Amy Schumer Has Revealed She Shares This Pregnancy Condition With Kate Middleton

It impacts around 3% of women...

Amy Schumer

by Georgia Aspinall |

Amy Schumer might be so obsessed with the Royal Family that she announced her pregnancy with a photoshopped picture of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, but she is undoubtedly less happy about one commonality she shares with the Duchess of Cambridge.

The comedian has revealed that she is suffering fromHyperemesis Gravidarum, the samepregnancy illness Kate Middletonhas endured through all three of her pregnancies.

Opening up about the condition on Instagram, Amy posted a picture of her lying in hospital saying ‘Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story’ before stating that she has hyperemesis and ‘it blows’. ‘Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullshit,’ Amy wrote, ‘Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati!’

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is a pregnancy complication that can cause severe nausea, vomiting, weight-loss and possible dehydration. Kate Middleton is known to suffer terribly with the illness, and was hospitalised as a result of it when she was pregnant with Prince George. It affects around 3% of pregnant women, however statistics are not thought to be concrete as the condition often goes unreported.

While it’s not known what causes the illness, it can be linked to hormonal changes during pregnancy and there is some evidence that it runs in families, with the NHS advising patients plan in advance if one of your immediate family members has suffered with it. This means starting treatment early as it can take time to find the right medication, with options ranging from anti-sickness tablets to certain vitamins and steroids, or a combination of these. However, it’s important to consult with a doctor before taking any medication during pregnancy.

For Amy, the condition meant she has to cancel a show in Texas, saying ‘I’ll be out there as soon as I’m better’. She has previously suffered with morning sickness throughout her first trimester, but says it has only gotten worse as her pregnancy has continued.

‘Texas I am so deeply sorry,’ her Instagram caption read, ‘I have been really looking forward to these shows. I have to reschedule. I am in the hospital. I’m fine. Baby’s fine but everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story. I’ve been even more ill this trimester. I have hyperemesis and it blows. Very lucky to be pregnant but this is some bullshit! Sending so much love to the doctors and nurses taking great care of me and Tati! They are cool as hell! And Texas I am really really sorry and I’ll be out there as soon as I’m better.’

Of course, comedian that she is, Amy forever sees the light in every situation and continues to make memes out of her misery, posting this to Instagram during her first three months of pregnancy.

Honestly, that image is just us every Friday lunchtime knowing there’s another four hours left till the weekend begins...

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