Oh the joys of being pregnant: morning sickness, the hormones – oh, did we mention morning sickness? Nausea is something that Kate Middleton (who announced her pregnancy yesterday, have you heard?) already knows more than enough about.
Since she was taken to King Edward VII hospital on Monday by hubby Prince William, it emerged that Kate, who is thought to be less than 12 weeks pregnant, is suffering from a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) – or literally extreme morning sickness. Eugh, poor thing.
HG – which, FYI, is not limited to the morning, it can be ALL day EVERY day (nice) – will in most cases only affect the first 13 weeks of the pregnancy, but in some cases it come last the whole nine months. We have our fingers crossed for you Kate, we really do.
With all of that going on, we wouldn’t be surprised if William is walking on eggshells. Lucky for him, the HER Foundation surveyed women who have had the condition and compiled a list of things that he, and anyone else in close proximity to the Duchess, should avoid saying to her for the foreseeable future. We can’t help noticing that most of them are pretty annoying whether you’re pregnant or not.
1. Being sick is a healthy sign of pregnancy
2. Don’t be such a drama queen – maybe you should see a psychiatrist
3. Take shower, then take a walk outside
4. You should feel better by now, it’s been three months.
5. Eat lots of small meals daily.
6. Think positive – it’s mind over matter.
7. Try Seabands.
8. Try ginger.
9. Eat some crackers.
10. Plenty of women are sick when they’re pregnant.