Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Sophie has endured more than one pregnancy emergency, losing her unborn baby during a dangerous ectopic pregnancy in 2001, and two years later experiencing life-threatening complications toward the end of her pregnancy with daughter Louise. Six weeks before her due date, Sophie collapsed at home with severe stomach pains, and during a three-hour operation Lady Louise was born by emergency caesarean.
Four years later Sophie's pregnancy with son James was thankfully a smoother experience. The duchess was even undertaking public engagements a month before her due date, attending the Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the diamond wedding anniversary of the queen and Prince Philip.