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Just two days after Kate Middleton and Prince William announced that they were indeed expecting their first child together, British newspapers are still exploding with headlines regarding the royal baby.

While few speculated on the child’s gender, and whether or not Middleton is pregnant with twins, many focused on the Duchess of Cambridge’s hospitalization.

On Monday, Middleton, 30, was admitted to King Edward VII Hospital for hyperemesis gravidarum — a debilitating condition that comes in the form of severe vomiting and nausea.

“The Duchess was admitted this afternoon to King Edward VII Hospital in central London with hyperemesis gravidarum,” a statement from Clarence House read. “As the pregnancy is in its very early stages, Her Royal Highness is expected to stay in hospital for several days and will require a period of rest thereafter.”

Though Middleton’s condition is rare, it’s not serious or life-threatening to both the mother and child.

“One of the problems is that if the mother is vomiting all the time, it’s a problem for the mother and her child because she loses a lot of electrolytes,” Nurse Practitioner, OB/GYN Marcelle Pick told Celebuzz. “Now the good news is that most women actually stop vomiting after about 12 weeks. But for some people they continue to vomit after that time, so she has to be watched pretty carefully — and that’s why she’s in the hospital, to restore her electrolyte balance.”

“It’s very hard for the mother to always be feeling so nauseous that she can’t really eat,” she continued. “So, for many women, it’s really being careful about having lots of liquids — that you don’t combine foods and liquids. Oftentimes, using crackers in between meals can be helpful. And also ginger tea can be helpful, as well.”

On Monday evening, Middleton’s husband was spotted leaving the hospital after visiting his ailing wife.

Middleton has since cancelled her public appearances due to her recent hospitalization.

See how London’s Fleet Street ran with the story in the gallery — above.

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