Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is Pregnant Again with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is Pregnant Again with Hyperemesis Gravidarum

 

Prince William and Princess Kate are expecting their third child! They already have two children: Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Everyone loves this royal couple and they always seem to be in the news. Although the media is really great about covering what’s going on in Kensington Palace, they sure do like the downplay her pregnancy condition, Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

If you guys don’t remember Princess Kate suffered with both Prince George, 4 and Princess Charlotte, 2. At the time the media was reporting that she had “bouts of acute morning sickness.” As a Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) sufferer, I can personally say this could not be farther from the truth.

Now, at the age of 35, Princess Kate is enduring yet another HG pregnancy.  She canceled her appearance at Hornsey Road Children’s Centre on Tuesday and Kensington Palace gave this announcement, “As with her previous two pregnancies, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer carry out her planned engagement at the Hornsey Road Children’s Centre in London today.”

HER Foundation, a Hyperemesis Gravidarum Education and Research Center defines HG like this: Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. It is generally described as unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids.

Kate has received round the clock care in the past at the Kensington Palace and it is not a surprise that she is receiving that same care this go around. In at least one of her previous pregnancies she was given a PICC (an IV line that is inserted into your arm and runs through a major vein that empties out close to your heart) line and was given medications to battle the nausea and vomiting.

 

Although there is research being conducted this day and age, the amount of research is underwhelming. Less than 2% of pregnancies are HG related and there is no cause and no cure for this condition and in many countries it either unknown, dismissed, or looked over.

HG is Not A New Condition

Charlote Bronté, famous for one of her books, Jane Eyre, died in 1855 from pregnancy complications. HG didn’t have a name back then but her symptoms were documented as those with HG today.

My Battle with HG

I am a HG survivor. I received a PICC line at 8 weeks pregnant after a two week hospital stay. I lost a lot of weight and didn’t eat for months. I became isolated and unable to take care of myself. My heart goes out to the brave Kate Middleton to endure this very serious and debilitating medical condition once again.

If you’d like to learn more about my HG pregnancy, head over and read my Hyperemesis pregnancy story.

If you know someone that is suffering with HG, please get them the medical help they need by searching this database that spans worldwide to find a health care practitioner that is experienced in treating HG.

 

 

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8 Comments on "Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge is Pregnant Again with Hyperemesis Gravidarum"

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Keri
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Pregnancy is hard enough without complications! I am sorry that you had to go through that, and hopefully Kate gets through it too. Hopefully they will make some break throughs with treatment soon!

The Unfiltered Momma
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Thanks for sharing! I had no idea how serious it was

Christine SaltyMama
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Thank you again for sharing this information! I hate that anyone has to go through this during pregnancy!

Jenn
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I can’t imagine suffering from HG. I had some bad symptoms but nothing like HG. It shouldn’t be downplayed!

Jamie
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I have had HG 4 times, albeit a moderate case by some standards. But, with my 2nd child I threw up T least once a week all 9 months. With my first, I ended up in the ER twice. With my 4th I lost no joke, 20 lbs in my first month of pregnancy (and I didn’t have that much to lose!). Only people who haven’t experienced it would call it “just morning sickness.” I am blessed to have 4 healthy babies and I do it over and over because it’s worth it and I’m lucky to be able to… Read more »
Ashley Owens
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Although I had different pregnancy complications this is not one I had to deal with. my heart goes out to anyone who has to deal with this.

Deirdre
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I had HG with both my kids. It was horrible. I don’t think I could do it again. Poor Kate and good for sharing her story. Thanks for writing about this.

Kristin @littlemamajama
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I think she is incredibly brave for going through this again! I had HG with both of my pregnancies, and the second was worst than the first. I can’t imagine doing it again. Hoping there will be a treatment breakthrough for every woman who goes through this. It’s so awful!

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