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To already being annoyed at the jibes at Kate Middleton's hypermesis

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guccigirl666 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:14:31

The poor woman is said to be suffering hypermesis, a rare and horrific form of morning sickness. It is NOT within the 'normal realms' of morning sickness, it means you cannot even hold down water. I suffered from this in my pregnancy and was on a drip in hospital for days, I lost 2 stone in weight and hearing everyone talking about her 'moaning' and comparing it to 'normal' morning sickness is really frustrating! Hypermesis is pure hell and shouldn't be overlooked!

ImperialSantaKnickers Mon 03-Dec-12 21:16:58

I'm already very sad. I wouldn't wish the hounds of the press on anyone.

squeakytoy Mon 03-Dec-12 21:18:01

I have to say, I always thought it was rare until I started on mumsnet... but I rarely see anyone on here who just had morning sickness..

freddiefrog Mon 03-Dec-12 21:19:34

I had hyperemesis with my second.

First time the 'just morning sickness' was bad enough, second time was hell and I spent a few days in hospital.

I wouldn't wish it on anyone.

I would have loved a 3rd child, but there was no way I was going to risk that again

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:19:47

i was nearly put in hospital, some days i couldn't even get out of bed i lost alot of weight.

i feel very sorry for her

PropertyNightmare Mon 03-Dec-12 21:20:46

Let's hope she does not lose two stone given how thin she usually is. I would think that would make her BMI dangerously low.

guccigirl666 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:21:52

I agree squeaky, the amount of times I told people about my condition to be told they had suffered from it. There are clinical criteria (certain amount of weight loss that is typical with HG, hospitalisation) they use to confirm HG, however many women self diagnose because they felt very nauseous. That is still a different ball game to HG.

guccigirl666 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:23:38

I feel very sorry for Kate, and yes she cannot afford to lose 2 stone. I wouldn't wish it on anybody. I read somewhere about women who have actually terminated planned pregnancies due to HG. I remember I couldn't turn over in bed without being sick, really hope she gets the care she needs.

PropertyNightmare Mon 03-Dec-12 21:23:57

Yes, it might limit the size of her family as doubt anyone would be too keen to go through several pregnancies involving severe illness.

AKissIsNotAContract Mon 03-Dec-12 21:24:07

This thread is the first I've heard that she's pregnant! Why are the press discussing her hyperemesis?

McPhee Mon 03-Dec-12 21:24:17

I spent 5 days in hospital

Barely able to stand when I arrived, and utterly terrified I would lose my baby

That, I wouldn't wish on anyone, let alone take the piss

Poor Kate, it really is utterly depressing

guccigirl666 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:26:33

AKissIsNotAContract as I understand it, she is in hospital with hypermesis so was forced to announce the pregnancy early.

MsElleTow Mon 03-Dec-12 21:33:33

My Fb is full of snide comments about her being in hospital with morning sickness, and how precious she is being!hmm. It's pissing me off, I can tell you

. I wasn't sick at all with my pregnancies, but DS1 has a condition called cyclical vomiting syndrome. He can be sick 40 times a day for a week, it is horrid. He has to be put on a drip too. How you cope with something like that for weeks on end is beyond me!

Hulababy Mon 03-Dec-12 21:36:45

I agree. I had really bad sickness in pregnancy although not dx with HG. But it was horrid enough as it was. Being sick several times a day, feeling sick the rest of the time, not being able to keep food/drink down, that horrid exhaustion and the accompanying dizziness - urgh! I ended up with a wee or two signed off work due to how awful I felt - and I had things nowhere near as bad as those with HG do.

I thing HG is probably not as rare as it is reported. I think it is probably under diagnosed and there are many women out there suffering.

guccigirl666 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:42:00

My fb is the same, that's what brought me here for the rant lol. People always doubt HG is real, including my doctor until I literally collapsed in the waiting room from the exhaustion of HG. Not to mention now if I am ever sick I have panic attacks because it reminds me of my pregnancy (I haven't had a baby since, couldn't even consider it!).

MsElleTow your poor ds, that sounds truly horrendous. I would take any amount of pain over being sick it is an awful feeling.

Mandy2003 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:46:49

I wondered why she was wearing such a "fat" dress in her last set of pictures - she must have lost weight in the last few weeks.

I wish her well, she must be feeling dire, and so worried.

McChristmasPants2012 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:56:40

it's one of the reasons why i would never have another child, DC1 was bad and i don't know if have a 2 year old and being pregnant was a reason why DC2 was even worse, but i couldn't risk it.

i have read about women who can not cope with HG any longer and end up aborting the baby

Pourquoimoi Mon 03-Dec-12 22:02:27

I agree it's most definitely not the same as morning sickness. I had hyperemisis and was in hospital on a drip for a few days when pregnant with DS2. A very unpleasant experience.

hermioneweasley Mon 03-Dec-12 22:05:09

I know first hand how serious HG is, but I have to admit my thought was, well she doesn't bloody do anything at the moment, so it's not like it will interfere with her life. Uncharitable I know. And of course, it might stop her getting her hair done 3 times a week.

DillyTante Mon 03-Dec-12 22:06:22

What pissed me off even more is the royal correspondent on R4 said "yes, and she was seen wearing high heeled boots on Friday". Er what the fuck? Why on earth is that relevant to anything? Because she is pg and shouldn't be wearing heels? No one reports:

"Yes and David Cameron was seen wearing a natty pair of brown brogues on Thursday"

Meglet Mon 03-Dec-12 22:07:39


I'm sitting on my hands on FB. HG is shitter than shit, and I got away lightly with medication and home bed rest.

BluelightsAndSirens Mon 03-Dec-12 22:12:58

I hope the press attention brings light too such a debilitating condition.

Tonight is the first I have heard of HG and that Kate is due a baby.

I hate it that people think because she is with money she is given better treatment, I had morning sickness and that bought me to my knees a few times and I'm also the same size as Kate, if she looses to much weight their is a risk to her baby.

I wish we could just support her like we do mainly on the boards here.

Bogeyface Mon 03-Dec-12 22:15:08

I had horrific MS in my 4th pg, I collapsed several times and was signed off work for 3 months, but it wasnt dx as HG. I cant imagine how bad that must be as I considered termination at one point, so HG must be beyond awful.

Can I ask one stupid Q though? I have been pg 14 times and had 6 go to term. I only got MS that badly once, when I had DC2, so based on my experience that every pg is different, can a woman who suffered HG in one pg not have it in another?

Presumably only women who had one non HG pregnancy followed by an HG would know, as I am sure that no one would want to have another HG pregnancy.

PinkFairyDust Mon 03-Dec-12 22:15:11

But how many woman are there on Mumsnet?
It's the most popular site for mums, therefore there will be alot more mums who have suffered on here, then just a group of your friends

Leave her alone, she is properly really worried and having to out a brave face on it for everyone else

roundtable Mon 03-Dec-12 22:18:46

Yanbu - hypermesis is what killed Charlotte Bronte . It's not a bit of sickness, it's potentially life threatening for woman and baby.

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