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Dr. Nancy: Docs should treat Duchess Kate 'like everybody else'

July 22, 2013 at 12:15 PM ET

Video: As a spokesman for the royal family reports that Duchess Catherine’s labor is “progressing as normal,” NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman discusses what the duchess will be experiencing over the next hours until the baby arrives.

By now, you may have heard that there's a #RoyalBaby a-comin'.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital in London early Monday morning. NBC's chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman spoke with TODAY's David Gregory from outside St. Mary's about what we know so far.

For one, Synderman says it's important right now that the medical staff at St. Mary's treat the duchess like a normal mom-to-be, despite her celebrity.

"The most important thing would be to treat her like everybody else," Snyderman says. "When things go wrong, I don’t care where you are in the world, it’s because you’re treated like too much of a VIP.

"We want her to be treated like a normal, first-time mom, with normal first-time pregnancy with labor and delivery and then a healthy baby," she says.

Despite the rough first trimester, when the duchess was treated for acute morning sickness, the rest of the pregnancy seems to have gone well.

"There’s been no indication at all that this shouldn’t be a normal pregnancy and delivery," Snyderman says. "I can tell you the excitement out here is unbelievable and this is one story where … I hope I’m not needed other than to say, 'Wow, isn’t this great,' and the whole world celebrates."

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