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True Story: My Wife Has Hyperemesis Gravidarum, The Same Acute Morning Sickness As Kate Middleton

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Given the Gawker mandate to be glib and ruthless, whether or not they know what they’re talking about, I won’t pretend to be shocked by a dashed-off remark in Monday’s post on Kate Middleton’s pregnancy:

The Palace also reported that Kate was admitted to the hospital today with “hyperemesis gravidarum,” which is what they call regular old morning sickness when you are a princess.

Nor, for more or less the same reasons, was it surprising to watch the ladies of “The View” dismiss the duchess’s condition with a flurry of bubbly interruptions, ignoring a nurse’s earnest response to Barbara Walters’ half-hearted question about whether HG is serious: “It can be,” the nurse said sheepishly. (In an open letter to the duchess, HG sufferer Betsy Shaw gives Kate “permission to slap” Walters.)

I have no idea whether Kate has HG or not. But the fact remains that it can be a brutal, crippling condition that goes largely ignored and untreated, partly due to its overlap with ordinary pregnancy sickness and partly to our attitude toward suffering and the suffering of pregnant women in particular. As Atul Gawande noted in an indispensable 1999 New Yorker piece on nausea and vomiting, “A surprising number of doctors still believe in the discredited Freudian theory that hyperemesis is due to an unconscious rejection of pregnancy.” Little seems to have changed since the last century — or the one before, for that matter. Keep reading »

What Life Will Look Like For Royal Baby

Royal-watchers are ravenous for news about the forthcoming progeny of Prince William and wife Kate, so E! and other sites take a look at what life will be like for the soon-to-be third in line to the British throne:

  • He or she will be welcomed with tolling bells, cannons, and bonfires. Yes, really.
  • His or her last name will be the same as William’s. Which is Mountbatten-Windsor, for those not in the know.
  • If she’s a girl, her name will probably include “Diana.” But it most likely won’t be her first name, just one of many, the Atlantic Wire points out. Europe’s largest betting firm is already taking bets, reports People. Read more…

12 Dos & Don’ts Of … Pregnancy Fashion (Just For Kate Middleton!)

The Duchess of Cambridge and I haven’t always seen eye to eye when it comes to fashion, but I’ve come to respect her more subdued style — and I understand that she’s got to rep for England, the Queen and British designers, so she’s got to be a bit more conservative than I normally like.

Now that she’s preggers, she’s going to have a whole new bunch of wardrobe challenges to contend with. That’s why we’ve assembled this collection of maternity-wear dos and don’ts, especially for the princess.

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Kate Middleton Was Hospitalized With “Acute” Morning Sickness

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  • Kate Middleton is less than 12 weeks into her pregnancy and already suffering from “hyperemesis gravidarum,” an acute type of morning sickness characterized by constant, severe nausea and vomiting. Poor thing! [People, US Weekly]
  • In other royal belly news, Kate’s fetus is tweeting from the womb. [Socialite Life]
  • A former pilot who worked for John Travolta has filed a lawsuit against the actor after claiming he’s been harassed by Travolta’s lawyers for blabbing about their sex life. Doug Gotterba said the two had a “steamy affair” during the 1980s and denies that he ever signed a confidentiality agreement preventing him from speaking to the press. [Queerty, TMZ]

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Kate Middleton Is Pregnant, Buckingham Palace Has Confirmed!

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Hooray! Kate Middleton is pregnant! Buckingham Palace confirmed that Prince William and Duchess Catherine are expecting, after months of tongue-wagging every time she wore a baggy dress, wouldn’t eat peanuts, or sipped a glass of water. The confirmation came after Kate Middleton was admitted to a London hospital this morning for severe morning sickness. Aw, even princesses get the pukes when they’re knocked up. The palace confirmed Kate will stay in the hospital for several days. The new baby will be the first grandkid for both the royal family and the Middletons and will be third in line for the throne, regardless of his or her gender, after Prince Charles and Prince William. Congrats, Will and Kate. (Um, what do British people say in moments of celebration?) Cheers! Pip Pip! Tally ho! [The Today Show] [Image: Getty] Keep reading »

Kate Middleton Cut Her Hair And This Is News, Apparently

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  • Kate Middleton has a new haircut, which I described to Rachel as “kinda floppy bangs” and pronounced it as weird-looking. Rachel thinks the new ‘do looks rad, though. You can weigh in on this serious matter in the comments if you have strong opinions. [Socialite Life]
  • Lisa Robin Kelly, the actress who played the older sister Laurie Forman on “That ’70s Show,” has been arrested (again) for alleged domestic violence. [Perez Hilton]
  • Carnival Cruise Lines does not seem to understand that you gotta let drag queens wear drag, especially on something called “Drag Queens At Sea.” [New Now Next]

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