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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.

roooibos Mon 03-Dec-12 21:33:39

Oh quit with the naughty hand slapping, snowballs!

Pickles101 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:34:09

YAB a bit U towards Kate (personally I just don't give a crap), but I sympathise with your poor friend.
Although, I read this quote earlier, "couple forced to reveal pregnancy early because Kate is hospitalised" and I feel like that is most likely total bullshit

ChickensHaveNoEyebrows Mon 03-Dec-12 21:34:11

I'm not pregnant now Holly. When I was, I couldn't have posted on MN. I was too busy trying not to vomit up all my internal organs. In the hospital. MN has a huge membership, it makes perfect sense that some of us would have suffered with HG. I have only met 2 other people in RL with HG.

TigerFeet Mon 03-Dec-12 21:34:12

I had to tell rl people, including work, that I was pregnant at around 7 weeks because I was almost completely incapacitated. I wasn't happy about it but couldn't come up with a plausible reason as to why I had to drive with a plastic bag in my lap, had to stop and be sick in the gutter in public, had to take weeks at a time off work etc etc. I'd have hated to have had to include the entire world's press in the list of people who had to know what was going on.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Mon 03-Dec-12 21:34:42

Is this weeks theme for MN "A total lack of sympathy for"...? Three threads so far today! confused

Northernlurker Mon 03-Dec-12 21:34:45

Hollyberrybush - why not say it plain? You think every nearly every woman on Mnet with HG is attention seeking do you? Thank your lucky stars they aren't close enough to vomit in your shoes. Then you'd know how genuine they are alright.

Sympathy is the only appropriate response to news of morning sickness. Anything else is just cruel and rude.

HumphreyCobbler Mon 03-Dec-12 21:35:24

I know about three people who had it. It is not that rare.

HoneyDragon Mon 03-Dec-12 21:35:41

Wow....thrilled that so many people on this threads are experts on HG based on knowing ONE person in there lives who was really ill and knew exactly what that ONE person was doing every hour for the 9 months of their pg hmm

Arthurfowlersallotment Mon 03-Dec-12 21:36:30

I had HG, but I didn't post on MN as I was too busy puking. It's also fucked my tooth enamel. The intermittent waves of greasy nausea I had for the entire third trimester was positively joyous in comparison.

So I feel sorry for her.

BendyBobsBrusselsSprouts Mon 03-Dec-12 21:36:35

Blimey I had it. I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. At least I could throw up in peace. Poor Kate will have cameras trying to catch her feeling greensad Daily updates are inevitable. I'm sure there will be many times to come she'd prefer not to have to share this with the whole world too, good and bad bits.

You're right in that she'll be well treated and doesn't have all the mundane stuff to cope with ordinary people do. But I bet there are downsides and anyway some people live privileged lives. Being bitter about them won't change that and they seem basically decent people who haven't hurt anyone and are trying to modernise the monarchy.

Pantofino Mon 03-Dec-12 21:37:40

I spent weeks on the ante-natal ward with many women suffering HG, SPD, pre-eclampsia, incompetent cervix etc etc. It was a lesson to me that not everyone goes through pregnancy "glowing"'

BluelightsAndSirens Mon 03-Dec-12 21:38:25

How lovely. Another women, soon to be mother is suffering and because she is fortunate to have more than most/many you cba to have any sympathy for her!

AllSnowballsAndNoKnickers Mon 03-Dec-12 21:38:27

Well said Bendy

TigerFeet Mon 03-Dec-12 21:39:41

*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.*

Is it really so difficult to understand why someone who is having a hideous time would look online to find others in the same boat? There was a HG support thread on here when I was pg which was a lifeline, due to the fact that it wasn't full of people who assumed we were moaning because we felt a lickle bit poorly.

babbas Mon 03-Dec-12 21:40:30

My first aibu post. Scary stuff!!! Off back to the Food board!!

kim147 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:40:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

harryhausen Mon 03-Dec-12 21:40:49

Not much to add, but just wanted to say that yes Kate has no money worried but she def isn't overly pampered.

I come from Anglesey and my cousin has seen her a few times in Waitrosegrin. Kate and William also went to see Skyfall in Llandudno without any fuss or huge entourage.

I don't particularly want to know her every pregnant move, but it's easy to ignore. Poor woman must feel god awful, and I feel really bad for them that they've had to announce it early. That would worry me.

Harsh OP.

Mu1berries Mon 03-Dec-12 21:42:41

I don't feel any worse for her than anybody else, but still it's no picnic is it!?

royal or not, if you get a cracking headache you still can't take two nurofen and a paracetomol chaser ...

PinkFairyDust Mon 03-Dec-12 21:42:45

Pointless posh bint having baby with pointless posh twit to further the family line of a bunch of pointless inbreds

Seriously?!! Sounds like green eyes monster to me!

Leave Kate alone, she is no doubt scared and I doubt they wanted to tell anyone apart from family but were forced too due to her being in hospital.

slartybartfast Mon 03-Dec-12 21:42:59

actually i also feel sorry for her regarding the press intrusion. brief look on the sky news website to see all the media vans and whatnot.
my god

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

I feel really sorry for her.

I still have severe SPD 16+ years after DS2 was born. If she developed that, I wouldn't think, "tough shit, you've got more money than me and better health care" I'd have every sympathy for her!

lunar1 Mon 03-Dec-12 21:43:15

Wow your nasty, i had it for my entire first pregnancy. I have every sympathy for anyone suffering from this condition. part of me hopes that with Kate having it she might help in the future with her charity work to improve treatment for all women suffering from this.

GwendolineMaryLacedwithBrandy Mon 03-Dec-12 21:43:25

What a load of bollocks is being spouted on here tonight.

Do you really think that carrying the heir, being waited on hand and foot blah blah makes one shite of difference to how grim she is feeling if it is HG? Do you think it makes her less shit scared about the whole thing than any other first time mother?

HollyBerryBush Mon 03-Dec-12 21:45:07

Ah grin I love this forum, all it's sisterly togetherness. When in fact it is anything but.

The sanctimonious jealousy that pervades, creepings it's dark fingers round is just amazing to watch.

She's prettier than you
She's better educated than you
She's married better than you (the fact shes married is a bonus TBH)
She's happier than you

and the knives come out.

Mu1berries Mon 03-Dec-12 21:45:54

and if she posted anonymously on mn she'd get sympathy. so therefore, in the future, before giving anybody any sympathy are we going to say hang on wait are your 1) rich? 2) famous? 3) working full time or part time wink

jayzuss, i'm irish and i'll hold her bucket (not for long like coz i'm busy you know) but good luck to her. hated being pregnant. the headaches, omg the headaches. 9 months of headaches, TWICE

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