Parenting Tips From Meghan Markle's BFFs Amal Clooney, Serena Williams and Jessica Mulroney

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The Duchess of Sussex will become a mom in a matter of weeks.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's baby's due date is approaching -- and it sounds like they couldn't be more ready.

The royal couple is set to become parents in a matter of weeks, and while it'll be their first child, they've got plenty of help -- and advice from friends! Meghan, who celebrated her baby shower with a star-studded event in New York City in February, is close friends with several famous moms like Amal Clooney, Jessica Mulroney and Serena Williams.

Amal, of course, shares twins Alexander and Ella with George Clooney. Jessica is also a mom to twin boys, John and Brian, as well as a daughter, Ivy, who were all part of Meghan's wedding last year. And Serena welcomed her first child, daughter Olympia, with Alexis Ohanian, in 2017. Here's what they've said about parenting over the years:

"I'm definitely somebody who feels like a better mother when I work and can achieve certain goals outside of my family life. But the minute I'm home, I put my phone away and I'm in mommy mode with my kids." -- Jessica, in a 2014 interview with Chatelaine.

"[My trainer, Mackie Shilstone] told me a baby is like a plane. When you're in the plane, the people tell you to put on your mask first before helping the person beside you. And I realized I wasn't putting on my mask first. I was constantly putting on her mask. It’s a hard thing to process. I’m still learning that." -- Serena, at an August 2018 event, per The Undefeated.

"You always feel guilty as a parent that you're not spending enough time with them, or you're sending too much time with them. It's a never-ending circle, to tell you the truth... you just keep going. It never goes away." -- Jessica, in a 2013 interview with Canada's The Morning Show.

"Between 6 and 8 in the morning we get to have them in our bed -- I don't schedule any calls before 8. When I was nursing, it was much more complicated, because there are two. I had all manner of weird cushions and pillows and machines." -- Amal, in a 2018 interview with Vogue.

"Accept mistakes and don’t expect to be perfect. We put so much pressure on ourselves. My friend is pregnant, and she was like, 'My kid's gonna do this,' [and] I just looked at her like, 'No, she's not.' I had all of those high expectations, and then I had what I was gonna do and [how] I was gonna recover and I was gonna be great -- [but] this is a time where everything is not going to go as planned. You just got to go with the flow." -- Serena, in an April interview with E! News.

"Always be prepared. But I think that the best advice that I ever got was don't listen to other people all the time. Trust your instincts. A mother's instinct comes in so quickly, and really just depend on your own instincts for everything. You'll be surprised as to how much you actually know once the baby does come." -- Jessica, in a 2013 interview with Canada's The Morning Show.

"I feel like all those lessons [my mom] taught me of being so strong, proud of who I am, being able to look anyone in the face and have confidence and speak with so much confidence is something I really have been able to embrace and I'd love to teach my child that." -- Serena, at the BlogHer17 Conference in Orlando in 2017.

"Your life, it's never the same. Especially once they start talking, if you're on a road trip, it's headache central. It's an army, you look crazy when you're traveling. But the process is actually quite fun. You look at your husband, you look at your life, and you start to just laugh about it. Like, 'Our life is so different. It used to be so simple!' But that's the joys of parenthood. ...If you can travel with your baby, whether it's far or somewhere a little outside of the city, it's really important for them to get used to that really early. If they're on a plane at an early age, they don't know differently, and it makes it easier. Expect the worst, and then I'm pleasantly surprised when things work out!" -- Jessica, in a 2013 interview with Canada's The Morning Show.

See more on Meghan's pregnancy in the video below.

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