Duchess Kate has rare morning sickness


Uploaded by WTNH on 04.12.2012

Transcript:
IN HEALTH NEWS -- THE ROYAL
ANNOUNCEMENT THAT PRINCE
WILLIAM AND HIS WIFE KATE ARE
EXPECTING -- IS RAISING
AWARENESS OF A LITTLE KNOWN
CONDITION. THE DUCHESS
OF CAMBRIDGE IS ONE OUT OF TWO
HUNDRED PREGNANT WOMEN --
COPING WITH EXTREMELY SEVERE
MORNING SICKNESS. NEWS 8
MEDICAL REPORTER JOCELYN
MAMINTA FOUND OUT MORE ABOUT
IT. SONIA-DARREN -- IT'S A
PREGNANCY CONDITION -- WE
DON'T HEAR ABOUT THAT OFTEN.
IT'S NOT THAT COMMON AMONG
PREGNANT WOMEN. SO I WENT TO
THE EXPERTS TO FIND OUT MORE
-- ABOUT HYPER-EMESIS
GRAVIDERUM.
IT'S DAY 2 IN THE HOSPITAL
FOR THE DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE,
THE FORMER KATE MIDDLETON --
PREGNANT WITH A FUTURE HEIR TO
THE BRITISH THRONE. LESS
THAN 12 WEEKS INTO HER
PREGNANCY -- SHE'S BATTLING
WHAT'S CALLED HYPEREMESIS
GRAVIDERUM. "FOR MOST
PATIENTS, IT MEANS UNABLE TO
STAY HYDRATED." DR. JOSHUA
COPEL AT YALE SCHOOL OF
MEDICINE -- SPECIALIZES IN
HIGH RISK PREGNANCIES.
SEVERE NAUSEA AND VOMITTING
ARE COMMON SYMPTOMS - AND CAN
LEAD TO DEHYDRATION IN THE
FIRST TRIMESTER. CAUSES
INCLUDE -- A MULTIPLE BIRTH--
"MOST OF THE TIME WHEN IT
HAPPENS- ITS ONE BABY." AND AN
OVERACTIVE THYROID. "WE
WILL ROUTINELY AS A FIRST STEP
IF WE THINK SOMEBODY HAS
HYPEREMESIS, WE WILL BE
CHECKING THEM WITH AN
ULTRASOUND AND TO MAKE SURE
THERE IS ONLY ONE AND TO BE
SURE THE PLACENTA LOOKS NORMAL
AND OFTEN CHECK THYROID
FUNCTION." LESS THAN ONE
PERCENT OF PREGNANT WOMEN --
REQUIRE HOSPITAL TREATMENT --
AND ARE EASILY MANAGED. "SHE
WOULD BE GETTING FIRST
INTRAVENOUS FLUIDS, JUST
SALINE SOLUTION WITH SOME
SUGAR, AFTER A NUMBER OF DAYS
WE WOULD CONSIDER
TRANSITIONING OVER TO
INTRAVENOUS FEEDINGS, WHICH
MEANS A DIFFERENT TYPE OF
INTRAVANEOUS LINES BEING IN
PLACE." DR. COPEL POINTS OUT
THE BABY IS NOT IN ANY DANGER
AT THIS EARLY STAGE. "ITS
PRETTY SMALL, VERY TINY AT
THIS POINT IN PREGANCY. IT
DOES NOT NEED A LOT OF
NUTRITION."DR. ANTONETTE DULAY
IS NOW 36 WEEKS PREGNANT --
BUT REMEMBERS HER FIRST
TRIMESTER. "I WOULD WAKE UP
IN THE MORNING, REALLY WITH
THAT FEELING OF JUST BEING
ILL, JUST BEING TIRED AND JUST
NAUSEA." THAT MISERABLE
FEELING PASSED GOING INTO HER
SECOND TRIMESTER. "I WAS
ACTUALLY AT A POINT ONCE WHEN
I WAS WORRIED THAT I WOULD
NEED TO BE HOSPITALISED FOR
HYDRATION AND WHAT NOT."
LIKE MOST WOMEN WITH MILD TO
SEVERE CASES -- THE SYMPTOMS
EASE AS THE PREGNANCY
PROGRESSES BEYOND THE FIRST 12
WEEKS.
FOR WOMEN WITH MILDER CASES
OF MORNING SICKNESS -- DOCTORS
OFTEN PRESCRIBE SALTINES,
GINGER ALE AND FLAT COLA. AND
SOON THE F-D-A IS EXPECTED TO
APPROVE NEW MEDICATION.