Last modified: August 2, 2019
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Rumors of Kate Middleton being pregnant again are rich among royal fans. Multiple sources have fueled the rumors, since Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge has stepped away from the public eye recently.
There has been no official pregnant news from Kate Middleton or her husband Prince William yet. However, fans of theworld’s favorite royal couple have taken to social media to find out the truth.
Kate Middleton’s Morning Sickness Back and a Sign of Her Being Pregnant
Kate Middleton did suffer from extreme morning sickness, or hyperemesis gravidarum, during her first pregnancy with Prince George. This could be why she has missed a few public appearances and charity events.
Dr. Jennifer Ashton, OBGYN and contributor to ABC News told media outlets, “Although every pregnancy is different, having hyperemesis gravidarum during one pregnancy may make a woman more likely to have it in subsequent pregnancies.”
And the future times being pregnant with severe morning sickness could be worse in following pregnancies. “Sometimes subsequent pregnancies have it starting sooner, lasting longer and being more severe,” Dr. Ashton explained.
There are 6 Million Births Per Year in the U.S. and Pregnancy Issues are Common
Kate Middleton may be experiencing extreme morning sickness in a potential pregnancy. But pregnant women also should be concerned with a number of pregnancy issues.
Here are a few pregnancy statistics all women should know, royal or otherwise:
- 60 million women are in their childbearing years (ages 15 to 44).
- 14.5 percent of women trying to get pregnant experience complications.
- 47 percent of pregnancies are unplanned.
- 10 percent of women experience infertility issues.
- 11 percent of women experience postpartum depression.
- There are nearly 2 million pregnancy losses.
- 600,000 women experience a miscarriage in pregnancy.
- There are 64,000 ectopic pregnancies.
- 7.7 percent of pregnancies end in premature births.
Royal Pregnant Tips Every Woman Needs To Know
If you are pregnant, you may be wondering how the royals handle pregnancy. Kate Middleton is certainly popular, but will experience the same problems all women do during pregnancy.
1. Write Out a Royal Birth Plan
A birth plan is certainly something Kate Middleton and other pregnant women have done. Your birth plan should outline your wishes and who should be present for the magical moment.
A few pregnant essentials to consider include:
- Clothing you want to wear before and after. Royal fashion?
- Medical procedures you don’t want (epidural).
- Who do you want in the delivery room?
- Music? Photos?
- What is the plan if there are complications?
2. Stop Doing Household Chores When Pregnant
Well, maybe not all of them. Staying active during pregnancy is recommended by most doctors, according to the American Pregnancy Association. It simply depends on how you and your baby are doing while pregnant.
The following are household chores you should stop doing:
- No more heavy lifting.
- No more step stools or climbing ladders.
- Do not change your kitty litter box (avoid toxoplasmosis).
- Don’t use harsh cleaning chemicals.
- No more long periods of standing over a hot stove.
3.Maintain a Royal Weight While Pregnant
Kate Middleton always appeared in the height of fashion while pregnant with her first two children. And looking good serves two purposes. Maintaining a healthy weight can reduce your risk for gestational diabetes, depression, and postpartum depression.
Here are gestational diabetes facts every woman should know:
- 9.2 percent of pregnant women will experience gestational diabetes.
- 70 to 80 percent of women with gestational diabetes will develop type II diabetes.
- Women 35 and older are at extreme risk.
- Depression has been linked to gestational diabetes.
Whether Kate Middleton is pregnant or not, you should begin thinking about your future pregnancy and make a plan. It will ensure the health of you and your baby. Talk to an OBGYN today, or talk to a doctor online to get your pregnancy issues answered.
Submitted by Dr. Richard Honaker: http://www.independentmedicalexaminer.com/IME-Directory/Virginia/Dr-Richard-A-Honaker-MD.asp
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