Kate Middleton Is Having Twins & Other Things Her Morning Sickness Could Mean

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Kate MiddletonWhile the initial pregnancy announcement from the royal couple was undoubtedly one of the most exciting things we've ever heard, it's hard not to be pretty concerned after hearing that Kate Middleton was hospitalized for acute morning sickness -- or hyperemesis gravidarum in medical terms.

Ugh. Don't you feel just awful for her? The poor Duchess should be smiling from ear-to-ear and accepting congrats and well wishes, but instead she's lying in a hospital bed hooked up to an IV and doing her best not to lose her lunch. (That must really suck.)

The unpleasant condition she has affects 2 percent of pregnant women, and while it supposedly isn't harmful to the baby, it's definitely no picnic for the mom-to-be.

And oh yeah, one more thing -- acute morning sickness may occur more often in women who are carrying twins.

Yes, twins -- as in there's a chance that having bad morning sickness could mean Kate is pregnant with twins instead of just one baby.

OMG. What should we do to celebrate? Should we have a party or invite all our friends over for a traditional afternoon tea with finger sandwiches and all kinds of other goodies?

Ok, ok, relax. I'm just kidding. (Sort of.)

It would be super amazing and over-the-top exciting if Kate and Prince William wind up with twin royal heirs, but let's not get ahead of ourselves, here.

I mean, she could be suffering from really bad morning sickness simply because she's pregnant and she's one of the unfortunate women who wind up praying to the porcelain god each morning.

And aside from that, morning sickness can also indicate other things besides a twin pregnancy.

Some say that it's a sign of a really healthy pregnancy and a decreased risk of miscarriage, which actually makes being sick as a dog a good thing.

There is also an old wives' tale that says those who have morning sickness are likely pregnant with a baby girl. (There may be some truth to this one. I had a boy and never felt nauseated or puked during my entire pregnancy. Not even once.)

Heck, there's even a study that says moms who experience morning sickness may go on to have smarter kids. (Annddd the final point goes to Kate Middleton.)

But whatever the reason for Kate developing such horrible morning sickness, hopefully she'll start feeling like herself again once she's past her first trimester. It would be such a shame if she spent most of her pregnancy holed up in the privacy of her own bathroom!

Do you think morning sickness can signal twins, a baby girl, or something else about the pregnancy?


Image via Pacific Coast News

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nonmember avatar S

Well it would be nice to educate yourself before writing bunch of BS

Badge83 Badge83

I had a hellish experience with HG, and I was pregnant with a singleton (baby girl). In the first 9 weeks, I lost 16 pounds, and went on to lose a total of 30 before hitting the 20 week mark. I can't stress how awful the ordeal was!! I was fortunate enough to work at a hospital with understanding bosses who let me spend more time in the ED infusing fluids than I did doing my job. I had to have a PICC line placed to receive IV nutrition and fats, electrolyte balances were way off, and oh! The best part! I nearly died of a septic kidney infection because I didn't "recognise" the symptoms associated with that until it was critical. That little incident landed me in ICU for a week.

Yes, I ultimately went on to have a very healthy and large 8lb baby girl--at 39 weeks--but I was still puking in the delivery room.

I wouldn't wish that experience upon my worst enemy, and I truly hope the Duchess receives the treatment and support she needs.

Bridg... Bridget1981

I can definitely feel for her.  With my fourth (a son - so doesn't matter if your pg with a boy or girl) I was hospitalised 3 times before the 20 wk mark because I had become so dehydrated.  It is horrible and I would not wish this on anybody.  Prayers that she gets better and does not suffer throughout the pregnancy.

Momin... MominPa74

I spent the entire 9 months with both my daughter's not venturing far from a toilet. Might be something there about girls. I'd also like to see a study done on HG and gallbladder issues. Had mine out when my baby girl (now 10) was 6 months old. I do hope she's one of the more normal cases and gets better after the first few months. I'm one of the unlucky ones that tossed my cookies all the way into the delivery room. Good luck to Kate :)

celes... celestegood

Well, I don't care if she's pregnant or what she's having.  I feel for any woman who deals with this condition during pregnancy.  Congratulations to them, no matter what they are having, how many there are, how they were concieved.

I hope their baby/babies are born healthy. 

biker... bikerchickmommy

I'm not sure how much that is entirely true. I only got sick twice during my entire pregnancy and that was in my second trimester and I had twin girls.

I feel for her and I hope she get better soon.

Katie Hesney Johnson

 I hope she starts feeling well soon and that the palace scales back her responsibilities a bit so she can recover. Catherine and William seem like they are normal, balanced, and I think they will make great parents. 

Get well soon, Duchess!

Carly Rau

i threw up all 9 months with a girl but there was only one! luckily my drs had put me on medication early so i was never hospitalized. those lil melting nausea tablets? amazing.

mrssh... mrsshelton_2

I had HG with both of my single pregnancies (girls). It started at 5 weeks and lasted up until the day I had them. Zofran (really awesome neusea medicine) was my best friend during those months. Oh, and my girls are almost 16 months apart, so I didn't get much of a break from being sick lol.

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