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To not want a minute by minute account of Kate's pregnancy and little sympathy for her.

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babbas Mon 03-Dec-12 21:15:03

She's rich, she has all the support in the world and will have no cooking, cleaning, vocational work or responsibilities. I really really really do not want to have daily updates on her condition or her pregnancy for the next nine months! It's so typical of everything she stands for that they have already announced she will have to be on rest for the foreseeable future. As opposed to doing what exactly??!

My best friend had HG and lost a stone in 8 days. She went to hospital and was told to pull her herself together as most women had morning sickness. No time off work, no help whatsoever.

FanjoTimeMammariesAndWine Mon 03-Dec-12 21:16:15

Just because your friend was treated badly doesnt mean you should wish it on others. YABU

squeakytoy Mon 03-Dec-12 21:16:57

Was your best friend carrying the heir to the throne?


kim147 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:17:13

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mrskeithrichards Mon 03-Dec-12 21:17:37

Oh don't be so bloody bitter

OutragedAtThePriceOfFreddos Mon 03-Dec-12 21:17:43

The experience of your friend has nothing to do with Wills and Kate having their baby.

You can be pleased about the news of a new heir to the throne at the same time as being pissed off about maternity care.

nokidshere Mon 03-Dec-12 21:18:02

My best friend had HG and lost a stone in 8 days. She went to hospital and was told to pull her herself together as most women had morning sickness. No time off work, no help whatsoever.

I think that your friend just had a crap medical person!!! I was treated very well when I was constantly sick throughout my pregnancy. I was never told that I was being silly or to pull myself together.

As for Kate - it is what it is. Like all news you can choose to ignore it if you dont want to see it.

ImperialSantaKnickers Mon 03-Dec-12 21:18:12

Don't mix the person up with the role babbas.

Pancakeflipper Mon 03-Dec-12 21:18:39

Bit harsh Babbas.

I am not particulary looking forward to media updates (ooh look at that maternity dress !) etc but I certainly do have sympathy for any pregnant woman having a tough time of it. Money cannot buy you a healthy pregnancy.

MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Mon 03-Dec-12 21:18:40

Dont be so ridiculous.

Anyone with HG deserves sympathy. Its not her fault your friend had crap support from her doc.

I'm not exactly thrilled at the prospect of endless news stories on this but is there really any need to post such a spiteful thread?

expatinscotland Mon 03-Dec-12 21:18:46

I can't say I'm really bothered.

MrsChristmasVamos Mon 03-Dec-12 21:19:07

YABUnreasonable and unseasonable.

She is also very newly pregnant with her 1st baby and probably terrified. Have some empathy. She has no control over what the media report on.

Being pregnant can be a very scary, worrying time as well as a very happy time for some people.

MoreFrontThanBrighton Mon 03-Dec-12 21:19:14

I don't think being rich will make her feel any less shit as she vomits constantly.

degutastic Mon 03-Dec-12 21:20:00

* Please let the media just leave them alone until the birth. And I really hope the media just leaves her alone afterwards.*

Seconded - within reason, in that the country should be concerned to an extent with the wellbeing of the future heir to the throne, and in the non-invasive side of the media etc.

TwitchyTail Mon 03-Dec-12 21:20:22

I have sympathy for her currently as HG is utterly miserable. All the money in the world doesn't help when you've got your head stuck down the toilet all day. Your friend was treated badly and that is sad, but it doesn't mean that should be the norm for women.

But I too don't want to read minute by minute fawning accounts. It will be news again when the baby is born.

mellowcat Mon 03-Dec-12 21:20:30

I personally would hate to be ill and worried and in the media spotlight. They should be left in peace to get on with things.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Mon 03-Dec-12 21:20:31

It's hardly Kate's fault that the press will follow her, and report her every fart for the rest of her life. The poor thing will be scrutinised and photographed, and every pound in weight, or bite of food, or frown, will be reported round the world. Then after she gives birth, every aspect of their parenting will be discussed ad nauseum, and her weight and figure, and what she wears and so on forever.
I just wish her a safe and happy pregnancy, a beautiful healthy baby, and a bit of peace in which to raise it.

babbas Mon 03-Dec-12 21:21:43

Obviously I hope she recovers quickly. I don't wish HG on her or anyone. But please, it's hard to ignore when it's headline news everywhere!

HairyGrotter Mon 03-Dec-12 21:21:47

It's going to be a looooooong pregnancy, poor thing. I was miserable during pregnancy and I didn't have the media on my case (because I'm a nobody grin thankfully)

somuchslimmernow Mon 03-Dec-12 21:21:53

You dont want a minute by minute update about her pregnancy, yet you start a (spiteful) thread about her! Bizarre.

Northernlurker Mon 03-Dec-12 21:21:54

She does have responsibilities and in all probablity public engagements booke dthat may now be cancelled. I don't think we need to know about every second the pregnancy but I think saying you have no sympathy for a poorly pregnant woman is really vile actually. Why so bitter?
Your friend had terrible treatment btw. I hope you at least showed her some sympathy.

PuppyMonkey Mon 03-Dec-12 21:21:59

Was your friend carrying the heir to the throne? grin

HollyBerryBush Mon 03-Dec-12 21:22:04

iIn all my years I have only ever met one person with real HG that was hospitalised.

But they all collect on MN, amazingly well enough to get their heads off the pillow and out of the toilet bowl and keep typing updates about how ill they are. When I had MN (just plain old MN) it was a stuggle to keep afloat let alone broadcast continuously with the woe-is-me updates.

Less than 1/2 percent of pregnancies have HG - but they all post here.

PuppyMonkey Mon 03-Dec-12 21:23:07

That was me laughing at someone who said that earlier - not me laughing at me saying it. Iykwim

roooibos Mon 03-Dec-12 21:23:17

I have sympathy for the poor girl but....I'm bored of hearing about it already.

And you can spare me the royalist faux shock at me saying that! It's not da law to like the royals, you know!

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