Kate Middleton Pregnant again,on bed rest
The Duchess of Cambridge is suffering with severe morning sickness during the early stages of her second pregnancy and is being treated at Kensington Palace by doctors, it’s been confirmed by the Kensington Palace.
The news of a second royal baby was confirmed this morning, but also that as with Prince George, she’s suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme morning sickness. In December 2012 during her first pregnancy, the Duchess was taken to the George VI hospital, after falling ill, however this time around she’s being treated at home.
According to the MailOnline, the palace were forced to confirm the news earlier than they had expected due to the Duchess’ illness and that the royal has yet to reach the 12 week stage of her pregnancy.
Kensington Palace confirmed the illness meant she would not be accompanying her husband on a visit to Oxford today. A full statement from the palace on the pregnancy, stated: “The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second child Published on 8th September 2014 Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child.
“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news. As with her first pregnancy, The Duchess is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum. Her Royal Highness will no longer accompany The Duke of Cambridge on their planned engagement in Oxford today. The Duchess of Cambridge is being treated by doctors at Kensington Palace.”
According to the palace, future engagements will be assessed on a “case by case” basis, but that she is expected to attend the opening of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games on Wednesday night. Her future trip to Malta, is as yet unknown.
The Duchess was treated in hospital for several days in December 2012 during her first trimester, forcing the couple to reveal the news before they had planned. It’s unknown at what stage of the pregnancy, the royal is in currently.
The National Organisation of Rare Diseases claims that HG affects less than 1% of pregnant women, even though 70-80% experience morning sickness in some form. This particularly nasty kind is characterised by symptoms that include severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, dehydration, lightheadedness and fainting.
And, according tot he National Centre for Biotechnology Information – as quoted by Us Weekly – women suffering from HG usually have an ultrasound done to identify whether or not they are carrying twins. A hydatidiform mole is also looked for (a growth inside the uterus). Treatment includes rehydration and plenty of bed rest, which we’re sure is what Kate’s capable docs are seeing to right now.