Mid Ulster babies delivered on same day as Royal princess

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The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a baby girl just two hours and 34 minutes after being admitted to hospital on Saturday.

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.

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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.

Town crier Tony Appleton proclaims the birth of the second child to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

Town crier Tony Appleton proclaims the birth of the second child to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in Paddington.

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.”

An easel that was placed in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London to announce the birth of a baby girl.

An easel that was placed in the Forecourt of Buckingham Palace in London to announce the birth of a baby girl.