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Old 02-01-2019, 10:33 AM
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We really need a survey map with all the routes marked and time calculations down to the second charted.

I'm totally confused.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:37 AM
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I just can't imagine them going all the way to Lindo in London if they are already in Windsor. That just doesn't make sense to me.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:41 AM
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We really need a survey map with all the routes marked and time calculations down to the second charted.

I'm totally confused.
I went on Google Maps. I think I got it, let's see if I can explain this clearly.

Frimley Park is 17.5 miles southwest of Frogmore Cottage.

St. Mary's is about 23.9 miles east of Frogmore Cottage.

So, the difference is really about 5 miles from Frogmore Cottage. However, London traffic can cause a longer commute.

Whew!

But if they plan to at least spend part of their time at NottCott during that time, it's not a big deal. And obviously, they wouldn't need a place for nanny at first either.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:43 AM
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Let's not speculate not speculate on if Doria is going to move to UK. She certainly hasn't shown any interest. I believe one of the stories from the wedding is that someone asked her if she was going to stay a little longer after the wedding, her response was that no, she has to get back to her job and dogs. Not every parent wants to give up everything and move to wherever their child is. Even if they are close. They all lead their own lives. Obviously the Sussexes can more than afford to fly mom over anytime to visit, but Doria has her own social circles and daily life in LA.
I find it interesting that everybody here keeps talking about Doria moving to the UK to serve as an unpaid nanny for Meghan’s child, but nobody ever mentions the possibility of the child being left at the care of Charles and Camilla. Won’t they be the child’s grandparents as much as Doria ?
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:47 AM
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I went on Google Maps. I think I got it, let's see if I can explain this clearly.

Frimley Park is 17.5 miles southwest of Frogmore Cottage.

St. Mary's is about 23.9 miles east of Frogmore Cottage.

So, the difference is really about 5 miles from Frogmore Cottage. However, London traffic can cause a longer commute.

Whew!

But if they plan to at least spend part of their time at NottCott during that time, it's not a big deal. And obviously, they wouldn't need a place for nanny at first either.
That's very helpful, thanks.

So the crucial thing might be the expected commute times more than the distance. I agree with ACO, above, that the Lindo Wing seems less likely, but who knows? I didn't expect Frogmore Cottage to be finished as soon as March. I'm sure there's a plan, and we'll just have to wait and see what it is.
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Old 02-01-2019, 10:52 AM
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I imagine the family will see a lot of Charles and Camilla. However, Charles works a lot and so isn't home, and Camilla has her own grandchildren she sees at Raymill. She might be up for grandmotherly babysitting of Baby Sussex occasionally but that would be it, I would think.
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That's very helpful, thanks.

So the crucial thing might be the expected commute times more than the distance. I agree with ACO, above, that the Lindo Wing seems less likely, but who knows? I didn't expect Frogmore Cottage to be finished as soon as March. I'm sure there's a plan, and we'll just have to wait and see what it is.
Well, they do still have the NottCott. It'll still serve as their London base. They might just decide to stay there if they are both still working to avoid the daily commute that close to her due date. Even if Meghan has cleared her calendar, Harry might still be working, and most of the engagements appears to be in London unless it's an away day. And I'll believe Frogmore Cottage being done when I see it. So far, the closest we've gotten is they expect it to be done by then.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:03 AM
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I'm going to hazard a guess here and put out the option that instead of a nanny right away, what Harry and Meghan will have after the birth of the child will be a maternity nurse at first and then take their time selecting a nanny that will be with the child as it grows up.

I'm also of the opinion that all contingencies that could happen when the time comes have been taken into consideration and it actually depends on where Harry and Meghan are at the time, if the baby is early or should there be something of concern surrounding the birth. They're going to be well prepared well in advance.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:22 AM
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I went on Google Maps. I think I got it, let's see if I can explain this clearly.

Frimley Park is 17.5 miles southwest of Frogmore Cottage.

St. Mary's is about 23.9 miles east of Frogmore Cottage.

So, the difference is really about 5 miles from Frogmore Cottage. However, London traffic can cause a longer commute.

Whew!

But if they plan to at least spend part of their time at NottCott during that time, it's not a big deal. And obviously, they wouldn't need a place for nanny at first either.


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That's very helpful, thanks.

