Kate Middleton is said to be seven months into her second pregnancy and the palace had announced she’s due to give birth sometime in April. However, the Duchess of Cambridge reportedly gave the palace quite a scare recently with thoughts that she may be giving birth sooner than expected, after she experienced severe abdominal pains and was taken to the hospital.
According to Hollywood Life, a royal source told Star Magazine that Kate Middleton suffered severe Braxton Hicks contractions that she had to be rushed to the hospital for treatment. The pain was said to have been so severe that the Duchess of Cambridge “was doubled over in agony,” the source said. Prince William was reportedly not with his pregnant wife when the contractions happened. Frantic and worried for her unborn baby, the source claimed Kate was left with no other choice but to let her aides call emergency services for assistance.
Kate Middleton reportedly underwent several tests once she was at the hospital so doctors could determine the cause of her contractions. However, the results were inconclusive. “At first they thought she was in labor, but her contractions weren’t regular enough to warrant them preparing for birth,” the source revealed to the publication.
According to the source, the doctors didn’t consider the contractions as sign the Duchess of Cambridge will give birth to her second baby any time soon. However, it’s believed the doctors took it as a red flag and had Kate Middleton stay overnight at the hospital for further observations. But in less than 24 hours after she was admitted, the contractions had supposedly subsided and Kate was released thereafter. Kate Middleton’s travel plans will reportedly be minimised now following her recent trip to the hospital.
Kensington Palace has recently confirmed that Kate Middleton will fulfill her final royal engagement on March 11 before she heads for maternity leave. Hello Magazine reported the Duchess of Cambridge will make her last public appearance during her visit to Margate in Kent. The pregnant Kate will fulfill a couple of engagements including a visit to the Turner Contemporary art gallery and final stop at the seaside town’s Resort Studios.
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