Duchess of Cambridge's Medical Team 'On Call' For Three Months During Her Pregnancy


Britain's Duchess of Cambridge had a medical team "on call for three months" before the births of her two children.

Duchess of Cambridge's Medical Team 'On Call' For Three Months During Her Pregnancy

Duchess of Cambridge's Medical Team 'On Call' For Three Months During Her Pregnancy

The brunette beauty, 34 - who is married to the Duke of Cambridge, 31 - had 23 Imperial College Healthcare specialists supporting her at London's St. Mary's Hospital in 2013 and 2015 when she was pregnant with Prince George, now aged two, and 12-month-old Princess Charlotte.

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The group were invited to a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday and greeted by the royals and Catherine's anesthesiologist, Dr. Johanna Bray, also revealed details of the huge work commitment but said it was a "wonderful" experience.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave the Lindo Wing with Princess Charlotte last May.

She said: "(We) were behind the scenes. We were all on call for three months - my husband did the childcare for three months! You never know when you need to be called. You need to be in town and available. If you are at a party you need to have your car keys at the ready. No drinking!

"There were about 20 of us that would regularly meet to discuss things. It was a wonderful feeling... it was a real morale booster for St. Mary's at the time.

Professor Tiong Ghee Teoh was a consultant obstetrician and gynecologist in the team and added their top priority was to be able to fix any problems should anything go wrong.

He added: "We had a huge team. Anything that could possibly go wrong, we had a team of people behind each specialty. Everyone was sworn to secrecy."

And Catherine suffered from the condition Hyperemesis Gravidarum - which can leave a woman bedbound or need to be admitted to hospital due to extreme dehydration - during both her pregnancies but had no idea her support network during those delicate months was so big.

He said: "(Catherine) was very appreciative. She said there were a lot more people behind the scenes than she realized."

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