So the crucial thing might be the expected commute times more than the distance. I agree with ACO, above, that the Lindo Wing seems less likely, but who knows? I didn't expect Frogmore Cottage to be finished as soon as March. I'm sure there's a plan, and we'll just have to wait and see what it is.
The drive from Windsor to St Mary's can be anything from 40 minutes to a little over an hour, depending on traffic. Given that most labour's last more that an hour, if Meghan was keen to give birth at St Mary's (Lindo Wing), there is still plenty of time to comfortably get from Frogmore Cottage to St Mary's.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:28 AM
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I imagine the family will see a lot of Charles and Camilla. However, Charles works a lot and so isn't home, and Camilla has her own grandchildren she sees at Raymill. She might be up for grandmotherly babysitting of Baby Sussex occasionally but that would be it, I would think.
Why would she need to "baby sit" as if H and Meg couldn't go for an hour away without her help? the child will have one or more likely 2 nannies.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:29 AM
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Assuming that, as reported, they will be at Frogmore Cottage when Meghan goes into labor or it's a planned C-section for some reason, they might be planning to do the Lindo Wing if all is going as expected, but Frimley is close by if something goes wrong.
Just pointing out with all this talk of a planned c-section and posters asking where that information came from....I think the poster was simply saying that if she needed a planned c-section for any reason then the Lindo Wing was probable. Please correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm sure many will, but I really don't think anyone was implying that a c-section is planned or that that information is floating around out there somewhere. Just pointing out the possibility and the difference it could make in the hospital they choose.
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Old 02-01-2019, 11:42 AM
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Wh would it affect the Hospital. I would think that she wil go to the LIndo.. it is near KP and its supposed to be a good hospital... and tey are used to dealing with celebs and royals
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Old 02-01-2019, 12:03 PM
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If I were to bet, it would be in London. The woman is expecting. She must have an obstetrician who has been following her and they have developed a trusting relationship since they have been seeing each other regularly. They may also be midwives, anesthesiologist, in short a whole medical team she has been developing relationships with since last year. She won't uproot a whole medical team she trusts to Windsor, or at the last stages of her pregnancy and/or delivery entrust herself to a whole new a different medical team at Windsor however top notch it may be.
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Old 02-01-2019, 12:04 PM
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The drive from Windsor to St Mary's can be anything from 40 minutes to a little over an hour, depending on traffic. Given that most labour's last more that an hour, if Meghan was keen to give birth at St Mary's (Lindo Wing), there is still plenty of time to comfortably get from Frogmore Cottage to St Mary's.
Thanks for that information. So if labor is normal, and there are no other indications of trouble, there would be plenty of time to get to St. Mary's, even in heavier traffic. Do you happen to know what the drive time to Frimley's from Frogmore Cottage might be?
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Old 02-01-2019, 12:15 PM
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Wherever they’re having the baby the press will have to be notified and roads blocked off etc.

They just can’t show up at the Lindo Wing unannounced. All three of Kate’s births we had the #GreatKateWait
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Thanks for that information. So if labor is normal, and there are no other indications of trouble, there would be plenty of time to get to St. Mary's, even in heavier traffic. Do you happen to know what the drive time to Frimley's from Frogmore Cottage might be?
But here is the thing-sometimes labor does not last that long even with a first child.

We have all heard stories of babies born in a car by the side of the road or in the hospital parking lot. My son was born less than 45 minutes after getting to the hospital-we live 10 minutes from that hospital.

I would not want to be more than an hour's drive from the hospital once I'd gone into labor-and sitting in the car is very uncomfortable when in active labor-even on that 10 minute drive.
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If I were to bet, it would be in London. The woman is expecting. She must have an obstetrician who has been following her and they have developed a trusting relationship since they have been seeing each other regularly. They may also be midwives, anesthesiologist, in short a whole medical team she has been developing relationships with since last year. She won't uproot a whole medical team she trusts to Windsor, or at the last stages of her pregnancy and/or delivery entrust herself to a whole new a different medical team at Windsor however top notch it may be.
I agree that she already has an established medical team & they are likely to be based in London. Unless there's an emergency situation away from her medics, she'll be with them. I also think it'll be in a private unit such as the Lindo because that's better for security & privacy.
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Old 02-01-2019, 12:27 PM
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Just pointing out with all this talk of a planned c-section and posters asking where that information came from....I think the poster was simply saying that if she needed a planned c-section for any reason then the Lindo Wing was probable. Please correct me if I'm wrong, as I'm sure many will, but I really don't think anyone was implying that a c-section is planned or that that information is floating around out there somewhere. Just pointing out the possibility and the difference it could make in the hospital they choose.
Yes, like almost everything else on this thread, it was just throwing out possibilities. The one thing I've learned over the years is that when it comes to pregnancies, labors, and deliveries, unexpected things can happen. A close friend of one of my daughters had a completely unanticipated placental abruption just this weekend, eight weeks early. Stuff happens.

Edited to add: And along those lines, O-H Anglophile has a very good point that even first labors can be very quick--not that I would know that from personal experience--so 45 minutes in traffic might be just too far away.
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But here is the thing-sometimes labor does not last that long even with a first child.

We have all heard stories of babies born in a car by the side of the road or in the hospital parking lot. My son was born less than 45 minutes after getting to the hospital-we live 10 minutes from that hospital.

I would not want to be more than an hour's drive from the hospital once I'd gone into labor-and sitting in the car is very uncomfortable when in active labor-even on that 10 minute drive.
Exactly. That said they will have it all planned out well in advance. If they do plan on Lindo then they will likely be in London most of the time in April. I am sure closer to the date it will become fairly obvious. It always does.
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From personal experience...

When you are an “elderly prima gravida”, you are extremely vested in seeing the same obstetrician in the delivery room that you have seen throughout your pregnancy. We live five minutes from our hospital. When I was pregnant, I wouldn’t go to visit my in-laws, who lived an hour away.

And I’m sure that most pregnant women feel the same way, elderly or not.
It’s not like going to the ER with a stubbed toe, when any hospital and any doc will be acceptable.

Now when do we open the betting pool for the birthdate?
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