Meghan breaks tradition by hiring a birthing 'doula'

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Photo: Getty

Meghan Markle hasn’t been shy about wanting to do things her way since joining the royal family, and it seems the birth of her first child will be no exception.

With the arrival of baby Sussex expected any day now, It’s been reported that the 37-year-old has employed a doula to be with her during the birth.

According to US Weekly, a doula was hired to coach Harry on what to say while his wife is in labour, with a source saying former actress Meghan wants to focus on being “calm” and having “positive energy” when welcoming their baby.

If this is indeed the case, it would be the first time in centuries that a doula has been employed during a royal birth.

Who is the doula?

The doula is rumoured to be Lauren Mishcon, who reportedly visited Meghan at her home in Oxfordshire and at Kensington Palace several times during her pregnancy.

The 40-year-old is married to Oliver Mishcon, whose grandad was head of legal firm Mishcon de Reya, which dealt with Princess Diana’s 1996 divorce from Prince Charles.

“Well, I am obviously not at liberty to talk about who, or who might not, be my client,” Lauren told The Sun, when asked about the rumour. 

Meghan is going to be mum very soon. Photo: Getty

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