Kate Middleton pregnant: What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

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It was the news that the world was waiting and  on Monday, St. James Palace  announced that the Kate Middleton is pregnant with her and William’s  first baby.

Kate, 30, has been taken to King Edward  VII Hospital in London with acute morning sickness is expected to stay in  hospital for several days.

“The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in Central London with Hyperemesis  Gravidarum.

“As the pregnancy is in its very early  stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and  will require a period of rest thereafter,” it read.

So what is Hyperemesis Gravidarum?

It is a very acute morning sickness, which requires supplementary hydration and nutrients.

For women with hyperemesis gravidarum their vomiting can be so severe they cannot keep food or liquid down.

The condition usually continues past the first three months of pregnancy and can pass by week 21, but may also last longer.

It is understood that the pregnancy has not passed the 12-week point and today’s announcement was prompted by the Duchess’s medical condition.

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Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.
Melissa Myers has worked as an entertainment journalist for ten years, both in London and New York. She has done a daily gossip column on British newspaper the Daily Star where she interviewed everyone from Tom Cruise and George Clooney to Simon Cowell and Jennifer Lopez. She also worked as the News Director of In Touch in New York for the past six years, before launching her own site www.celebzter.com, which aims to provide smart content for smart women.
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