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Kate Middleton is reportedly not due to give birth until July 23 despite reports claiming otherwise, it has been revealed.
The Duchess of Cambridge, who previously confirmed that she was due in July, was rumored to be due on July 13 however reports claim that her mother, Carole, revealed that Middleton, 31, is not due to give birth for at least one week, according to the Telegraph UK.
As Prince William, 30, and his wife of two-years prepare for their first child, family members are anticipating that the royal heir arrives soon. The Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla, recently expressed her excitement for the upcoming birth of Middleton's baby.
"We don't know what's going to happen. We're all waiting at the end of a telephone," Camilla said according to The Sun UK. "I hope by the end of the week he or she will be there."
Middleton will reportedly have a natural birth in the Lindo wing of St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington. The exclusive maternity suite reportedly costs an estimated $7,000 for a one-night stay with normal delivery, according to The Daily Mirror U.K.
The Duchess, who is yet to learn the sex of her unborn baby, is said to be contemplating hypnobirthing, which seeks to alleviate the pain of childbirth. The unique birthing method, which is said to be popular amongst Hollywood stars, often reduces the need for an epidural.
"Kate's very excited about the idea of hypnobirth," a source told Now magazine. "She's exploring lots of options but thinks it sounds very interesting."
Currently in her third trimester, Middleton is said to be doing last minute planning as she and William prepare for baby. She will reportedly listen to chart-topping pop hits during labor, according to Eonline.com.
"She has been filling her iPod with music she wants playing while she's in labor," a source told E! News. "The other day she downloaded some of Bruno Mars, Calvin Harris and Of Monsters and Men."
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