Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince William remain poised to deliver their first of many beautiful, ethereal children at any moment. The official due date of the third-in-line to the throne remains clandestine, though. We know it's "July" -- but the Royal July can stretch well into August.
Self-described Royal Baby expert Chiara Atik tells me that last week the rumor was July 16, but now it's July 23.
Then a couple hours ago, The Sun Newspaper reported that Kate and William left their home abruptly bound for London. They must be going to the hospital. But, no, it was a stunt with Kate and William lookalikes ... orchestrated by The Sun Newspaper.
That was completely uncalled for, Britain. Some of us have a lot of money riding on naming pools (Ruth, Abacus, Triscuit). If we could take this a little more seriously and get a verdict by this weekend ... it would be good.
The art of inducing labor has a long, contentious history. By common definition "postterm" pregnancy is after 42 weeks. If you've been gestating for more than 42 weeks (294 days), call a physician. The placenta is not made to last forever, and after 41 weeks, risks to fetal health increase. At 43 weeks, the risk of death is twice what it is at 41. When a baby is postterm, it's also more likely to be male. And more like to be big. They don't stop growing, which only makes labor more intense.