Jessica Hay, a close friend of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who was also the first to "officially" reveal the royal pregnancy, dished still more Middleton pregnancy details on Monday.
It's well-known that Middleton suffered a bout with a severe, but rare, type of morning sickness early in her pregnancy. As a result, though, the Duchess of Cambridge has had to try hypnotherapy in order to regain her appetite, Hay said.
Hay said that Middleton "still looks at food and feels nauseous.” In addition, Hay added, "She [Middleton] finds it very hard to eat a full meal and gets full very quickly."
It was her husband, 30-year-old Prince William, who suggested that his 31-year-old wife seek the assistance of a hypnotherapist.
Hay said, “The hypnotherapy is taking away any negative thoughts connected with food from the morning sickness, and replacing them with cravings for healthy, nutritious food.”
Middleton’s been eating food such as avacados, berries, broccoli, oatmeal and smoothies as a result of those healthy cravings.
Hay concluded, “All in all, Catherine’s very happy. With so much family around her and William, they’re starting to enjoy the pregnancy after such a traumatic start.”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge expect their first royal heir to arrive in July of this year. He or she would be third in line for the throne, after Prince Charles, and Prince William himself.