Since Meghan Markle announced her pregnancy in October this year, fans have been speculation all kinds of things from the baby’s name, gender and when its due? Kensington Palace has answered none of these questions, except for the statement that they released that said that the baby is due to arrive sometime in Spring next year. And of course the fans are not satisfied with that answer, so they make their own theories.
The most recent one being from a beauty consultant, Jane Mayhead, who says that the clue about Meghan’s due date is in her hair. She says that pregnant women have more voluminous hair when they are around two-thirds of the way through their pregnancy.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, Jane Mayhead, Senior Trichology Consultant at The Private Clinic of Harley Street, said: “In a number of recent images of Meghan, her hair certainly appears much fuller than before pregnancy and it’s possible that this is due to changing hormone levels.
“The increased levels of hormones during pregnancy can cause the growth cycle of the hair to increase, meaning the hair is less frequently renewed and replaced at the site of the follicle and women will experience thicker and shinier hair.”
This is the case in a lot of women who have just passed the two-thirds of the pregnancy mark.
Jane added: “I tend to find that most women will experience some level of increased volume by around the six-month mark.”
She also said that during pregnancy the rate at which hair grows, which is around 1cm a month, increases, as the growth cycle changes and there is reduced hair fall. But the pregnancy itself isn’t the only thing that can be affecting Meghan’s hair. The Duchess of Sussex might also have altered her hair care products to protect her unborn baby. Jane explained: “There are, of course, other possibilities to consider. It is highly likely that Meghan may also be avoiding putting harsh chemicals in her hair.”
The hair expert also explained that Meghan may have changed her calorie intake and diet, especially as many mums increase their intake of folic acid, which can also stabilise hair growth patterns.
If Jane’s theory is to go by, that would mean that Meghan is to give birth in very late February or early March. The only official thing we have is that the palace confirmed that the baby is due in spring, which could very much mean a March or April birth date.
People have already started betting on the date(oh what kind of society have we become), with the most popular being March 29, the date the UK is due to formally leave the EU.
Currently, Ladbrokes has the odds for a Brexit Day baby at 20/1.
March is currently the bookies’ favourite month, with odds for an April birth being evens, and a May baby being 10/1.
Royal Correspondent Emily Andrews, from The Sun, speculates that we could see the royal baby being born in “March or early April”.
She said: “All we know for sure is that Meghan is due in the spring. When Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess was pregnant, their official announcement said she was expecting a baby in the spring of 2019.
“At the time many royal watchers assumed she was only just 12 weeks pregnant, meaning she was due to the end of April/start of May next year.
“But I was told she was much further along than everyone thought, putting her about three weeks earlier at the start of April.
“The recent pictures of Meghan with a blooming baby bump have left many speculating that she’s due as early as February.
“In the flesh, Meghan is very petite and every woman carries babies differently, so I’d expect her to have a large bump quite early on.
“If I were a betting woman, I’d still stay early April. But as we all know babies can come at any time.”