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Kate Middleton: 5 Things To Know About Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Mon, September 8, 2014 2:53pm EDT by Chloe Melas 5 Comments

Kate is pregnant with her second child and the Palace revealed that she is suffering from severe morning sickness, called Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Keep reading to find out exactly how Kate is feeling and what she’s going through.

Kate Middleton is pregnant again and we are so happy for her! But what we were sad to hear is that The Duchess of Cambridge is going through morning sickness and she can’t accompany Prince William on any more of his engagements. 

Kate Middleton: 5 Things To Know About Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Kate’s second pregnancy was announced, Sept. 8, and when the official announcement was made, it also revealed that Kate, 32, is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace. She is reportedly just shy of the 12-week mark, and unfortunately they had to release the news earlier than expected. This is the exact same thing that happened when she was pregnant with Prince George!

The majority of women experience some type of morning sickness, according to but hyperemesis gravidarum, is when one is treated in the hospital. It is a severe nausea that is reportedly caused by a rise in hormone levels, and the expectant mother usually experiences it at the four to six week mark but sometimes is can last throughout the entire pregnancy.

1. HG is a condition which is characterized by severe nausea during pregnancy.

2. One can experience vomiting, weight loss and an electrolyte disturbance.

3. The difference between HG and normal morning sickness is that this time of nausea does not subside and the vomiting does not let you keep any of your food down.

4. Most always the individual is given intravenous fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and nutrients.

5. Bed rest is most always prescribed!

This is the original statement made by Clarence House:

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace.

We hope that Kate gets to feeling better soon!

— Chloe Melas

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