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Which Pregnancy Symptom Does Kelly Clarkson Share With Kate Middleton?

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By Anisa Arsenault, Associate Editor
Updated February 2, 2016
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Kelly Clarkson and Kate Middleton share a commonality beyond their adorable baby girls. And trust us, it’s not something they’ll want to bond over.

Both the singer and the Duchess experienced severe morning sickness. While Clarkson hasn’t confirmed an exact diagnosis of  hyperemesis gravidarum — the medical term for the extremely severe morning sickness that affected Kate Middleton — some of her symptoms seem to match.

“I’m familiar with all-day sickness,” Clarkson, who is pregnant with her second child, a boy, said on Wednesday’s episode of _ CBS This Morning._ “I have to get IVs and fluids because I get so dehydrated. It’s really bad.”

That constant sickness and vomiting — which lead to dehydration — are hallmarks of HG. The condition can also cause dangerous weight loss, extreme fatigue, fainting, headaches, decrease in urination, low blood pressure and rapid heart rate.

Unlike Kate Middleton, Clarkson didn’t experience this nausea during her first pregnancy. And that makes sense; symptoms tend to be stronger the second time around. While there’s no cure-all for morning sickness, we’d recommend that Clarkson up her intake of vitamin B6, eat small meals throughout the day, and keep her fluid intake high. Additionally, products like Sea-Bands or Psi Bands are available at most drug stores, and designed to reduce nausea by stimulating acupressure points.

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