The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had to announce their pregnancy a little bit early because Kate had to be hospitalized for extreme morning sickness.
From Good Morning America via Yahoo News: (Here is a link to today’s story.)
“Hyperemesis gravidarum, the reason newly pregnant Kate Middleton is in the hospital, is a rare but acute morning sickness that results in weight loss and accounts for about 2 percent of all morning sickness, doctors say. “
“The condition is sometimes associated with women having twins, experts said. “
“Women diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum have lost 5 percent of their pre-pregnancy weight, or 10 pounds, said Dr. Ashley Roman, a professor and OB/GYN at New York University Langone Medical Center. “
I posted several stories about the pregnancy and her morning sickness on the AJC Momania Facebook page, and one woman wrote on our FB page yesterday that Kate should “suck it up.”
While I do think a lot of moms do suck it up, but in this case according to the definition Kate has probably lost 5 percent of her body weight and is risking dehydration.
I was sick with all three pregnancies but my first was definitely the worst. Or at least it seemed the worst. I think with No. 2 and No. 3 you just know you’re going to feel awful and try to plan accordingly. Also I was home with each subsequent pregnancy where with No. 1 I was going to an office every day.
I do remember with No. 1 being at a work focus group. The bosses had very sweetly brought in food. However, the smell of it was making me feel so sick and all I ate was bread. My boss said later she knew that night I was pregnant even though I hadn’t told yet. She was a couple of weeks ahead of me and was finally feeling better where as I was still in the horrible stage.
Obviously because of Kate feeling so sick they had to announce earlier than they would have liked. Did you have to announce early because of bad morning sickness? Did you ever have to be hospitalized? Did you ever get dehydrated or lose too much weight? (I think my sis law lost weight at first. I never lost weight.) Should Kate suck it up or do you think it’s more severe than most of us have ever experienced?