The Duchess of Cambridge appears to be beaming with pride and joy during every royal outing since announcing her pregnancy. Day in and day out, her baby bump grows, bringing her little one so much closer to her arms. While Kate emulates an easy and smooth pregnancy, it’s actually been anything but.
Kate has already had two healthy children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 3. In mid-April, she will welcome her third.
Already, reports have speculated that William and Kate will most likely try for a fourth child. Many think that because William will be the future king, Kate will want to follow in Queen Elizabeth’s footsteps and have four children.
It’s no secret that she adores children and loves her family, but there is one very significant reason why Kate might not have a fourth child, and it’s not for any reason that you’d ever expect.
Kate suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum quite severely during her pregnancy. Hyperemesis gravidarum is an extreme type of nausea and vomiting that occurs during only pregnancy. Kate has suffered tremendously during each of her three pregnancies.
Morning sickness and passive nausea may be common during pregnancies, but Hyperemesis gravidarum is very rare and only diagnosed by a doctor.
Symptoms include severe nausea, fainting, extreme dizziness, persistent vomiting. The vomiting will lead to severe dehydration which then affects both the mother and the child. Morning sickness is one trial during pregnancy, but hyperemesis gravidarum is an entirely different beast to conquer.
Kate and William lead extremely busy lives, and when they’re not on the go, their roles still require immense mental and emotional investments. They are rarely rested in Kate’s case, rest is absolutely necessary for both the baby and the child.
William and Kate quite enjoy their family, but they know that their health and their children’s health is the most important priority. In a story covered by Express, William was believed to have been highly concerned for Kate, specifically during this third pregnancy. While she has seen him out on several royal outings, he was one of the main influences for her ending her royal outings one month before her due date.
Kate has been advised by her doctor, royal advisors, and husband to spend the next weeks getting as much rest as she can. The only thing on the calendar from now until she gives birth is rest, and that’s all she needs. Her taking time off is great for herself, the baby, and William.