Mid Ulster babies delivered on same day as Royal princess

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl just two hours and 34 minutes after being admitted to hospital on Saturday.
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To mark the occasion, the Mid Ulster Mail is hoping to find out if any Mid Ulster babies have been delivered on May 2, 2015.

Contact the Mail via our Facebook page.The speedy announcement came after a lengthy wait for news of developments over the last week.

It appeared to be a much faster delivery than with Prince George - although Kate could have been in labour at home for several hours before she was admitted.

In 2013, she went into hospital at around 6am on the day George was born and he arrived 10-and-a-half hours later at 4.24pm, weighing 8lb 6oz.

Second and subsequent labours tend to be much faster, with active labour lasting, on average, five hours, according to parenting site BabyCentre.co.uk.

Mervi Jokinen, of the Royal College of Midwives and president of the European Midwives Association, said: “Individual labours are different, but we definitely see shorter labours second time around.

“Your body seems to be programmed. The hormones kick in quicker and progression is faster. It’s a little bit like a computer. Your body needs to be programmed first time around.

“The pushing stage can also be quicker because it’s your second one. Muscles have been stretched so you have less resistance and you have the ability to push the baby past the birth canal.”