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Amy Schumer and Kate Middleton Have This Pregnancy Condition in Common

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In a recent Instagram post, Amy Schumer opened up how pregnancy — despite all its happiness and wonder — can really suck sometimes.

And it’s so totally relatable.

Schumer recently announced her pregnancy, jokingly comparing herself to a certain expecting royal, Meghan Markle. But it looks like she’s feeling more like another recently pregnant royal: Schumer spoke out about being diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition Kate Middleton endured in her pregnancies.

Essentially, hyperemesis gravidarum, or HG, is extreme morning sickness that doesn’t subside after the first trimester. Bad cases of hyperemesis can land a pregnant woman in the hospital, needing IV fluids — and that’s exactly what happened to Schumer.

Schumer posted a picture of herself in her hospital room, and apologized for canceling upcoming performances in Texas because of the condition. As a recently pregnant person, I especially relate to her assertion that “everyone who says the 2nd trimester is better is not telling the full story.” Preach!

I, too, had expected my nausea to subside once the first trimester was over. Instead, it kept getting worse and worse. Just like Schumer, I was stuck between my gratitude for having a healthy and thriving baby, and misery over how physically terrible I felt.

While I’m sorry that Schumer is suffering, I’m so glad she is sharing this experience with us — for keeping it real about how pregnancy is amazing, but also really friggin’ hard.

Hang in there, Amy! We’re all rooting for you.

The opinions expressed here are the personal views of the author. Comments are moderated, so use your inside voices, keep your hands to yourself, and no, we're not interested in herbal supplements.

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