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Duchess Kate Middleton’s Maternity Style

The whole world is anticipating the birth of a new royal as the Duchess of Cambridge is now only days away from the speculated due date of April 25. The son or daughter of William and Kate will be fourth in line to become king or queen, after Prince Charles, Prince William, and of course little Prince George.

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After going through some tough first few weeks of her pregnancy due to severe morning sickness, Kate has been glowing and looking stunning as ever. We love to see her at public appearances and for some reason, are fascinated by her style. Clothes that Kate has worn in the past have been sell-outs within hours, that’s how much of a style inspiration the Duchess has become to women everywhere. So, let’s take a look at Kate’s maternity style over the past 9 months:

duchess kate red dress

Even though there was no baby bump in sight in this outfit, Kate was glowing in this red dress – like only a pregnant woman can  during an appearance in late November last year. The fine jewellery and casual up-do give this outfit a modern twist.

duchess kate brown dress

In January, Kate proved that she can rock head-to-toe brown while visiting the Fostering Network in London.

duchess kate blue coat

This baby-blue coat Kate wore a few days later sent journalists into a frenzy, who saw it as a sign that she is pregnant with a boy  even though Kate and William had said that they chose not to know the sex of the baby.

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At 7 months pregnant, Kate still managed not to show too much of a bump in this short navy dress. The length probably would have been inappropriate without the black tights, but with those legs, we can’t blame the Duchess!

duchess kate blue polka dot dress

Looking oh-so-pretty in a black and white dress in March, Kate reminded us of the timelessness of polka dot dresses. The Duchess also opted for the same print when she stepped out of St. Mary’s hospital after giving birth to Prince George.

duchess kate pink coat

Pretty in Pink! For her last public appearance before going on maternity leave, Kate chose this bold, hot pink coat by Mulberry. A sign that it might be a girl after all?!

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April 16, 2015

Morning Sickness Hell For Kate… Again

You’ve probably already heard that everyone’s favorite royal, the Duchess of Cambridge, is expecting her second child. The Duchess revealed the happy news yesterday, after she pulled out of an event at Oxford University due to her acute morning sickness.

If you followed Kate’s first pregnancy, you may know she is no stranger to morning sickness. You may not know that this “morning sickness” is actually a rare but severe condition called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).

HG is thought to be a genetic illness, suffered by approximately three per cent of pregnant women. It causes constant vomiting during pregnancy and leads to dehydration, weight loss and a build up toxins in the blood and urine. Understandably, what is supposed to be one of the happiest experiences of motherhood, turns into months of physical torture.

Aussie mum of two and HG sufferer, Kirsty, will testify to that:

“It’s like a time warp, a parallel universe – time is going so slow. For me, it was weeks of permanent gastro. I vomited continuously – I couldn’t keep anything down,” she explains of her experience.

Kirsty describes the condition as a nightmare. While she forced herself to eat, keeping down liquids was near impossible. (Some women with HG struggle to swallow their own saliva without vomiting!) The constant loss of fluids and nutrients, meant Kirsty visited the hospital every week, often staying overnight or for up to three days.

However, despite not being able to drive a car or leave the house, Kirsty counts herself lucky. Unlike other sufferers of HG – whose symptoms can last for the entire pregnancy – Kirsty only endured 15 weeks of severe vomiting and gastro during each of her pregnancies.

Sadly, treatments for HG are few. Most medications aren’t recommended for pregnant women, therefore a healthy diet, vitamin supplements, and a good support system are often the best you can do. Some people suggest acupuncture or hypnosis, although neither of these techniques have proven results.

Like Kate, Kirsty went through hyperemesis through two pregnancies. Fortunately, both her children – like Prince George – were healthy, happy babies.

“There is light at the end of the tunnel. (Hyperemesis gravidarum) didn’t stop me from having a second child – and it obviously hasn’t stopped the Duchess either! It’s all worth it in the end,” says Kirsty.

Kate is allegedly eight weeks into her pregnancy. Our best wishes are with her and the baby.

Image via dailymail.co.uk

September 10, 2014

Kate Middleton Gives Birth To Baby Boy!

The Great Kate Wait it over! The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has given birth to a baby boy!

The Palace has confirmed that Kate, 31, gave birth to the little prince weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz. at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, also 31, was by her side.

Kate and the baby “are both doing well and will remain in hospital overnight,” reads the official statement. And the proud father Prince William said “we could not be happier.”

Kate went into labour just before 6am Monday London time (3pm Monday EST), and was taken from Kensington Palace where she lives with William, to St. Mary’s Hospital, a short drive away. Kate was in labour for just over 10 hours.

St. Mary’s is the same hospital where William and his brother Prince Harry, 28, were born.

The new arrival is third in line to the throne, following granddad Prince Charles, 64, and father William.

Congratulations to Kate and William! 

July 22, 2013