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Induced Labor and Hospital Birth On Cards For Meghan
Despite the convictions of conspiracy theorists who claim the royal baby has already been born, the bald truth is that there was no sign of anything happening as dawn broke over Windsor on Sunday morning. It is, therefore, becoming increasingly likely that Meghan Markle, now believed to be a week overdue, will soon be advised to have her labor induced. The Mail on Sunday suggests that induced labor would rule out the home birth Meghan had hoped for, but, unless the baby makes a move in the next 48 hours, that's the most likely route. Medics can wait up to 42 weeks or more to induce labor, but first-time mothers aged 35 or older (Meghan is 37) are usually advised to have labor induced sooner because this group is generally at a higher risk of birth complications.