Pregnant Kate Middleton is ‘Getting Better,’ Palace Says

By: / December 4, 2012

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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, is “continuing to feel better,” St James’s Palace said on Tuesday night — less than 24 hours after it was revealed she and the Duke of Cambridge are expecting their first child.

The statement from the Palace came shortly after the Duke of Cambridge, 30, left the King Edward VII private hospital where Kate is spending a second night being treated for a severe form of morning sickness. Sources told The Mail the Duchess, 30, is responding well to treatment.

“The Duchess of Cambridge is continuing to feel better,” a spokesperson said.

“She and the Duke are immensely grateful for the good wishes they have received. She will remain in hospital at present and will continue to be treated for Hyperemesis Gravidarum.”

Prince William left the hospital late on Tuesday looking relieved, in contrast to his arrival at the hospital earlier in the day when he appeared worried.

As Celebuzz previously reported, Hyperemesis Gravidarum is “acute” type of morning sickness.

“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.”

The Queen’s former gynecologist Marcus Setchell, who delivered the Countess of Wessex’s two children, is reported to be treating her.

Watch video of William arriving at the hospital, earlier Tuesday, below.

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