Harry and Meghan thank fans who donated to charities in baby's honor

As the world waits for Baby Sussex, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan say thank you to all the fans that donated to four charities in the baby's honor.
4:16 | 04/16/19

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Now, everybody, to our "Gma" cover story. The latest on the royal baby watch. Prince Harry and duchess Meghan have been overwhelmed by how generous people have been donating to charities in their baby's honor as speculation grows about the birth. Janai Norman is here with more. Good morning. Good morning. We're still waiting. The world is waiting for baby Sussex. In the meantime, the duke and duchess have a message for their supporters. They're saying thank you. This morning, the expectant Royals are thanking well-wishers around the globe. Harry and Meghan reaching out to their 4 million plus followers on Instagram warmly praising the donations and support given to four charities they hold near and dear to their hearts. Saying whether a $5 donation, 1,000 pound contribution, offering to volunteer or spreading the word you've played your part and on behalf of the duke and duchess and baby Sussex, we thank you so much. A lovely mention of baby Sussex in there. The couple clearly intend to use their accounts to communicate informally and directly to the people who are following. Reporter: This speed post coming on the heels of the royal the soon-to-be mom and dad asking fans eager for the arrival of their baby bundle that in lieu of sending gifts donate to organizations benefiting children and parents who are less fortunate pointing out in their latest post the incredible impact and attention these charities have received. Including the lunch box fund which can now feed $100,000 children in dire need across South Africa and another organization in the U.S., baby to baby which received over 5,000 baby products. The couple is still keeping mum about the due date and there are some unconfirmed reports that Meghan could be preparing for a home birth in Windsor. There's been a lot of speculation as to what the plans for the birth are. Several different hospitals have been mentioned. It's also been suggested that she favors a home birth. Of course, if that was the choice, this would not be a first. The queen gave birth to all her four children at home. They come as the couple released a statement saying they plan to welcome their baby with as much privacy as possible. Dr. Jen is back. A board certified ob/gyn. We heard in that piece about having birth outside of the hospital. What are the risks? Also scary for midwives and obstetricians. Their only for the average or low risk woman. They are not for any woman with a high risk pregnancy so any multiples or twins, someone who had a previous c-section and prying for a vbac, somebody with a baby in breech position. Any mother with high risk medical conditions or fetus with high risk issues and in obstetrics we have two lives at stake, two patients and the clock is ticking. If that baby gets into trouble, we don't have 20, 30, 40 minutes to go from the bedroom to the operating room because minutes matter. Why take the risk if that's the case? I think that we have to do a better job in this country of supporting women in labor better. There have been some studies that show that women who deliver at home face less interventions, but take a look at the risks for the baby because, again, they get passed along to the fetus of there is a double in the risk of up Fant death and triple risk of incidents that affect the baby that cause seizures or long-term neurologic procedures. What if you were advising them. I was trained with and by midwives so the uk system is very different and we need more certified midwives taking care of low or average risk women. I was in touch with our professional organization yesterday, here is their statement. I think it is crystal clear. They said, although acog believes hops and accredited birth centers are the safest settings for birth, every woman has the right to make a medically informed decision about delivery and the key words medically informed so counsel with a certified midwife with backup from a board certified obstetrician. We hope it's a happy baby and healthy momma. Exactly.

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