Meghan Markle pregnancy set back: The Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry could put having a baby on hold due to practical reasons – here’s everything you need to know
THE Duke and Duchess of Sussex married in May 2018, and royal fans are desperate for Meghan and Harry to expand their brood.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot in May 2018, and fans of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are eagerly awaiting a pregnancy announcement from Kensington Palace.
While it’s only been three months since the pair wed at Windsor Castle, many royal couples before them have moved fast after marrying into the family, Kate Middleton and Prince William were one of the only royal family members to wait until after their first wedding anniversary, welcoming Prince George in July 2013.
And despite 37-year-old Meghan and Harry, 33, both openly discussing having children together, including in their engagement interview in November 2017, we may have to wait longer for the baby news.
In October 2018, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will embark on a royal tour of Australia – where they won’t need to apply for a visa – and New Zealand, as well as Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga, here’s why the trip may have an impact on when they might expand their family…
Travelling during pregnancy
While it’s completely safe to travel during pregnancy, including the first 12 weeks, some women may be uncomfortable during the first three months for a number of reasons.
According to the NHS website, during the first few weeks many women experience nausea and extreme tiredness, which may make long-haul flights seriously uncomfortable.
The NHS also states that regardless of travel or not, risk of miscarriage is higher in the first 12 weeks.
Sarah Reynolds, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Bedford Hospital NHS Trust explains: “Travel during pregnancy is a concern for many women. But if your pregnancy has no complications then there’s no reason why you can’t travel safely, as long as you take the right precautions.”
Flying during pregnancy
According to the NHS website, long-distance travel can put flyers at risk.
The website states: “Long-distance travel (longer than 4 hours) carries a small risk of blood clots (deep vein thrombosis (DVT)).
“If you fly, drink plenty of water and move about regularly – every 30 minutes or so. You can buy a pair of graduated compression or support stockings from the pharmacy, which will help reduce leg swelling.”
Meghan Markle has spoken about having children previously Meghan Markle has spoken about having children previously [Getty]
Meghan Markle wears green top and skirt from GivenchyMeghan Markle and Prince Harry are due to travel to Fiji
With this is mind, could the Duke and Duchess of Sussex pull a Kate and William and wait to start a family?
Only time with tell.
Source: OK CO UK