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  •  While Your diary is well written and raise (3+ / 0-)

    awareness for this particular medical condition, the title you chose for your diary annoys me sort of because like it or not Kate Middleton is a pampered princess who has no job and being treated by The Queen's doctors when women with the same conditions arent that fortunate.

    "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

    by LaurenMonica on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 05:46:42 AM PST

    •  Sometimes it takes a high-profile case... (7+ / 0-)

      ...to raise awareness about these things.  Like it or not.  

    •  perhaps (9+ / 0-)

      Truth is, I have no idea what Kate's life was like. I didn't even know Kate existed until Monday.

      What I do know is that people in the media were making fun of her going to a hospital for "morning sickness." And I know that her privileged position in life has not made HG any less serious. In her favor, it does mean that she will get good medical care and that will help ease the symptoms, but she is still going to suffer through this pregnancy.

      •  I dont see ppl in the media mocking Kate over this (2+ / 0-)
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        more like fawning over the fact that Royal couple is having a baby. NBC even sent a Special envoy there.

        "Rick Perry talks a lot and he's not very bright. And that's a combination I like in Republicans." --- James Carville

        by LaurenMonica on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 08:04:26 AM PST

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        •  the more explicit mocking (10+ / 0-)

          was early on (e.g., from what I heard, some of the hosts on The View were laughing about her going to the hospital). Once news got out that she wasn't there for the normal morning sickness the laughing was replaced by the more typical ignorant, "who needs facts?" kind of reporting -- e.g., calling HG "severe morning sickness." The fact that the news media is still calling HG "severe morning sickness" and has apparently moved on to more entertaining things like blathering on about the possibility of twins and such is, imho, just more evidence that they don't understand how serious HG is. It would also indicate that they don't think their audience is interested in taking it very seriously, either.

          For what it's worth, I don't ever watch network news or "morning shows" and on a scale of 1-to-10 I'd rate my interest in celebrity type news at about -5. I only caught wind of this story because people I know who've had their lives turned upside down by HG started talking about it.

        •  You must not have seen Colbert last night (2+ / 0-)
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          He did a gag with pretending to interview Princess Kate via telephone, with the person on the other end of the line making barfing sounds.

          "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

          by Alice in Florida on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 01:23:11 PM PST

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        •  being a princess makes this harder (0+ / 0-)

          Her celebrity status makes this situation even harder than it would be otherwise.  She certainly can't get an abortion.  Even if he has a miscarriage she will be expected to make additional attempts to produce an heir to her husband's grandmother's throne.  She will also be under huge pressure to be out and about and play the role of the beautiful young princess.

          The only upside to being a princess is that she will be guaranteed the best possible medical care--- but in her case she happens to be British, and everyone in Britain can get good medical care.

    •  Agree (1+ / 0-)
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      Hard to believe this diary with this title has over 600 recs.

      Meanwhile millions of women who don't get Saint status from the media have to suffer from this, pay bills, actually work, etc. I wish the diarist would have just stated that "This is my experience with HG" without referencing a Duchess' personal life. Railing against millionaires and in the same breath you have people arguing for monarchy up-thread. Sickening.

      Romney = Nixon without the sweating problem

      by YoungArizonaLiberal on Wed Dec 05, 2012 at 03:10:40 PM PST

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      •  and yet (1+ / 0-)
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        I would never have even known about this condition if it wasn't for this diary

        I knew other people had a much harder time with morning sickness than me (who didn't so much as vomit once with twins) but I had NO idea about the levels to which it could rise. so I am now more educated on this matter, and not just for Kate but for the many other people in my life who may experience this

        She is a fellow human being - regardless of her status as "princess" - who is suffering.

        sorry you can't spare any empathy - you must be a little low, I guess

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