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Did Kate Middleton Get an Epidural?

No, Kate Middleton Probably Didn't Get an Epidural — Here's Why

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 23:  Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, pose for photographers with their newborn baby boy outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital on April 23, 2018 in London, England. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child was born this morning at 11:01, weighing 8lbs 7oz.  (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

The royal baby is here, we repeat, the royal baby is here! On Monday, April 23, at 11:01 a.m. (local English time), Kate Middleton gave birth to son Louis while most Americans were still asleep. Since Kate is part of the British royal family, has fans all over the world, and looked basically flawless mere hours after welcoming her son, a lot of people want to know how her birthing experience went down. Or, more specifically, if she got an epidural.

While there hasn't been an official statement in regard to Kate's birthing plan, it's safe to assume that she did not have an epidural based on the fact that she was allowed to leave the hospital so soon after giving birth (and given the fact that she was able to walk with ease outside of the hospital). For her past births with Prince George and Princess Charlotte, who both made an adorable appearance at St. Mary's Hospital to visit their baby brother, it's been reported that Kate most likely had "gas and air" as an option for pain relief. So it's highly unlikely that her birthing plan changed this time around.

No matter what happened inside the delivery room, we're just happy that both mother and baby are healthy and resting at home. Cheers to the British royal family and their newest bundle of joy!

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Image Source: Getty / Jack Taylor
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