Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, is foregoing traditions as she anticipates the birth of her first child with Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex. Unlike Princess Diana and Kate Middleton, she has opted to skip the photo shoot that usually happens outside the hospital following the delivery of her baby. Some people have labeled the Duchess as acting ungrateful for the top notch team of medical professionals overseeing her pre and post natal needs. However, others have defended her choices, feeling her refusal to be intimidated into doing such traditions is refreshing.

Key Takeaways:

  • Often women are made to feel that if they don’t give birth in a traditional, medically-based way that they are risking their baby’s health.
  • Meghan Markle has made it clear that she will break with many of the traditions that surround the birthing process in the royal family.
  • Whatever the circumstances that they desire, whether with or without medical interventions, women should feel free to make choices regarding how they give birth.

“One woman who isn’t being bullied into giving birth on anyone else’s terms is the Duchess of Sussex.”

Read more: