Kate Middleton Reveals Prince William Felt Helpless During Her Severe Morning Sickness

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From Cosmopolitan

  • Kate Middleton opened up about battling severe morning sickness during a recent podcast interview.
  • Kate said Prince William didn't feel like he "could do much to help."

Kate Middleton just gave the world's most candid interview to the Happy Mum, Happy Baby Podcast, where she opened up about her Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is a form of super severe morning sickness. “I got very bad morning sickness, so I’m not the happiest of pregnant people,” she said on the podcast, adding "Lots of people have it far, far worse, but it was definitely a challenge. Not just for me but also for your loved ones around you – and I think that’s the thing–being pregnant and having a newborn baby and things like that, impacts everybody in the family.”

Kate went on to talk about how her rough pregnancy impacted Prince William, saying “You know, William didn’t feel he could do much to help and it’s hard for everyone to see you suffering without actually being able to do anything about it.... I was really sick–I wasn’t eating the things I should be eating–but yet, the body was still able to take all the goodness from my body and to grow new life, which I think is fascinating.”

Kate said the experience did have its upsides, explaining, “It was through Hyperemesis that I really realized the power of the mind over the body because I really had to try everything and everything to try and help me through it." Apparently she turned to hypnobirthing, saying "There’s levels of it. I’m not going to say that William was standing there sort of, chanting sweet nothings at me. He definitely wasn’t! I didn’t even ask him about it, but it was just something I wanted to do for myself.”

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