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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