the news is out. kate middleton’s royal family is expanding again, and just like her last two pregnancies, even the royal treatment isn’t enough to keep sickness at bay. the dutchess is experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe case of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. isn’t that just regular morning sickness? nope. it’s actually a bit different. we’ll explain. what is hg? while nausea and vomiting can be common in early pregnancy, hyperemesis gravidarum, commonly referred to as hg, can last well into a woman’s second trimester and may persist throughout pregnancy. hg is characterized by… Read More

A diner. My friend’s house. Toys ‘R’ Us. What do these places have in common? They have the dubious distinction of all containing bathrooms in which I have thrown up at some point this week. Morning sickness is the worst. Okay, hyperemesis gravidarum (more commonly known as “what Duchess Kate had”) is actually the worst. But morning sickness is also terrible, not the least because its name is such a lie. Read More

About three-quarters of all pregnant women experience morning sickness, or nausea in pregnancy that may or may not be accompanied by vomiting. The fact that this pregnancy symptom is so common does not make it any easier to tolerate. Prenatal nausea can be a real nuisance that deflates some of the joy you may have felt upon learning you were pregnant. Read More

So you missed your period, peed on a stick, and got a positive result – yay!!! But, wait, what now??? Is the mild cramping you’re experiencing normal or a problem? What about your extremely tender breasts – is there anything you can do for that? And, oh that debilitating fatigue!! Read More

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