Meet The Calm Midwives Delivered Duchess Kate Middleton' Baby Princess [Photos]

Published On: May 3, 2015, 7:44 pm
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge yesterday welcomed their baby girl, born at the Lindo Wing in St Mary's Hospital in Paddington. Practically everyone is celebrating but pictured above are the unsung heroines of the Royal birth - midwives Arona Ahmed (right) and her boss, Jacqui Dunkley-Bent (left), Professor of midwifery at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, who together delivered the Princess.

According to hospital insiders, the professor, 51, had struck up a close rapport with the Duchess of Cambridge when she delivered Prince George two years ago at St Mary's Hospital, West London.
Mrs Ahmed, 44, had missed out on that occasion because her shift ended before the birth and she was replaced by another midwife.

But yesterday, Mrs Ahmed helped at the princess's birth, while the team of suited male surgeons, led
by Mr Guy Thorpe-Beeston, Surgeon Gynaecologist to the Royal Household, looked on.

Kate had a meticulous birth plan. She had opted to be seen first by the midwives, and as a source said: 'What the duchess wants, the duchess gets.'

So while the male doctors waited in a nearby room, it was the red-uniformed midwives – the colour denotes their seniority – who monitored Kate as her contractions progressed and supported Prince William.

Both women are experienced, unflappable and have the full confidence of the obstetricians. It is understood a team of three midwives has been on standby for more than a month to cover three shifts over a 24-hour period should Kate have been admitted early.
Given the speed of Kate's delivery – just 154 minutes after being admitted to the hospital – it is likely she was in labour at home for some hours before feeling the need to be with her medical team.

-- beneno (m) at 3-05-2015 08:39PM
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just like every other women put to bed.nothing different and special.make una let me hear word. Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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-- Abubu86 (m) at 4-05-2015 09:12AM
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They should stop overhyping what every pregnant women goes through just because she is a Duchess
-- Oways (m) at 4-05-2015 12:00PM
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Whats the hype about?
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Quote from: beneno on  3-05-2015 08:39PM
just like every other women put to bed.nothing different and special.make una let me hear word. ::) ::) ::) ::)
-- elchymo (m) at 19-08-2015 11:59AM
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Na wa oo. All these noise about a normal baby being born...