The day is almost here! Kate Middleton made her final public appearance before her maternity leave this week when she christened a Princess Cruises ship with a giant bottle of champagne. Smashing, darling!

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It's tough to imagine the prim princess breaking a sweat, never mind grunting and screaming and pushing a baby out, so it's not surprising to hear reports that she's terrified about giving birth shortly. Well, really, everyone should be terrified of giving birth, but Kate is reportedly planning an interesting way of dealing with it.

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Sources tell that Kate is considering "hypnobirthing" to deal with the pain. Some women and other celebs have tried hypnosis techniques to handle child birth, like meditation and relaxation. Hey, deep breathing is nice and all, but when the time comes, we won't judge the gal for reaching for the epidural.

What do you think of this plan? Can you imagine Kate actually having a baby, or do you think the royal tot will actually come from a very special stork? When do you think Kate will have the baby? Tell us in the comments below or tweet us @OKMagazine.

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