Kate Middletons just gave birth to her third child at the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital on Monday and managed to look stunning within hours
Kate Middleton, who has given birth to three children as of now, has only endured 18 hours of labor in total-and you might be wondering, how does she do it?
The Duchess of Cambridge, 36, managed to amaze the world yesterday with her looking surprisingly beautiful, well…for someone who had given birth to her baby son just seven hours earlier, not to mention it was a five-hour labor.
With her perfectly wavy locks, natural makeup and stiletto heels, Kate looked better than ever in her very first pictures with her husband and newborn.
The mum is known for having heavy babies – the as-yet-unnamed baby boy weighed 8lbs, 7oz – a smidgen heavier than brother George (8lbs, 6oz) and Princess Charlotte (8lbs, 3oz).
She gave birth to her first child in July 2013 after a 10 and-a-half hour labor, while Charlotte was delivered in only two hours and 34 minutes in May 2015.
With only a couple of hours passing by from bringing her child to life, she has graced the steps of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington look wonderful, and to top it off it is said that she is painkiller free. Let’s get to the main part of how does she exactly do it?
Midwives say rest is crucial when preparing for labor, and Kate had plenty of that.
The Duchess finished with her royal duties and after March 22, she hasn’t attended one-that a whole month and a day prior to the new baby’s arrival yesterday.
And she is said to have been preparing for the birth at home by encouraging the baby to get into the correct position for around 34 weeks.
She could have done this with all kinds of methods, such as kneeling on the floor, birthing ball or a chair.
The gentle exercises, along with swimming, can help relax the muscles and prepare the body for childbirth.
The now mother-of-three went swimming in the Buckingham Palace pool days before Princess Charlotte’s birth, and it is speculated that she did the same thing this time also.
According to experts, slow swimming such as breaststroke can ease the lower back pain, improve circulation and take the strain off muscles.
Kate is said to have tried private pregnancy yoga sessions, strengthening the muscles around her pelvis and back and helping her relax her mind as she prepares for the arrival of the new prince.
It’s not all about preparing the outside of the body that needs attention, its also the inside too, and Kate has that under control as well. She has been on a diet packed with healthy foods that help her stay in tip-top shape.
Prince William stated last year that she had been eating ginger biscuits-the root has been proven to help with nausea.
Her diet has apparently also included avocados – full of good fats – and fresh fruit, vegetables, and lean meat, plus superfood algae smoothies she makes herself at home.
The Big Day
The births seem to be just another day at the job for Kate (not to be sexist or anything) as she has spent a total of 18 hours in labor-less than some women endure for one child.
This is said to be due to a technique is known as hypnobirthing.
The natural delivery method involves relaxation and breathing techniques which help the mother manage labor pains and ‘visualize’ the birth of their child. Because that is something everyone wants to see.
It is apparently the secret that Kate and much other celebrity moms use, as a way to have speedy recoveries and remain calm throughout labor.
Experts claim the practice prevents the body from going into ‘fight or flight’ mode by promoting the release of certain hormones.
These are pain-numbing endorphins and oxytocin, which stimulates the uterus and encourages contractions, moving the birth along nicely.
They say that the technique allows for a less agonizing and shorter labor, reduced anxiety after childbirth and a shorter stay at the hospital.
Team Kate Arrives
And of course it does help that she has a small village of helpers, stylists and makeup artists whose main job is to make her look stunning, but we can’t forget that her good diet and birthing techniques also play a part in all this.
It hasn’t gone unnoticed – fans around the globe have commented on her seamless look so soon after becoming a mother again.
Jenna Hardy added: “I wish I could look as great as Kate Middleton looked just a few HOURS after giving birth!! Congrats on baby number 3!!”
A makeup artist who was on hand at the royal wedding revealed she has a five-step guide to looking fantastic, including nourishing the skin and using under-eye cream – perhaps that is Kate’s trick?