To kill the curiosity of thousands of admirers of the British royal family, Kensington Palace published on social media little reports of the arrival of the royal baby.
In the first announcement, it was reported that Kate Middleton entered the hospital in "early stages of labor." The arrival of the healthy baby weighing 8lbs and 7oz would happen just under two hours later, at 11:01 am (local time).
Shortly after Prince William picked up George and Charlotte to visit their new baby brother, and a few minutes later, Kate left the hospital next to William with their newborn her arms.
Why so fast?
In England, there is an incentive for women giving birth to have, in general, less hospital stay.
British pregnant women stay about a day and a half in the hospital after giving birth, the lowest among rich countries evaluated, according to The Guardian. If the midwife accompanying the pregnant woman and the technical team of the unit in which she had the baby evaluate that the woman is able to go home and be accompanied at home, she will do so. In addition, women are followed up in prenatal care by midwives and have a free choice of delivery options, whether hospital, natural, at home, or at home. The guidelines also apply to the public health system.
In this sense, Kate serves as an example to all the British, respecting the needs and the medical orders of each pregnant woman.
Kate Middleton's case
Being a royal baby
Kate's short time in the hospital would also be related to the fact that we're talking about a royal baby.
According to Harpers Bazaar magazine, as there is a great movement in the hospital due to the arrival of the new heir, the British royal family prefers to reduce the impact of the situation by taking the child and Kate as quickly as possible back to the Palace of Kensington.
Another reason lies in the fact that Kate would have a medical team available if needed.
Type of birth
Finally, it is speculated that Kate gave birth naturally, since, in England, the discharge indicated in these cases is about six hours after birth.
"They recommend discharge six hours after normal delivery and maintain a home care scheme after childbirth that involves community health workers, maternity assistance, and midwives," said Maria Helena Bastos, an obstetrician with a master's and doctorate degree from Folha de São Paulo.
Charlotte's birth was also "quick"
It is worth remembering that, at the birth of Princess Charlotte, Kate Middleton was also discharged quickly in less than ten hours.
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