to make sure they’re ready for the big day.
Kate Middleton & Prince William Meet With Pregnancy Guru
They’ve even reportedly met with Christine Hill, a 65-year-old pediatric and obstetric physiotherapist who has been dubbed a “pregnancy guru,” according to The Telegraph.
The Duchess spent two sessions with Christine, who has also written a book titled Christine Hill’s Pregnancy Guide. Prince William accompanied Kate for the second visit.
“[They’re] a very strong team,” Christine told The Telegraph. “Prince William will be doing the right stuff on the day.”
As for what the right stuff is, the guru also revealed the tips she gives first-time fathers. “I tell the fathers that the girl they hitched up with has gone for now — that she is fragile and vulnerable, and will be through pregnancy, labor and the first few weeks.” In other words, it’s up to William to be the strong and nurturing one.
Pregnancy Guru Tells Kate Middleton What Giving Birth Is REALLY Like
Christine also revealed that she was totally blunt and upfront with Kate about how hard giving birth is. “No one prepares you for the true ghastliness of birth. There’s a sort of whimsical attitude that it will all be lovely and that everyone can have a natural birth. But that’s not true.”
She didn’t do any sugarcoating in terms of preparing Kate for life after birth either! “Put a line through your calendar,” she says. “Accept that this is going to change your life, that you will stay in a nightdress for a week.”
Well it sounds like Kate had a pretty good, tough teacher to get her ready for motherhood. Now if she could just have the baby, right?
— Andrew Gruttadaro
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