The nursery furnishings are all picked out; the most ardent royal fans are camped outside the Lindo Wing and the Queen's gynaecologist has long since given up drinking in readiness for the birth. Now all pregnant Kate Middleton and the rest of the nation wants is to see her baby.
Like other celebrities such as Selma Blair, Mel B and Jessica Simpson, Kate may now be searching for natural ways to induce labour. Former Spice Girl Mel B was typically forthright about her frustration.
"I've tried everything, I've tried the hot food, the running... I've tried it all. It just seems to be stuck and hibernating in there getting bigger and bigger, " she said.
Here at HELLO! Online we've investigated the best ways to get the ball rolling.
Kate is said to be well, but may soon start wishing things would kick off
Grab your bath salts, light the candles and hop into a nice warm bath. Soaking in the tub is thought to help kick-start a labour. It not only relaxes the expectant mum but also helps soften up the cervix and prepare the body for the work ahead.
Acupuncture is another popular way for heavily pregnant women to speed up a birth. Kate Winslet, Natalie Portman and Mariah Carey reportedly all used acupuncture to relieve stress and help with their general wellbeing while expecting.
"Acupuncture has a high rate of success and is safe," says PJ Cousin, a registered London acupuncturist and herbalist who owns the Cure by Nature treatment centre. An acupuncture session will last around an hour.
"I place needles in acupuncture points on the legs, hands and shoulders that correlate to the pelvis and help encourage the baby to descend in the womb and the contractions to start," he adds. "Sometimes a woman will find that her contractions start before the end of the session, or sometimes we'll need another session the next day."
PJ, who also has 25 years experience in the treatment of male and female infertility, says that he will often also give a woman homeopathic Caulophillum tablets to help induce the birth a couple of days before the due date.