How Serious Is Kate's Condition?

The Duchess of Cambridge has spent the night after being admitted with severe morning sickness yesterday. A Derbyshire mother speaks of the problems it causes.

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What is severe pregnancy sickness?

Some of the effects of acute morning sickness include:

  • Severe vomiting which means the woman cannot keep food or liquid down.
  • Sickness which lasts for the first three months
  • Dehydration and weight loss
  • The illness affects 3.5 people per 1,000 women
  • It can cause the woman to vomit blood
  • Other symptoms include severe nausea, low blood pressure and fast heart rate, headaches, lethargy or confusion.

More on this on the ITV National site.

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