It’s been 7 weeks since Meghan Markle gave birth to baby Archie and people are already betting she’s pregnant with baby number two

Could the Duchess of Sussex be pregnant with baby number two?
Could the Duchess of Sussex be pregnant with baby number two?

While scoffing down scones and sipping tea, people are already placing bets that a barely-recovered Meghan Markle is pregnant with baby number two.

Also read: Princess Diana was the lowkey baby name inspiration for Harry and Meghan's newborn son

International Business Times reported that betting sites, such as Coral, have been “inundated” with bets. 

“We have been inundated over the last few days with bets on Harry and Meghan having a secod baby in 2020, and as always with gambles of this kind, there is seldom smoke without fire,” Coral spokesperson, John Hill, told Mirror, with the most recent odds of them having their second child at 10/11. 

Spokesperson for Ladbrokes – offering 6/1 on a second Baby Sussex – Alex Apati said, “Baby fever could soon be taking over the Royal Family once again and despite only giving birth a matter of weeks ago, we wouldn’t be surprised if Harry and Meghan have the bug.” 

That’s the tea.

But here’s the sitch:

At 7 weeks postpartum, Meghan’s body is just about starting to recover.

Lochia – postpartum bleeding – lasts 3 to 6 weeks. 

Involution – you know, when your uterus shrinks back from baby to pre-baby size (the size of a fist) – also takes 4 to 6 weeks.

Then there’s the tender, engorged breasts, the constipation and the lasting pain and swelling of just about every part of your body – none of which, to put it bluntly, is motivation to get back in the sack. 

Read more here: Your post-birth body: what to expect

Meghan may have just returned from her 6-week check-up – the milestone mark when doctors usually clear mom to start ‘eggs-ercising’ again – we doubt she’s got a second Baby Sussex on her mind. 

The body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy, including an overcrowded abdomen that moves the diaphragm upward to restrain the lungs and result in shortness of breath. And often, even your breathing doesn’t immediately return to normal after birthing a whole 3.2 kg royal baby.

So on behalf of women everywhere, to those betting on a second royal baby (and even the nosey aunties eagerly discussing when their newly married daughters and nieces will go “fetch a baby”), I say this in the politest way possible... 

Bollocks, Karen – let her breathe!

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