The weeks before the arrival of a new baby are always a stressful time for the expectant parents.
And believe it or not, the whole thing is even more nerve-wracking for members of the royal family, who are forced to make their final preparations under the scrutiny of a watchful media and a few million well-wishers.
It's partially for that reason that the royal family has kept Meghan Markle's exact due date and the location of her delivery under wraps.
The last thing they need is a throng of adoring fans bum-rushing the car that's rushing the duchess to the maternity ward.
Of course, all that secrecy hasn't stopped the British tabloid press from piecing together a whole lot of hearsay to form what they're calling "Meghan's birth plan."
Here's what we actually know so far:
Initially, Meghan was planning to give birth at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, near the couple's new home at Frogmore Cottage.
Though not nearly as famous as St. Mary's Hospital in London where Kate Middleton welcomed all three of her children, Frimley Park has served as the site of a few royal births in the past.
As Entertainment Tonight reports, Prince Harry's aunt, Sophie, Countess of Wessex welcomed both of her children there.
But it seems the small country hospital may have been nixed by Meghan's doctors, who may be anticipating complications due to her age and the fact that it's her first child.
It's for that same reason that they reportedly put the kibosh on Meghan's very first plan, which was a home birth.
But despite the fact that Meg will almost certainly be in a hospital on the big day, she's reportedly planning for the delivery to be as "natural" as possible.
"Her mother is very into anything that is holistic and natural, and having been brought up with yoga and mindfulness, it’s all very much part of Meghan’s birth plan," a source explained to Vanity Fair.
Frankly, we're of the opinion that drugs are perfectly natural, and needless suffering is as unnatural as it gets, but what do we know?
As for where the birth will take place, one insider says he would be "hugely surprised if Meghan didn't give birth at the Lindo Wing" at St. Mary's, as the facility is the only one known to have the "security and resources needed for a royal birth."
Corroborating that claim is The Telegraph's report that staff at the hospital has been instructed "not to take holiday in April."
Of course, the downside is that St. Mary's is roughly 23 miles from Frogmore Cottage.
But we're sure the royals have access to some MI6 badass capable of chauffeuring Meg to London in an armored Jaguar in four minutes flat.