Kate has been open about her love for babies and often gets drawn to infants in crowds during official visits.
Kate Middleton was ecstatic as she held a premature baby in her arms at the maternity unit of the Royal Surrey County Hospital. The Princess of Wales was at the hospital to understand their work with pregnant women and new mothers, as reported by PEOPLE. Kate spoke to the mother Sylvia Novak, who welcomed her daughter Bianca six weeks prematurely. "She's very sweet," she remarked looking at the newborn.
The hospital delivers and cares for around 3,000 babies each year, she met staff from the unit's Jasmine Team, which helps women affected by mental health illnesses during pregnancy and the postnatal period. The team also collaborates with local services to provide tailored care and spoke with a mother who benefited from the support. The staff also shared with Princess Kate how they create plans for mothers and the same team of midwives before being sent to Special Care Baby Unit. She spoke to a family supported by the unit, they allow babies to stay close to their mothers at all times with sleeping facilities. The staff encourages parents to take part in the care of their child as much as possible — including bathing, feeding, and diaper changing — allowing the baby and parents to bond.
In the last few years, the Princess of Wales has been committed to working for early childhood development. While speaking of her personal experience, she shared that she switched to "hypnobirthing" for all three of her deliveries. She battled hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness during each pregnancy, Kate had made sure to learn about birthing methods herself. "I got very bad morning sickness, so I'm not the happiest of pregnant people," Kate said in an interview on the Happy Mum, Happy Baby podcast.
Princess Kate has been open about her broodiness and often gets drawn to infants in crowds during official visits. Recently, while Kate and William were meeting parents at Copenhagen's Children's Hospital she had joked that he worries about her working with below one-year-olds because she comes home "wanting one more", reported Hello magazine.
Kate and William have three children. They first became parents with their son Prince George on July 22, 2013. Then his sister Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015. Their youngest child Prince Louis was born on April 23, 2018. They had all three of their children in the Lindo Wing at St. Mary's Hospital in London.
She mentioned that she has learned so much from her research with charities and organizations that she wished she did things differently with her own pregnancies. "I feel huge responsibility because what I've learned over the last few years is so fascinating and I definitely would have done things differently, even during my pregnancy than I would have done now," she said during the podcast interview. Kate looked radiant in a yellow dress and this is her second solo outing in the past few days. Before this, she had met the Royal Navy ship's company of HMS Glasgow at Windsor Castle. Earlier this year, Princess Anne and Kate Middleton visited the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists. They are the patrons of the institution.
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