Post # 1
So the Royal Duchess has got a bun in the oven. It’s been speculated that she is very early, like I read about one month. They only had to announce it bc she’s in the hospital for that really bad morning sickness. Well, she’s a Royal, the rest of us would suffer like normal people.
I’m so jaded now though I’m thinking, what if she loses it?! My god the whole world is watching!
Post # 3
She has hyperemesis gravidarum a severe form of nasuea and vomiting that is different from normal morning sickness. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a condition characterized by severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, and electrolyte disturbance.
It is much more extreme than the usual hanging on to the white throne and wiping your brow with a cold cloth.
Many women (“normal people”)who have it need IV therapy to rehydrate.
Not much empathy from your corner. Bad enough she has to live every moment in the limelight, but surely she should be able to expect a little more understanding from women.
Post # 4
Not that I’m a royalist but normal folk get hospitalized for severe morning sickness too. They used the diagnostic term “hyperemesis gravidarum” in the news report.
Ah, am slightly jealous of the pregnancy but wish her well. Agree it’s early to announce, but the news says 12weeks.
Post # 5
She may, but hopefully she does not. Let’s try to send positive thoughts into the universe, shall we?
Post # 6
@Sunshine09: Seriously? The hospital for morning sickness. Geesh. I just hugged the toilet and had a cold wash cloth for my morning sickness. lol
Only a month along? Yeah I hope she doesn’t loose it. That would be terrible because not only do you have to tell the family, but you have to tell the FRIGGIN’ WORLD! Yikes!
Post # 7
I heard on the news that she’s not even 12 weeks yet. It’s a shame that they’re pretty much forced to share their news so early on.
Post # 8
@julies1949: yeah that’s what I meant by ‘that really bad morning sickness”. Just couldn’t remember the long proper word.
Guess it didn’t come across, that was empathy. It’s just so early for her to be in the spotlight.
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@Sunshine09: Lol, I first heard the news when Barbara Walters announced it on The View. She was struggling to pronounce it. I had never heard of it until today. Poor thing, I hope she feels better soon so they can discharge her.
Post # 12
I’m not usually one to defend a public figure, but people who are stating, “Well, it’s just morning sickness..”
No it isn’t.
Educate yourself. Wikipedia is perfect for this. Doctors consider it very rare, and very serious.
Per Wikipedia: “Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is a severe form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy that is different from the more common nausea and vomiting known as morning sickness. Dehydration, malnutrition, and other serious complications are the result of the “unrelenting, excessive pregnancy-related nausea and/or vomiting that prevents adequate intake of food and fluids.”
Just.. let that settle in. “Prevents adequate intake of food and fluids.”
Something like this isn’t the royal family overreacting. She has an actual medical condition that requires treatment.
Post # 14
@canadablue: sounds awful. thanks for the link.
Post # 15
HG is quite severe and horrible for any woman to live through. A client we once had needed IV therapy daily for her WHOLE pregnancy.
Let’s send Kate good thoughts.
Post # 16
@peachacid: Agreed. Hope it all goes well for her.