Kate Middleton Due To Give Birth In April 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will welcome their third child next spring.

According to Kensington Palace‏ via Twitter on Tuesday, Kate Middleton is due to give birth in April of 2018.

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On Tuesday, the palace also confirmed both the Duke and Duchess will make an official visit to Norway and Sweden in early 2018.

The Royal couple first announced news of their pregnancy in September, after the Duchess cancelled an event due to severe morning sickness.

The baby will be fifth in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and siblings George, 4, and Charlotte, 2.

“The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” the palace said in September.

Severe morning sickensss

In her previous two pregnancies, the Duchess was hospitalized because of her severe morning sickness — hyperemesis gravidarum (HG).

The condition, which is dubbed as an “extreme form” of morning sickness, causes severe nausea and vomiting throughout a pregnancy. It could also lead to dehydration and increased fluid intake, Healthline notes.

However, HG itself is quite rare — only two per cent of women deal with severe symptoms similar to the Duchess. The American Academy of Family Physicians estimates the condition affects one in every 200 women.

With files from Reuters

arti.patel@globalnews.ca

 

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