Jeremy Olson writes about children and families, and is an overscheduled father of two. His blog tackles the best and worst of parenting, families, health and love. He wants to hear from you - what's going on in your house?

Hyperemesis gravidarum. You know, morning sickness ...

Posted by: Jeremy Olson Updated: December 7, 2012 - 1:22 PM

The occasion of a princess being hospitalized for severe morning sickness -- which brings about the risk of dehydration and other complications -- sure brought up a lot of jokes. Take a comment in a recent Gawker article on the hospital admission of pregnant Princess Kate Middleton:

"The Palace also reported that Kate was admitted to the hospital today with “hyperemesis gravidarum,” which is what they call regular old morning sickness when you are a princess."

Kinda funny. Of course, the crack is belittling to women who suffer from this condition and have such bad pregnancy-induced nausea that serious health problems are possible. But I digress. I'll let this CNN article on the condition and this first-person account of a husband with an ill wife do the explaining.

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