Kate Middleton's Pregnancy Complication: Duchess Of Cambridge Explains How To Deal With Morning Sickness

The Duchess of Cambridge joined an episode of the # 5BigQuestions poll titled 'Happy Mom, Happy Baby' where she shared her pregnancy complication.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Feb 17, 2020Updated at: Feb 17, 2020
Kate Middleton's Pregnancy Complication: Duchess Of Cambridge Explains How To Deal With Morning Sickness

The very well-known, Kate Middleton is the daughter-in-law of the British royal family, whose husband, Prince William, is the Duke of Cambridge. Kate Middleton and husband Prince William are parents to 3 children and recently Middleton shared a few things about her pregnancy. Kate Middleton said that during each of her pregnancies (even though she looked happy on camera) she was going through the same conditions that every ordinary woman feels during pregnancy. Though, she performed royal duties with a smile on her face. But in reality, she was upset and unhappy about many things happening in pregnancy.

The Duchess of Cambridge suffered from Hyperemesis Gravidarum during her pregnancy, which causes severe nausea, vomiting, and often weight loss and hydration in pregnancy complications. Kate Middleton recalled her pregnancy experiences in one of her interview 'Happy Mom, Happy Baby' podcast, stating that "I am not one of the happiest pregnant women,  among all."

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Today The Duchess of Cambridge has taken her UK-wide #5BigQuestions survey to Northern Ireland and Scotland, starting with a visit to @TheArkOpenFarm in County Down, Northern Ireland. The #5BigQuestions Survey aims to spark a national conversation on the early years that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come – visit the link in our bio to fill out the survey. At the farm The Duchess spoke with local parents and grandparents about their experiences of raising young children, and their thoughts on the early years. What we experience in our earliest years – from in the womb to the age of five – is instrumental in shaping our future lives. The Duchess has spent time meeting families across the country and hearing about the issues they face, in addition to speaking with academics, experts, organisations and practitioners. The ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes. Photos © Kensington Palace

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Kate Middleton reported that during the pregnancy of her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, she was hospitalized several times. She said that it was a challenge not only for her but also for his loved ones. Her husband William was not able to help her much during this time (while he wanted to help). In common language, Hyperemesis gravidarum is also known as morning sickness in pregnancy.

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🎙️ The Duchess of Cambridge has joined @MrsGiFletcher for an episode of the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast to talk about her landmark #5BigQuestions survey. On the special episode of ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’, released on Saturday, 15th February at 1600 GMT The Duchess and Giovanna discuss the importance of the early years, their shared experiences as mothers to three children, and The Duchess’s ‘5 Big Questions on the Under fives’ survey. It’s not too late to have your say in the biggest national conversation on the early years — visit the link in our bio to complete the survey 📋 and help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come.

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According to Kate Middleton, "It was through the hyperemesis that I realized the power of the mind over the body." According to Parents.com, Hyperemesis is a childbirth education course, which emphasizes natural childbirth and teaches self-hypnosis techniques to deal with fear and pain during labor. Expanding on her experience, the Duchess clarified, "It has many levels. Whether meditating or taking deep breaths, it was making it easier to use hypnosis techniques. I realized that this was something I could keep under control, I think, that helped me during delivery."

Also, Read 5 Things No One Tells You About Labour And Childbirth



Hypnobirthing is a very simple way to help women prepare for a positive birth. This means that any birth can be a hypnobirthing, as long as the mother feels that everything is normal (all is well). These classes will teach you how to relax during pregnancy using a few different methods.

This includes some things like:

  • Breathing techniques
  • Master technology
  • Listening or reading a meditation recording
  • Visualizing (Taking positive help of various other tools)

The second part focuses on birth. The basis of hypnosis is that fear during birth can lead to all kinds of problems, so classes try to overcome these fears with knowledge. We know that we are often afraid of the unknown, and childbirth is one of the subjects that remains quite mysterious. Therefore, in this way, women are helped to go through a simple pregnancy.

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