Kate Middleton Pregnant: Duchess Is Suffering From Hyperemesis Gravidarum Again, Might Skip Malta Trip

Kate Middleton is pregnant with her second child and she is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum once again. According to People Magazine, Duchess Kate’s severe morning sickness (which occurs more often than just in the morning) has prohibited her from doing every day things. Of course that means that Kate has had a hard time getting herself up and out the door to attend scheduled royal events. There is a trip to Malta coming up, and sources say that Kate’s doctors may advise her to stay home.

“Kate is said to be eager to go, and her staff members at Kensington Palace are giving her as much time as possible before a final decision is made about traveling to the Mediterranean island Saturday. They are carrying on with the planning for the visit, according to palace sources.”

Middleton had to be hospitalized when she was pregnant with Prince George because of Hyperemesis Gravidarum. She ended up getting really dehydrated because she couldn’t keep anything down, which was quite scary. This time, Kate is taking it easy, and she knows a bit more about what’s going on — and how to handle it. Of course she’s now going through this rough time with a toddler in the house, but she has plenty of help. According to the report, Kate’s mom Carole has been looking after her — and minding Prince George so that mom Kate can rest.

According to Hollywood Life, Kate has already missed a couple of engagements due to pregnancy sickness. The Duchess of Cambridge missed out on an event at Oxford University earlier this month. She later missed the Invictus opening game ceremony in London, and, as previously reported by The Inquisitr, she was too sick to attend Prince Harry’s 30th birthday bash, which ended up being canceled as a result.

Kate Middleton needs to rest as much as possible, until she’s able to live her day-to-day life without being ill. Caitlin Dean, author of Hyperemesis Gravidarum: A Definitive Guide, says that she will be surprised if doctors give the Duchess the green light on this Malta trip because it is in Kate’s best interest to rest.

“It’s hard enough being in a car with this condition. A major part of managing the condition is making sure you are able to rest, and even if you can do short periods of being up and about, you have to rest afterwards.”

Hopefully Duchess Kate will be feeling better in the coming weeks.

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