Kate Middleton’s second pregnancy.
Four words that we’ve heard and read a lot about in the past few months.
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But how many of us relate to the millions of articles showing us her bump in a pink, white or blue coat or red tunic dress or wholly sympathised when she was again claimed to be suffering from severe morning sickness?
We’re going to be bold and say not many.
Now let’s take a look at One Born Every Minute.
How many of you have rushed to make sure you were ready as soon as it started, shed a little tear when a baby was born or just sympathised with that mum who had been in labour for days?
We don’t want to be presumptuous but we have a feeling many of you would put your hands up.
So what’s the difference? After-all Kate and the stars of OBEM are all mums-to-be bringing new little lives into the world.
It’s an obvious answer. Kate’s pregnancy and situation is just too far from normal.
Kate’s sick for days, she gets rushed to hospital and looked after. There’s no waiting for tests or beds or being questioned. It’s just done, while we may be sat on a bed for hours until we can be treated.
In fact we would assume that Kate already has an army of midwives and obstetricians currently lying awake in cold sweat thinking about the pressure they face in safely delivering the Royal’s second child.
That’s not to criticise the work our midwives and doctors do. If anything, OBEM has shown us how hard the NHS staff work and how quickly they respond in an emergency.
However, anyone who has had a baby knows that wards aren’t kitted out like a posh hotels and private rooms –whether you pay for them or not – are few and far between unless you’ve suffered a horrible emergency.
Then there’s the topic of maternity fashion. There’s no denying we all want to dress our bump in style. It’s human nature. But with a new life ready to come into the world the budget goes elsewhere.
In fact, seeing the Duchess dressed to the nines – whether that’s high-end highstreet (which is a little bit more affordable) to designer, just doesn’t sit right for us.
Of course you can argue that’s just the way we perceive it, after all we know many pregnant women are happy in their fashion choices, but again, we are more likely to relate to the mums in OBEM who dress as though they are mums-to-be saving for their new arrival?
Having a blow-dry straight after the birth?
That’s never something that’s happened on OBEM or in the NHS wards across the country.
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