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Kate Middleton is reportedly gearing up for a natural birth in coming weeks and new details regarding her birthing suite have emerged.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 31, is currently in her final month of pregnancy and reports claim that in coming weeks she is expected to have a natural birth in the Lindo wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. The exclusive maternity suite reportedly costs an estimated $7000 for a one-night stay with normal delivery, according to the Daily Mirror UK.
Middleton, who is said to be excited about giving birth to her and Prince William's first child, will reportedly take a deluxe suite that features two rooms. All rooms reportedly have satellite television, a telephone, wi-fi, radio, a safe and a fridge.
It is understood that William, 30, may still be on duty in North Wales where he works as a Search and Rescue pilot at RAF Valley on Anglesey, when Middleton goes into labor. Subsequently Middleton may be surrounded by her mother, Carole, and sister, Pippa, when she gives birth.
"He will be working up until the birth and plans to take the two weeks paternity leave he is entitled to with the RAF," a source told the Mirror.
The Duchess is said to be considering Hypnobirthing, which seeks to alleviate the pain of natural child birth. 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."
As the world awaits the birth of the royal baby, who will be third in line to the throne, St James's Palace aides have confirmed that both Middleton and William do not know the sex of their baby.
"[They] do not know and do not plan to find out the gender of the baby in advance," St James's Palace aides confirmed.