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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.

          • Sigi

            Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.

          • Diarrhea Hughes

            Jump in front of a speeding truck.

          • Sigi

            LOVE YOUR NAME !!!!!
            Oh man that’s HYSTERICAL – !
            LOL !

          • Sigi

            Ooooohhhhhhh so HARSH !!!!!!!!!!!!

            Too bad you believe WAITY’S B.S. or pretend to. The faker is never hospitalized. The faker is out and about doing things, not looking very sick. It’s an insult to women who really have HG, and I doubt you’re one of them. You’re a WAITY-BOT !!!!!!!!!!!! LOL !!!!!! Empathy is for women who actually ARE ill.

        • PennieP.

          Don’t be critical of Sigi because she speaks the truth about Katie.
          She’s lazy, ignorant and brutal about how she ( and William both) insults their 2 children at any public event they find opportunity.
          Just read the dumb things they both say… And they are “Patron’s of Mental illness “… Scarry Harry better get his behind evaluated QUICK, his judgement is horrible flawed. Just look who he’s dating.

  • Sigi

    Middleton is a complete fake and obviously never ill as is claimed. Gets around to parties and “fun”events,and vacations via air travel, especially as when {supposedly} pregnant with George. I suspect they still go away on vacations but they shut the press down and it’s not reported as it had been in the past. People were sick of hearing about her and Baldy going off to Mustique. She ought to seek help for her anorexia and lack of interest in any sort of work, as well as mental help for all her past history of exhibitionism and also the lying about the so-called “HG”. Or has it mainly been her PR team who floated the idea she has HG, and she just let the lie go on ?

    • PennieP.

      Hey! Sigi.. Yeah, imagine her getting tangled up in some pesky Charity.
      That would mean ~GASP ~ W O R K

      • Sigi

        Oh yes far better for WAITY to pretend “HG” illness unless it’s something fun or glamorous !!!!

    • Abbott

      So you’re her doctor? Grow up.

      • Sigi

        f%kkk off

      • PennieP.

        You don’t need a medical degree to realize that she’s lazy.

        • Abbott

          Goodness gracious.

          • PennieP.

            I’m neither good or gracious.

          • Sigi

            LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!! PENNIE YOU ARE THE FUNNIEST PERSON !!!!!!!!

          • PennieP.

            Sigi, I always enjoy making you laugh!!.
            Somehow, I see it as a compliment! Thank you!

          • Sigi

            Well thank you, it’ s a compliment for me too when you like my comments,
            🙂
            You are hysterical – !
            Really loved that “I’m neither good nor gracious” – ! Great sass there, they deserved it too ,
            🙂

          • Sigi

            Hey ABBOTT……… go get screwed.

        • Sigi

          LOL !

          • PennieP.

            Well??
            Really?

          • Sigi

            Yeah Abbott needs it I think – good luck to them !!!!!!! LOL

  • 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.

          • Sigi

            You project your own sh&t onto others as well as insist they aren’t worth your time – yet you’re so in love with me you keep writing these love letters. I guess my photo turned you on. Kissy, kissy ~!

            Memorable in life ?
            Look at you, sh&ttting yourself unless others suck up to the RF. Worry about yourself first, you pathetic thing. Go dust off your RF shrine. The only way you “matter” to yourself is drooling over a pack of useless parasites.

          • Ginger Hixson Kahl

            Oh so funny. Are you on the dole?

    • PennieP.

      Another child is NOT going to free her up for another Patronage.
      If I hear ” Patron ” again.. Well, as hard as this group claims they “work ” as being a Patron, all of Great Britain should be very well taken care of.
      Patron… Please!

      • Sigi

        ha ha ha ! Exactly !

      • Sigi

        Pennie I think “ginger” is whacked.

        • PennieP.

          Oh! My God.. I about died laughing… “Ginger “… I should have guessed..
          Thank you for the Wake up call!

          • Sigi

            She’s snorting something.

          • PennieP.

            Daymm.. So short, so to the point.
            That has to be the reason, because I doubt anyone lucid would ever think that way!!

          • Sigi

            She’s cray-cray !!!!!!

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