What’s a normal childbirth like in Britain?


OTHER SIDE OF THE POND. OUTSIDE ST. MARY’S HOSPITAL IN LONDON, THE CROWDS HAVE BEEN SWARMING. EVERYONE WAITING WITH BAITED BREATH. INSIDE A TEAM OF DOCTORS IS WORKING. AND THE FIRST QUESTION ON EVERYONE’S MINDS?>>IS IT GOING TO BE A CESAREAN SECTION OR NATURAL BIRTH. SHE WANTS TO BE THE PEOPLE’S PRINCESS. SHE WANTS TO BE NORMAL. >>Reporter: NORMAL IN ENGLAND MAY BE A LITTLE MORE PAINFUL THAN NORMAL IN THE UNITED STATES. IN OTHER WORDS, KATE’S ROYAL BIRTH MAY BE A ROYAL PAIN. IN ENGLAND, ONLY 3 OUT OF 10 WOMEN HAVE EPIDURALS COMPARED TO 6 OUT OF 10 IN THE UNITED STATES. THE DELIVERY ROOMS ARE ACTUALLY DESIGNED TO AVOID EPIDURALS. THEY CAN HAVE AQUA DURALS. >>THE WATER MAY BE ALL SHE NEEDS. >>Reporter: IF KATE WANTED A TUB, WILLIAM COULD BE RIGHT THERE WITH HER. THERE’S ALSO A BIRTHING CHAIR. IF KATE WANTED ONE OF THESE CONTRACTIONS, SHE’D SIT IN FRONT AND WILLIAM BEHIND HER. THIS IS KIND OF INSTEAD OF AN EPIDURAL?>>YES. >>Reporter: GRABS ON TO THIS AND FEELS BETTER. >>ALSO PROBABLY HELPS IN PINCHING THEIR HUSBANDS. >>Reporter: ONE PAIN DRUG IS QUITE COMMON HERE. I’M HERE IN THE DELIVERY ROOM WITH APRIL. SHE’S ABOUT TO HAVE A BABY. SHE’S DOING SOMETHING THAT’S ALMOST UNHEARD OF IN THE UNITED STATES. SHE’S TAKING LAUGHING GAS. FOR PAIN.>>IT DOESN’T MAKE YOU LAUGH, THOUGH, EVEN THOUGH IT’S CALLED

29 Replies to “What’s a normal childbirth like in Britain?”

  1. When she done give birth,I will like her to go find a job and stop live off of tax payers!

  2. ok for real wat do u think poor ppl just sit around doing nothing no they do not a lot of them try 2 get jobs.

  3. You have no idea how the business of the British royal monarchy works. The country and people actually earn money of the the royal family/estate – NOT the other way around.

  4. I really have no idea what you are saying here with your mixed jumble of thoughts and no punctuation. But if you are wondering about my reply to your original comment then watch this youtube video /watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw

  5. Actually, no. You obviously did not understand one single minute of that video then. And there is no "we the taxpayer" as applied to me as part of your "we", incidentally. Britain MAKES money off the royal family and the royal family has NO power. So, yeah … Go ahead and say some more nonsense. I'm done.

  6. The difference between us and England is we have guns 🙂 If I wan't an epi-dural YOU better give it to me. 😉

  7. a baby gets plopped out or shanked out. how hard is that of a concept to get a hold of.

  8. whats so interesting about this stupid couple, they are just parasites living off hard working british people so they can live in luxury. all they royalty in Europe is from the middle ages, grow up.

  9. I could care less about the royal family, but comparing childbirth is important. The US has one of the highest infant mortality/morbidity in the industrialized nations. This really is a big deal.

  10. I would much rather give birth in an English hospital than an American hospital. At least England has midwives and they know what they're doing!

  11. "I'm in the delivery room with april she's about to have a baby" um…Isn't that what most people do in the delivery room?

  12. That is true, but to my knowledge, there are still very few midwives that work in American hospitals. I think that's changing, but it seems to be a very slow change, especially with the dominance of obstetricians in this country.

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