Just like when she was pregnant with Prince George, Kate Middleton is experiencing severe morning sickness with her second pregnancy. The Duchess is currently being treated at Kensington Palace.
Feel better soon, Kate Middleton, 32! Once again, the Duchess of Cambridge is suffering from major morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) in the early stages of her pregnancy. Kate and Prince William, 32, announced they were expecting another royal baby on September 8.
Kate Middleton Pregnant: Battling Severe Morning Sickness
Kate and William made the official announcement that they were expecting September 8, but added that the Duchess was suffering from morning sickness aka hyperemesis gravidarum in her second pregnancy.
“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 statement read. “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.”
Kate has reportedly not reached the 12-week mark of her pregnancy, but was forced to reveal that she was expecting after she started to feel unwell.
“When it became apparent that she was no well enough to join the Duke on a joint engagement in Oxford today and that the number of forthcoming engagements could be affected, the Duke and Duchess have taken the difficult decision to be fully open about the pregnancy,” a senior royal source told MailOnline.
The Duchess has her first solo royal tour in Malta scheduled for later this month, but a source told the outlet that a decision has not been made on whether or not she will still go.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum: What You Need To Know
When Kate was pregnant with little George, an official announcement stated that hyperemesis gravidarum is “very acute morning sickness, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.”
The condition is characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Many expectant moms suffer from morning sickness, but hyperemesis gravidarum is a more severe version of the ailment.
We know Kate is getting the rest and nourishment she needs for her second child. Let’s hope she feels better soon!
HollyMoms, are you excited for Kate and William? Will her morning sickness be as bad the second time around? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
— Avery Thompson