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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Normal in a UK NHS hospital is counted in hours not days!! Honestly! If you have your baby in the morning and everyone is fine and healthy they will be practically packing your bags for you by the afternoon. And no there is not much support at home, you are supposed to have follow up visits from a Health Visitor (not the same as a midwife though some have been midwives) within a certain amount of time to weigh, answer questions, help with feeding etc, but it is nothing like the 10 days of midwife care you get here.
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Old 24.07.2013, 07:34
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What a great picture of the new baby!
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Old 24.07.2013, 08:04
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What a great picture of the new baby!
Yes delightful & happy mum & dad.

Note the low key dress of their security staff, so English no need to wear weapons
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Yes delightful & happy mum & dad.

Note the low key dress of their security staff, so English no need to wear weapons
I note that they ALL wear weapons ! Unless men get pregnant in Britain now, with the baby not in front but on both sides of the belly
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

Lovely pictures indeed. I wonder if they'll both be looking quite so good this morning after their first night at home with a newborn.

An overnight stay in hospital is a luxury after having a baby in the UK and it's usually only if the baby is born late in the day or there are some complications that the mother gets to stay the night.
Given that most UK hospitals don't have private or semi private rooms for after the birth most of the new mums I know have been pretty happy to get out of hospital to get some peace and quiet. Of course that wasn't the case for the royal parents.
My UK friends were actually pretty jealous when they found out about my five night stay with all mod cons when my son was born in Belgium. It was more like a hotel than a hospital and that was just the standard care without private insurance.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

When my sister and I were born in the UK, my mum said it was normal to stay in hospital for two weeks!
Mind you, that was waaaaay back
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When my sister and I were born in the UK, my mum said it was normal to stay in hospital for two weeks!
Mind you, that was waaaaay back
Same for me and my brother and older siblings weren't allowed to visit the maternity ward either. My gran took me to the window at the end of the corridor to see my mum one day and mum got told off for a. Being out of bed and b. opening the window.
As a two year old a fortnight without seeing my mum seemed like a really long time and the squalling baby she brought home at the end of it didn't seem like a very good reason to me.

This was waaay back too in the days when fathers weren't present at the birth or even the hospital.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

My cousin had her son in West Middlesex hospital a few months back, she had an unplanned C-Section and was booted out after 4 days with virtually no support given at all (no blanket for the baby, no advice given on how to breast feed for instance).

As is usual with the NHS these days, where you go and what you are in for makes a huge difference in the level of care received.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

So the royal couple have had a baby boy!

Apparently the Aussies are going to waste another review to see if he is actually out.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

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So the royal couple have had a baby boy!

Apparently the Aussies are going to waste another review to see if he is actually out.
Nice try, but you're a bit late .
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-When i was younger i was lucky enough to live (for an admittedly short time) with a family who had very little. They still opened their home to me and treated me like a son. Having lived with them, i learned the value of money, and yes, this is a lesson i will impart to my kids.
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All children from well off families should be shipped straight to poverty cause they didn't earn it.

Diana took her kids regularly to centerpoint, a shelter for homeless young people, of which william is still a patron.

Have you perhaps done something similar?

or is it just 'other' peoples wealthy children that should be educated, shipped off etc
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

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Nice try, but you're a bit late .
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

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Maybe no-one wants to fund a data study to state the bleeding obvious
If you really wanted to discuss the pros/cons of the Royal Family then perhaps this thread might be of some assistance?
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If you really wanted to discuss the pros/cons of the Royal Family then perhaps this thread might be of some assistance?
Then perhaps they should have posted their comments there..
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Diana took her kids regularly to centerpoint, a shelter for homeless young people, of which william is still a patron.

Have you perhaps done something similar?

or is it just 'other' peoples wealthy children that should be educated, shipped off etc
I think your sarcasm meter is malfunctioning today
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

I'm not normally googly eyed about babies (except for the fur covered kind) but this little one..!
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Then perhaps they should have posted their comments there..
They have, after it went a bit OT there was a separate thread started, I thought you might be interested.
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Re: Kate (the Duchess of Cambridge) has gone into labour.

I didn't think it had one over the top at all. But I did think it would save friction by starting another thread not directly linked to this fashionable baby (sorry for the black blocks, not my pic):

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Old 24.07.2013, 12:08
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I didn't think it had gone over the top at all.
I meant Off Topic, not Over The Top.
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