Post # 17
Whoa, whoa, whoa. HG is not just a suffer-it-out condition where Kate is being given preferential treatment due to her royal status. HG is SERIOUS. I work in the emergency department of an OBGYN specialty hospital, and we admit regular women with hyperemesis gravidarum regularly. I’ve seen women who need daily IV therapy for their entire pregnancy. It is not your garden-variety sickness that can be cured with ginger ale and crackers. There are some ladies on this board suffering from HG who also suffer from the “just get over it, its morning sickness” judgment… So let’s be a little kinder.
Post # 18
Oh my word, poor gal. I am a big fan of Kate, it is great that they are expecting I think! 🙂
Now I am just worried that I will get hyperemesis when I am KU, I have heard about it TWICE today, and the gal that I met today said they tried to force her to get a PICC line (a more invasive IV if you need extended treatment of something per IV) because hers was so bad. Scary stuff! Electrolyte disturbances are not good, and can lead to coma, cardiac arrythmias, and death! When you are throwing up all the time, you are expelling electrolytes from your body and if you are unable to take more in, then it doesn’t take long for them to get depleted!
Think of hyperemesis as like a terrible form of diarrhea like cholera, just exiting a different way. It is a pretty serious condition!
Post # 20
Poor Kate! I had HG and I was on a drip for the most of my pregnancy! I hope she is lucky and rids it at the 12 week mark, when most women pass that phase but unfortunatley women with HG are stuck with it for most of the pregnancy 🙁
I hope she does not lose the baby with the whole world watching!!!
Post # 21
my cousin had this, and she ended up weighing less on her due date than she did before she got pregnant! its very scary, especially for someone as slim as Kate is.
Post # 22
I had HG earlier in my pregnancy and at 38 weeks, I still get bouts of “regular” ms. They are not the same thing, not even close. A cold cloth and toilet hugging will not prevent mc due to dehydration or other results of HG.
Thanks to the bees jumped in to defend the poor girl, it would have been so sad to see such a usually supportive group be so snarky.
And although i waited until 20 weeks to announce socially and to extended family and friends. I had to tell my boss, my admin assistant and immediate family at 7 weeks due to the severity of HG. Kate is a public figure and god knows what the media would have blamed her hospital stay on.
My one major pet peeve during my pregnancy was the lack of information people seemed to have regarding HG, ms and how much it can affect a woman’s life. I worked up until this week but took lots of sick time in my first 2 trimesters, I lost weight and the constant illness even caused mild depression. And for the record, i have not suffered any physical or emotional issues before, this was pure pregnancy!
I want to scream when people say ” u r STILL sick with MS?! or ” is it really that bad?!? YES, it is….
Post # 23
Agree. People can hate on royals for being rich or privileged or whatever all they want, but at the end of the day Kate is just another first time pregnant woman who is horribly unlucky enough to have the kind of severe, intense, way-worse-than-morning sickness that probably leads to a lot of one-child families. It sucks enough that she has to deal with that, plus she had to share her pregnancy news with the entire WORLD surely much before she was ready to. I don’t even want to share my pregnancy news yet and I’m practically 12 weeks. I can’t imagine how awful and scared and stressed she must be feeling! Nothing but sympathy coming from me.
Post # 24
I love Kate. I hope the rest of the pregnancy is smooth sailing! It made me nervous to see it announced so soon. It would be terribly sad if she loses the pregnancy, so I hope that does not happen and we have a new little royal in a matter of months!
Post # 25
Preach it. Regardless of name, social status or wealth, she’s just a woman with the same heart we all have as human beings.
I do hope things get better for them. I can understand her fear and how she was forced to announce the pregnancy to the world, plus her health issues. I am a big believer that, even though they are a status symbol, they need to be left alone. Let Kate & Will deal with this in their own time, their own way. Send them your best wishes, or prayers, or whatever it is you do, but leave them alone. Unfortunately, people pay paparazzi a lot of money to do the exact opposite of this, and it saddens me. They will never have a normal life, their child(ren) will never be “normal”, they’ll never be able to just… go and be without someone hounding them for information, pictures, autographs, what have you.
It makes me very thankful that I am not famous.
Post # 26
I know that they had to announce her pregnacy to stave off all kinds of other rumors but I hate that they did. I always get twitchy when someone announces before the 12 week mark. I’ve had several friends have a miscarriage in the first trimester. Kate is definitely in my thoughts. I hope she is released from the hospital soonand overcomes HG and has a healthy and happy baby.
Post # 27
Hyperemesis gravidarum is NOT ‘normal’ morning sickness! I have a friend who had it throughout her pregnancies (for her it happened more than once – 4 times in fact) she spent most of the pregnancies in the hospital on a IV because of the risk of severe dehydration. I had morning sickness myself and Hyperemesis gravidarum is very different and left untreated can be life threatening. Try to have some empathy….
Personally I feel sorry for her for having it a nd having to announce her pregnancy so early (even though I’m no fan of the concept of royalty.)
Post # 28
What Kate has is what I’m terrified of getting once I become pregnant. I wish they hadn’t decided to announce she was pregnant, though. You’d think they could have found a way to give her treatment more privately.
Post # 29
my guess is that seeing the levels Will and Kate have gone to in the past to get some privacy…….that if there had been any way to keep this quiet, they would have. Maybe they were seen or someone found out.
Post # 30
I had a friend who had it while she was pregnant and it sucks! She has to give herself IV treatments at home to stay hydrated. It’s a real condition and not something to make fun of. Thanks for posting the proper name and description for it.
Seriously guys have some sympathy. Everyone handls pregnancy different and has different symptoms at different times.
Post # 31
I wouldn’t doubt that someone in the hospital leaked her chart for a nice paycheck…