Royal Baby Update: The Latest From Kate Middleton's Doctors

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Will & Kate lookalikes at St. Mary's Hospital
Where, oh where, is that Royal Baby?! After a false alarm a few days ago when Kate and Prince William left for London from her parents home in the country and a lookalike royal couple showed up at St. Mary's hospital as if the birth was imminent, we've seen neither hide nor hair of the Duchess of Cambridge.

So where has she been?

Apparently, she's been taking her doctor's advice.

Kate's doctors have reportedly ordered her to stay inside and out of the sun. Like a lot of the U.S., London has been experiencing a major heatwave and the temperature has hit almost 90 degrees. As any woman can attest, it is NOT fun to be pregnant in the hot summer months -- especially when you're 9 months pregnant like Kate.

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Heat and humidity, while not fun for anyone, can take a greater toll on pregnant women because body temperature is already a bit higher than normal during pregnancy. Heat can exacerbate swelling and there's also a risk of dehydration -- neither of which are good for mom or baby. Of course temperatures in the 90s are quite normal for some places, but they are quite out of the ordinary in London where Kate is presently waiting the arrival of her baby.

There has been speculation that Kate "lied" about her due date to throw off the public but some sources are saying that's not so and that the Royal Baby is indeed a few days late at this point.

We're hoping Kate stays cool and comfortable -- and that the Royal Baby comes soon!

How do you deal with heat during pregnancy?

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danit... danithegreat

I was 9 months last July when we were breaking all the recorders for hottest temp & then this year I'm 6 months & it's almost just as bad. I was brought to the hospital a few times for dehydration it's really hard to keep hydrated & cool while pregnancy even if it's like 60 out you are still sweating (at least me) 

So heres hoping her & the baby stay cool & relaxed till it's time. Babies have their own time frame! :)  

Rosemary Bolton

Yes because the top doctors in the country would really break medical confidentiality and report all the advice they are giving to a patient to the press.

Debra Nicolich Rennie

Baby will be born on 7/22 around 4pm.  Sun in Cancer (like Will's sun and moon and Kate's moon, and moon in Capricorn like Kate's sun...and the moon will be full!

Francis E. Mckinney

aww. I know how she feels. its not fun being pregnant in the summer. good luck PRINCESS KATE! stay cool.

Robin Hartman

I love being pregnant in the summer! My favorite time to have a baby.  I don't understand why people say they feel hotter, I always felt great.

nonmember avatar Gutty Wiesner

Is normal to be late for delivery the first time, sometimes the pregnancy became after the ten days and thats what happened to our dear Kate, soon they will be able to see the little one, i just hope they can sleep a little bit longer while the babe is not due. GOD BLESS THE NEW PARENTS TO BE.

nonmember avatar Karen

my hopes and prayers to the expecting Mom And Dad,as for the rumored lie,thats crappy,This baby will arrive when He or She is ready.

Angela Carey Earley

I hope she is staying cool and drinking lots of water. =)

nonmember avatar Larralu

I don't know about other first time moms but my first child was 2 weeks late. My dr only induced because I complained a lot. She was going to make me go home and I told her no way.

nonmember avatar marlio

The doctors base the date on what the mother tells them. They have no scientific time limit it will be born except it should not be incubated in the womb for more than 42 weeks. But they dont know for sure when the 42 week time period began lol.

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