Prince William and Kate Middleton sought advice from famed pediatrician and obstetrician Christine Hill, 65, who has guided at least 6,000 couples ahead of the actual birth.
The Duchess visited Hill twice during her pregnancy and the doctor says it’s a pleasure to work with her.
“She’s a delightful girl. What you see is what you get,” she told The Telegraph about Kate.
Kate met alone with Hill on her first visit, and for the second round she was joined by her husband.
She said the royal couple is “a very strong team; Prince William will be doing the right stuff on the day.”
The therapist and author of two books on childbirth explained that no one can truly prepare a mother for the birth moment but she tries to help couples make decisions without fear.
“No one prepares you for the true ghastliness of birth,” she says. “There’s a sort of whimsical attitude that it will all be lovely and that everyone can have a natural birth. But that’s not true.”
“I tell the fathers that the girl they hitched up with has gone for now – that she is fragile and vulnerable, and will be through pregnancy, labor and the first few weeks,” she explains.
The royal birth is expected at any moment after it was reported that Will and Kate left her family home in Bucklebury for London in order to be closer to the private Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s hospital where she will give birth.