Moms give the inside scoop about the debilitating pregnancy condition that Kate Middleton is dealing with for the third time.

By Marisa Cohen
September 05, 2017

“Imagine the worst stomach virus you’ve ever had—where you’re just lying on the floor in the bathroom feeling like you’re going to die. Then imagine it lasting for 37 weeks.”

That’s how one mom describes her battle with hyperemesis gravidarum—a condition that’s back in the news again, thanks to Kate Middleton’s third pregnancy. (It’s estimated that HG affects up to 3 percent of pregnant women.) While Duchess Kate has the benefit of round-the-clock royal medical care, plus a team of nannies and a hands-on husband to help take care of George and Charlotte while she’s laid up, unfortunately she still has to suffer through the severe nausea, vomiting, headaches, and dehydration that any mortal mom with the condition experiences. Here, six women share what it really feels like:

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