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Opinion: The Duchess of Cambridge should take up a patronage related to Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Royal Central’s Europe Editor, Brittani Barger, explains why she thinks the Duchess of Cambridge should take up a patronage related to Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s struggle with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) has been well documented. It forced her to reveal her three pregnancies with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and now baby number three earlier than the usual period of waiting until the crucial 12-week mark. With Prince George, she was even hospitalised for a time to help her recover. During her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte and current pregnancy, she was able to be cared for from the comfort of home at Kensington Palace.

What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum? It is severe morning sickness with nausea and vomiting that can lead to severe dehydration and weight loss (up to 5% of the woman’s pre-pregnancy weight). It is a debilitating illness that can lead to hospitalisation to receive IVs and medication. 

Since Catherine has suffered now three times with this debilitating condition, I think it would be an excellent cause for her to take up. She would be able to relate to the other women suffering from HG and be able to provide support to them by telling her story.

A good patronage for Her Royal Highness to take up would be with Pregnancy Sickness Support which works directly “to improve care, treatment and support for women suffering from Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy (NVP) and the severe form of the condition; Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG),” according to their official website. Since this is directly tied to a condition she too suffered from, it would be a great way to show support to other women who have and are going through a similar situation.

You can learn more about them at their website, here.

After doing a bit of research, as far as I’m aware there are currently no royals working in support of this particular organisation or the topic. Would it not be great for the Duchess to lend her support to the cause as she also suffered from the condition?

We want to hear from our readers. Do you think the Duchess of Cambridge should take up a patronage related to HG? Let us know in the comments below.

  • Lady Martha

    I believe those women with hyperemesis gravidarium would feel cared for, affirmed and greatly loved if Catherine were to patronize such an organization. Perhaps the resulting greater awareness would help physicians and researchers to find even more effective treatments and perhaps an ultimate cure.

    • Sigi

      You moron. Waity obviously NEVER had “HG” in her life. Women who do have it are gravely ill a great deal of the time and often hospitalized.
      But the flasher was hospitalized once, and likely from excess gas, while “expecting” George.
      She took trips and vacations, traveled n planes,went to any party but always excused herself from anything resembling “work”. Her illness is laziness and lying and nothing else.

      • Susan Whitfield Edwards

        I suffered with HG severely during my first pregnancy – I was ill until the day the baby was born. Yes, it was horrible. But yes, I did manage to attend my best friend’s wedding, take a brief holiday, and attend several dinners as needed. That does not mean I wasn’t very ill. It means I paced myself, had good medical care, and tried hard to not become a complete hermit. I also rested a LOT, and ultimately I threw up a lot.

        I am sorry that your dislike of Catherine is clouding your judgement. HG is difficult, but with proper care it is not totally debilitating. I hope you realize how rude and ignorant you sound, and that you stop letting your personal prejudice over ride your ability to show empathy.

        • Sigi

          Oh COME ON we all know you’re a royalist troll / butt kisser so don’t ply me with the sob story.

          CATHERINE ? WHO ? Ohhhhhh !!!!!! THE FLASHER ! Yes I know who WAITY is. Emma Sayle’s good friend. Waity came from the gutter,apparently.

          • Susan Whitfield Edwards

            Not a Royalist troll, though I would prefer that to ignorant mean person. Just a woman who suffered from HG and has empathy.

          • Ricky

            Susan, there’s no point engaging someone like Sigi. Her only purpose is to sow discord and scatter insults against people she knows nothing about, but pretends to.

            Feeding cookies to trolls only encourages them, and they’re unworthy of your time and energies.

          • PennieP.

            Why must you come on a site, specifically “Royal Central ” on an article about the ‘Duchess ‘ and slam other posters?
            This comment section is for opinions and view points about The Royal Family.
            Until they run an article about SIGI, why must she be the focus of your concerns?
            Pick, pick, pick… Especially when there are so many in the House of Windsor to choose from that are definitely far more flawed than SIGI… Let’s talk… Ummm, Harry, for example…. Or Charles, the human tampon and his gin- soaked bride…

  • Ginger Hixson Kahl

    Not sure what to say in face of the rabid hate of some. I would suggest not following the royal family if it causes such angina. I was going to say let her have the child before we give her more patronage. Might be a good choice of charity.

    • Sigi

      I’d say in your face that you’re wasting your time.

      • Ginger Hixson Kahl

        Ha ha. With you I guess I am.

        • Sigi

          I’m stunned – you actually UNDERSTOOD something
          there, troll face. Good job !

          That means you can shut up now unless you REALLY enjoy wasting your time.

          • Ginger Hixson Kahl

            I have nothing but time as the world turns and we all circle the drain counter clockwise as we try to delay the inevitable slide into oblivion. Was it a bad childhood that makes you feel entitled to call others names? Perhaps it’s your deep desire to matter in this world? Lack of accomplishing anything memorable in this life.

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