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Kate Middleton Pregnancy Watch: seeing Diana in Kate’s sickness

by | 21st, December 2012

KATE Middleton Pregnancy Watch day 20: Diana and more sickness:

Who’s laughing?

Germaine Greer, Brisbane Times : “Kate’s condition can kill, it’s no joke”

ON March 31, 1855, Charlotte Bronte died. She was 38 years old, married a mere nine months and she was pregnant. What killed her was probably the same disorder that is now afflicting the Duchess of Cambridge.

Probably.

Even common or garden morning sickness is no joke, especially if you’re trying to hold down a job at the time.

Kate’s boss is understanding, we hope.

It is typical of the skewed priorities of medical research that little effort is going into finding out why morning sickness happens and how to prevent it. Nor do we know why two or three in every thousand pregnant women will vomit themselves to dehydration. Fortunes are spent on finding ways to prolong the lives of the elderly rich; nothing is spent on helping young women to come through pregnancy fit enough to undertake the hardest job of their lives.

There has been research:

In the June issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, Samuel M. Flaxman and Paul W. Sherman report that NVP (for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, as morning sickness is known in medical terms) serves a beneficial function… Sherman and Flaxman believe their exhaustive analysis and synthesis of dozens of studies is the first to gather compelling evidence that morning sickness protects both the unborn and the mother-to-be.

“‘Morning sickness’ is a complete misnomer,” said Sherman, professor of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell and co-author of the report, “Morning Sickness: A Mechanism for Protecting Mother and Embryo.” “NVP doesn’t occur just in the morning,” he said, “but at any time during the waking hours, and it’s not a sickness in the pathological sense. We should change the name to wellness insurance.”

Anne Matthews of the University in Dublin.

“We were also unable to obtain much information about whether these treatments are actually making a difference to women’s quality of life. Despite the wealth of different treatments available, it is not possible currently to identify with confidence any safe and effective interventions for nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy,” she said.According to Gordon Gallup, a SUNY-Albany psychologist, the best way to cure morning sickness when you’re pregnant is by ingesting what made you sick in the first place: semen.

And :

According to Gordon Gallup, a SUNY-Albany psychologist, the best way to cure morning sickness when you’re pregnant is by ingesting what made you sick in the first place: semen.

The HER Foundation aims to cure Hyperemesis Gravidarum:

Currently, the HER Foundation is collaborating with UCLA to study the Genetics of Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG). This team of dedicated HG researchers needs help from both those who did and did not have HG. To date, our experts have published nearly two dozen articles, presentations, and studies on HG.

So. There is research. Lots of it.

Eating

Perez Hilton : “Kate Middleton Indulges In Pregnancy Cravings At Royal Family Christmas Lunch”

Kate eats corgi!

Diana – she’s back!

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