Feeling broody Chelsea Clinton visits premature babies at children’s hospital during tour of Ukraine
It's unlikely to be the hospital that may one day feature on her child's birth certificate, but for Chelsea Clinton, a trip to a Ukrainian maternity ward may have tapped into more than just her charitable streak.
Thoughts of motherhood cannot have been far from the 31-year-old's mind as she toured of the Cradles of Hope Neonatal Centre in Kiev.
As part of her Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative work, the former U.S. President Bill Clinton's daughter today peered into the cots of sick infants and learnt about the country's National Children's Hospital's efforts.
Broody, Chelsea The career woman met a three-week old baby in the neonatal center at the National Children's Hospital, Kiev today
The NBC correspondent – whose first report for the network's Make a Difference show in December was slammed by critics – married investment banker Marc Mezvinsky in July 2010.
Ever since her nuptials, news of a baby has been eagerly anticipated – and the photos of her visit to meet tiny newborns is enough to reignite speculation that the couple may soon bear some exciting family news.
But while she seemed concerned about the infants – looking
visibly moved as she learnt about the plight of some of Kiev's sickest
babies – Chelsea had her professional hat firmly on and did not come across as broody as her mother may have hoped.
U.S. Secretary of State,
Hillary Clinton, last March
admitted that she would love grandchildren.
Professional hat: Chelsea remained in strict work mode, though the tour may have got her thinking about motherhood
about possibly pressuring her daughter into having babies, the
64-year-old said: 'Well, no pressure, because I don't want to be
one of those kinds of mothers. But obviously, some day, I'd love it.'
Two months later, Chelsea suggested to People.com that she would like a family in the future. Speaking at a pro-gay marriage event, she mentioned the children that 'Marc and [she] hope to have some day.'
But recent magazine reports suggested the busy careerwoman was putting work before family.
Charitable work: Chelsea met with Ukrainian tycoon Viktor Pinchuk at the hospital today. Her mother Hillary Clinton is said to be hoping for a grandchild
In November, a source told the National Enquirer that 'Marc has to schedule appointments just to see her!'
During her visit, she also met a group of university students, urging the country's young people to engage. She told the youths that charity work is 'part of being a good person'.