Poor Kate — she’s still suffering from acute morning sickness and could be getting dangerously underweight, according to a new report. Read about her worry for William, emergency diet and more.
The world is watching as Kate Middleton, 31, is pregnant with the future heir to the royal throne, but husband Prince William and others close to the Duchess are worried for her safety — and the health of her unborn baby.
Still Suffering From Morning Sickness
Even though Kate was released from the hospital a month ago on Dec. 6, she is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum — an extreme form of morning sickness characterized by chronic nausea and an inability to keep food down.
“Kate is still struggling, and still facing the pain of acute morning sickness,” a source close to the royal couple tells Star magazine. “William is fretting over his wife’s condition — there’s a concern that she might be in danger of not going to full term.”
Kate Was Already Thin When She Got Pregnant
There’s no denying the Duchess of Cambridge is stunning — but her weight reached dangerours lows when she got married in April, 2011. But even after she got pregnant early last fall, insiders are worried she hasn’t been gaining enough weight.
Experts say that mothers-to-be should put on two to four pounds in their first trimester, and then about a pound a week after that. But Kate isn’t even close to that going into her second trimester — and the source revealed that she hasn’t been eating as much as she should, since she can’t keep food down due to her illness.
Worried For Husband William While He’s Away
Kate and William had a lovely Christmas together, but on New Year’s Eve Prince William had to leave for the island of Anglesey, in Wales, to resume his RAF search-and-rescue duties. During a mission that night, Flight Lieutenant William’s helicopter was dangerously caught up in a storm over the Irish Sea — and the prince and his crew had to return before finding the victim.
“It’s that kind of daily peril facing her husband that reduces Kate to tears,” the source tells Star magazine. “She wants him to quit the military — she’s terrified he might get killed! But William is torn between his traditional duty to ‘Queen and country’ and his devotion to his wife.”
Kate Instructed To Gain Weight — Her Road To Recovery
Fortunately, Kate is being cared for by the top medical professionals in the U.K. who are helping her get better.
“Doctors are trying to get her to follow a controlled emergency food program of 3,000 calories a day to build up her body,” the insider reveals. And her steady road to recovery has included enough rest, and food that is easily digested.
However, the source says Kate will have less stress if William stops doing his dangerous flight missions — and can be there to help her carry this pregnancy safely.
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— Christina Stiehl
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