Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William welcomed their third child, a baby boy, on Monday morning. Though she is overjoyed that her baby is healthy, Kate is also undoubtedly very happy that her pregnancy is over, as it has been incredibly difficult for her physically.
Kate suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), a horrible condition in pregnant women that causes severe nausea, dizziness, and dehydration. The condition can cause the expectant mother to vomit so much that she becomes severely dehydrated, which can endanger the life and health of her unborn child.
While Kate suffered from HG during her first two pregnancies, she also did not have the added responsibility of watching two toddlers while she dealt with her symptoms. This time around, Kate had to juggle being a mother to Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2, as well as feeling nauseous much of the time.
No wonder she can’t stop smiling now that this pregnancy is over!
Though Kate was on the go for much of her pregnancy as she continued to appear at royal events, she decided to take her doctor’s advice and go on maternity leave a full month ago. Since then, Kate has been laying low and trying to rest as much as possible in the hopes of keeping her new baby healthy.
Kate’s efforts paid off this morning when she gave birth to a baby boy at 11:01am! When asked what the child’s name is, William responded, “You’ll find out soon!” He went on to joke that he and Kate will have “Thrice worry now,” referring to the fact that they have three children.
We’re so glad to see that Kate has made it through another pregnancy and given birth to a healthy baby! SHARE this story if you will join us in saying a prayer for the newest little royal!