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Katie Donating Member (591 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-05-12 02:42 AM
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3. Kate is suffering from Hyperemesis gravidarum
And it's a real physical disorder of pregnancy, though rare, probably why you have never heard of it. I had a friend who suffered from it, she couldn't keep anything she ate or drank down when she was she was pregnant, and would easily become dehydrated, so they had to give her fluids via IV. It's a lot worse than the usual case of morning sickness which in itself, is bad enough. They are not really sure what specifically causes it, it could be hormonal, could be if the mother is carrying twins, could be a lot of other things. But unlike traditional morning sickness which usually passes as you enter the second trimester, and even with that some women have a rougher time of it, than others, this can last through out a pregnancy. Duchess or not, my heart goes out to her, its a miserable thing to have. Hope they can get her some relief and she has a healthy baby or babies!
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