Kate Reveals How Helpless Prince William Felt as She Battled Morning Sickness during All of Her Pregnancies

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, recently revealed that her husband, Prince William,  felt helpless as she battled morning sickness during her three pregnancies.

Earlier last month, the mother of three visited the Stockwell Gardens Nursery School in London before granting her first interview session in a podcast with "Happy Mum Happy Baby." 

The Duchess of Cambridge shared her pregnancy experiences as well as motherhood with the podcast's host, Giovanna Fletcher.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Badshahi Mosque within the Walled City during day four of their royal tour of Pakistan Oct 17, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at the Badshahi Mosque within the Walled City during day four of their royal tour of Pakistan Oct 17, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

The stunning royal, who was promoting her survey, "5 Big Questions," revealed that it was a challenge being pregnant and struggling with the rare Hyperemesis Gravidarum.

The fact that no one could help Kate through the incessant morning sickness made matters worse. In the podcast, she said,

"You know, William didn't feel he could do much to help, and it's hard for a loved one to see you suffer without being able to do anything about it."

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Today The Duchess of Cambridge has taken her UK-wide #5BigQuestions survey to Northern Ireland and Scotland, starting with a visit to @TheArkOpenFarm in County Down, Northern Ireland. The #5BigQuestions Survey aims to spark a national conversation on the early years that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come – visit the link in our bio to fill out the survey. At the farm The Duchess spoke with local parents and grandparents about their experiences of raising young children, and their thoughts on the early years. What we experience in our earliest years – from in the womb to the age of five – is instrumental in shaping our future lives. The Duchess has spent time meeting families across the country and hearing about the issues they face, in addition to speaking with academics, experts, organisations and practitioners. The ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes. Photos © Kensington Palace

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Kate had to figure out a way to cope with her situation, so she adopted a method known as "hypnobirthing" and used it all through her different pregnancies.

Hypnobirthing entails relaxing the body and mind before the period of delivery. According to the Mayo Clinic, expectant mothers could also make use of things like music, positive energy, or words from people, to instill the self-hypnotic technique.

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🎧 SOUND ON — listen to a clip of The Duchess of Cambridge talking with @MrsGiFletcher about her own childhood experiences and the importance of the early years. Their full conversation will be released as a special episode of Giovanna’s ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast – a series of frank and warm conversations with mums and dads covering all aspects of parenthood, from tackling loneliness, to being a single parent. On this Early Years episode, The Duchess discusses her '5 Big Questions on the Under Fives' – a quick, online survey which aims to spark a national conversation on the early years that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. Visit the link in our bio 🗣️ to have your say on the biggest ever national conversation on the early years #5BigQuestions

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The Duchess of Cambridge revealed that the method was beneficial to her. In the podcast, Kate told host Fletcher:

"I realized the power of the mind over the body as I had to try everything I could to help me through it."

Kate delivered her first child, Prince George, 6, in July 2013, Princess Charlotte, 3, in May 2015, and the young Prince Louis in April 2018.

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🎙️ The Duchess of Cambridge has joined @MrsGiFletcher for an episode of the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast to talk about her landmark #5BigQuestions survey. On the special episode of ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’, released on Saturday, 15th February at 1600 GMT The Duchess and Giovanna discuss the importance of the early years, their shared experiences as mothers to three children, and The Duchess’s ‘5 Big Questions on the Under fives’ survey. It’s not too late to have your say in the biggest national conversation on the early years — visit the link in our bio to complete the survey 📋 and help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come.

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During the interview, Kate also shared her hopes for her children. The 38-year-old wishes for them to remember the moments they shared with her, and the times the entire family were together; she wants her children to remember the "simple things" in life.

Reflecting on her childhood, Middleton stated that she had a very happy childhood. Her parents always took out time to be there for her and her younger siblings, Pippa and James, and she wanted nothing more than that for her kids. 

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“I’ve got this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell, and really for me it’s moments like that mean so much to me as a parent. • I try every day to put moments like that in, even if they’re small or even if I don’t have time”. • Swipe 👉 to listen to The Duchess of Cambridge speaking about her experiences as a parent on the ‘Happy Mum, Happy Baby’ podcast with @MrsGiFletcher. On the special podcast, The Duchess spoke about the importance of the early years, and about her landmark ‘5 Big Questions on the Under 5s’ survey. It takes just 5 minutes to have your say in the biggest ever conversation on early childhood — visit the link in our bio to answer The Duchess’s #5BigQuestions. Photo © The Duchess of Cambridge

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The past few months have been hectic for the royal couple, with their work schedules and the recent decision of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to step down from royal authority, family time is still a priority for the Cambridges.

Prince William and his wife decided to take a "break" from their royal obligations to spend some quality time with their kids. The couple chose between Tuesday, 17 February and Friday 21, 2020, for their splendid break.

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