Kate Middleton Explains Why She ‘Enjoyed Labor’

The royals have a way of making everything look easy — even pregnancy. Most other people know very well just how tough it can be. From the excessive fatigue to the severe back pain, being pregnant is a time in many lives that is magical and difficult at the same time.

The reality of the situation is that so many women still have obligations to fulfill during these nine months. While most simply have to report to their daily places of employment, senior royals such as Kate, Duchess of Cambridge have royal duties to carry out, and she knows that there are people depending upon her every day.

However, pregnancy wasn’t exactly easy for the Duchess of Cambridge. She may have looked great while carrying all three of her children, but that doesn’t mean that she didn’t escape the taxing side effects that come along with being pregnant.

We knew that there were times when Kate was feeling much less than her best, however, there was one part of the whole experience that she remembers fondly. Surprisingly, that’s labor.

Kate Middleton dealt with extreme morning sickness

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton | Tim P. Whitby/Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images

A lot of pregnant women know all too well how it feels to be nauseated during pregnancy but for the majority, it is short-lived. Kate, on the other hand, suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum, which is also known as severe nausea that can impact a person’s day to day life.

According to ABC News, the duchess dealt with the condition through all three of her pregnancies, and it certainly wasn’t easy. Given the fact that hyperemesis gravidarum can be serious, even leading to weight loss and dehydration, pregnant Kate was forced to cancel some of her scheduled engagements and spent some time in the hospital.

This is something that most people can’t imagine but for the Duchess of Cambridge, it was a condition that was all too real.

Kate Middleton’s three pregnancies

Royal fans were beyond ecstatic when it was announced in 2012 that Prince William and Kate were expecting their first child. Hello! Magazine reports that the announcement came sooner than the royal couple would have liked since they knew that due to Kate’s severe morning sickness and the fact that she wasn’t being seen at events would leave people wondering.

When it was announced in 2014 that the second Cambridge baby was on the way, everyone was just as excited but also sympathetic since they knew just how sick she was feeling. It was the same in 2017 when Prince Will and Kate were expecting their third child.

Yet despite intense nausea that Kate suffered from not one, but three times, she emerged from the Lindo Wing of the hospital each time with a genuine smile as she and Prince William debuted Prince George, Princess Charlotte, then Prince Louis to the entire world.

Kate Middleton explains why she ‘enjoyed labor’

With three difficult pregnancies, why is it that Kate actually enjoyed labor so much? Page Six reports that it is because she used what is called “hypnobirthing” to get her through the difficult process with ease.

So, what exactly is hypnobirthing? It is a way of visualizing the whole experience as an extremely positive one through meditation. Anyone who has given birth knows just how painful labor can be, yet for Kate, it sounds like it was a breeze.

She felt that it helped her to be in control of the labor more, and it came as a huge relief knowing that the nauseated feeling would soon be over. While millions of people imagine that labor is the hardest part of pregnancy, it sounds like it was the exact opposite for the Duchess of Cambridge, who found the perfect way to make it memorable.