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Kate, The Duchess Of Cambridge, Is Getting Shamed For Her Pregnant Body, And It's Giving Me Severe Mom Rage

Can we just let moms — famous or not — live?

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On Tuesday, Oct. 10, Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, made their first official appearance since announcing that they were expecting their third child.

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The duchess made an appearance at a reception for World Mental Health Day at Buckingham Palace, despite having hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that causes severe morning sickness.

According to the American Pregnancy Association, hyperemesis gravidarum can cause severe nausea that does not subside, dehydration, and weight loss of 5% or more of pre-pregnancy weight.
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According to the American Pregnancy Association, hyperemesis gravidarum can cause severe nausea that does not subside, dehydration, and weight loss of 5% or more of pre-pregnancy weight.

And because the internet has zero chill, Kate got bump-shamed for her appearance as soon as the photos were shared on Instagram.

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Some people felt the need to assert that the duchess looks "too thin" to be pregnant.

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And this commenter accused Kate of being "emaciated and malnourished," claiming that "there is no such thing as morning sickness."

UGH.
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UGH.

As soon as the negative comments started to appear, women who have also suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum spoke up.

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Supportive comments from well-wishers starting pouring in right away.

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And this person beautifully pointed out the irony of Kate's contribution to mental health awareness being used as a platform to attack her own wellness.

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Here's to a lifetime of health and happiness to Kate, William, and their lovely, growing family.

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UPDATE

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