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Doctor's advice for Duchess of Cambridge
Dec 7, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Duchess of Cambridge is on strict doctors' orders to stay well hydrated.
The pregnant 30-year-old royal will have been instructed to keep sipping water to avoid nausea before being was released from London's King Edward VII hospital yesterday (06.12.12) after four days treatment for acute morning sickness.
Duchess Catherine will also be limiting her food intake to small portions of dry food to avoid bloating as well as taking anti-sickness tablets, medical expert Peter Bowen Simpkins tells the Evening Standard newspaper.
She currently needs a period of rest and will be looked after by royal doctors Marcus Setchell and Alan Farthing in Kensington Palace.
However, Peter, who is the medical director of the London Women's Clinic, warned that her condition - called hyperemesis gravidarum - shouldn't be dismissed, even though it presents no immediate danger to the royal beauty or the unborn heir.
The unpleasant symptoms can last for weeks and it would not be surprising if Catherine - also known by her maiden name Kate Middleton - were to be admitted to hospital more than once and put back on a drip to regain vital nutrients.
The duchess - who announced she was expecting her first child with Prince William on Monday (03.12.12) - appeared to have made a full recovery as she left the Marylebone-based hospital with her grinning husband at her side.
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