Kate suffering from Hyperemesis Garvidaum
Nausea induced by pregnancy is a normal sight and experience. Pregnant women are often struck by it. However what Kate Middleton, mother to be, is suffering from is extreme nausea that indicates hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) which less than 2% pregnant women around the globe suffer from. It often includes severe nausea and vomiting.
The main cause still not known
The main cause behind this condition is still largely unknown to the doctors. However, many factors have come to light that often lead to this condition in pregnant women. The main factors include slow digestion in pregnant ladies, increase in hormonal concentration of estrogen, progesterone and human chorionic gonadotropin.
HG causes dehydration
Even though most women suffering from this condition respond well to anti-nausea medication, Kate Middleton was rushed immediately to a hospital. "Kate Middleton is very thin and I bet that she has low blood pressure so if she got dehydrated she could pass out easily," said Dr. Ruth Ann Crystal, an obstetrician.
Hence there was a fear that excessive vomiting would result into a dearth of fluid inside Kate's body which is why her hospitalization was necessary. In an email explaining Kate's condition, Dr. Samantha Pfeifer, an associate professor of gynecology and obstetrics, said," I am sure her doctors are being cautious, but some women need hospitalization to prevent dehydration."
Anti-nausea drugs and IV to counter vomiting
To prevent the loss of fluid and resulting dehydration, Kate might be being given anti-nausea drugs. If even that fails to stop the vomiting, nutrition must be administered through IV.
Is Kate carrying a girl, a boy or twins?
Many are relating Kate's extreme nausea with the rumors of her carrying twins in her womb. However, extreme nausea is also possible in case the baby is a girl. But many argue that whatever the gender, pregnant women often suffer from extreme instances of nausea now and then.