Here’s Everything We Know About Pippa Middleton’s Pregnancy

Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, is pregnant with her first child. She announced she and her husband, James Matthews, were expecting on her Waitrose Kitchen column in June 2018 — and royal family fans couldn’t contain their excitement.

Over the months of her pregnancy, she’s embraced her bump by rocking some chic maternity styles. As you’ve seen her out and about, you may have been curious about certain details of her pregnancy. Here’s everything we know, from when she’s due to how she’s been staying fit.

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews

Pippa Middleton and James Matthews | CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

When is Pippa Middleton’s baby due?

Middleton and Matthews’ baby is due in October 2018, so we could get to meet the newest relative of the royals any day now. While the baby’s gender has not yet been revealed, fans have been taking their guesses as to what the name could be for a boy or girl.

According to The Sun, most guesses are leaning toward family names. They could potentially go with either Middleton’s parents’ names, Carole and Michael, or Matthews’ parents names, David and Jane. If the baby’s a boy (or a girl, really), we’re guessing they’ll go with James for the middle name. James is the name of both Middleton’s brother and her husband, so it’s clearly a significant name in her life.

She’s expected to give birth at the same hospital as Kate Middleton

Middleton is clearly one for tradition, as she’s expected to give birth to her baby at the same hospital as her sister, Kate Middleton. Most recently, the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child, Prince Louis, at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in April 2018.

The younger sister of the duchess was seen visiting the nearly $10,000 a night hospital along with her husband. We can certainly see why, considering it offers amazing amenities. Only some of them include high security, spacious (and private) suites, massages, and discretion for high-profile patients.

Pippa Middleton and Kate Middleton

Pippa Middleton and Kate Middleton | LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images

‘Reality is finally kicking in’ near the end of her pregnancy

Middleton hasn’t been afraid to get candid about her pregnancy in her column for Waitrose Kitchen magazine. She revealed:

As the final month nears and the bump grows prouder each day, movement is certainly getting more awkward. The transformations to my body that are taking place as it prepares for childbirth have meant that the sound sleeps and the baby bubble effect have gone. Reality is finally kicking in. Perhaps this is the body’s way of making sure that you get in tune with what lies ahead.

She’s been meditating throughout her pregnancy

While Middleton hasn’t always turned to meditation, she’s found it to be extremely helpful in her third trimester. “I was skeptical at first, but after practicing this discipline for the past month I have noticed a huge difference in my mental wellbeing and sense of clarity,” she shared.

“I signed up to a beginners’ meditation class recently to master the tools essential for performing it effectively,” she added. “This involved learning to meditate twice daily, ideally for 20 minutes, chanting a mantra, while sitting upright, eyes closed and focused.”

“Our teacher stressed that we should ensure we always make time for this because there’s always an excuse not to. It’s a good idea to take some wellbeing time for mummy-to-be now and, most importantly, for the future.”

Pippa Middleton and James Middleton

Pippa Middleton and James Middleton | Michael Steele/Getty Images

She’s stayed fit with ‘barre-inspired workouts’

As Middleton hasn’t strayed from the public eye throughout her pregnancy, we’ve noticed she’s managed to stay in great shape. Apparently, it’s all thanks to her “barre-inspired workouts.” She explained in her column, “I’ve continued to embrace barre-inspired workouts throughout pregnancy; a form of exercise taken from ballet which involves the small, isolated movements that develop flattering muscle tone.”

She added, “I feel far from a ballerina, but I’m equally determined not to break into a penguin-style waddle and plod around with bad posture.” That definitely sounds like a good enough reason to make barre exercises a routine while preparing for motherhood.