A leading doctor has shed light on the agony caused by Kate Middleton's morning sickness.
Kensington Palace announced on Monday that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her third child.
She is resting at home as she endures Hyperemesis Gravidarum, or severe morning sickness, a condition she has suffered during her previous two pregnancies.
Dr Ellie Cannon highlighted the full impact this condition can have upon pregnant women.
She told Julia Hartley-Brewer: "If she’s [Kate Middleton] having to disclose the pregnancy at six weeks, the symptoms are already really bad.
"I’ve definitely had patients who’ve considered termination, who have had a certain number of pregnancies only because they couldn’t stand to have another one.
"People whose entire pregnancies have been marred and ruined and are often really distressing with this sickness, with the Hyperemesis Kate is suffering from.
"Women are in danger of dehydration, starvation, the psychological effect women go through, it’s a hugely distressing predicament some pregnancy women find themselves in."