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Pregnant Kate Middleton Feeling Better, Remains Hospitalized in London

USMagazine, Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 3:00pm (PST)

Mom-to-be on the mend!

Kate Middleton -- who was admitted to London's King Edward VII Hospital on Dec. 3 for acute morning sickness -- is already on the road to recovery, St. James's Palace confirmed to Us Weekly on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

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"The Duchess of Cambridge is continuing to feel better," a rep for the royal couple said in a statement. "She and the Duke are immensely grateful for the good wishes they have received. She will remain in hospital at present and will continue to be treated for hyperemesis gravidarum."

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Hyperemesis gravidarum is a rare condition that can cause severe nausea, vomiting, weight loss, dehydration, lightheadedness and fainting. Middleton, 30, is among the less than 1% of mothers-to-be who suffer from it. Because of that -- and because she is still in the very early stages of her pregnancy -- doctors at King Edward VII will be monitoring her health closely for at least the next several days, after which time she'll be released and require a period of rest, the palace told Us.

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In the meantime, the Duchess can lean on her husband for support. Earlier today, Prince William was spotted returning to the hospital to be by his wife's side. Already a doting dad-to-be, he arrived before noon and stayed several hours, leaving just a couple of minutes before 6 p.m.

"Trying for a baby has been their priority," a royal confidant told Us prior to the couple's Dec. 3 announcement that Middleton is expecting. "They're both excited to be focusing on a new chapter in their lives."

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Pregnant Kate Middleton Feeling Better, Remains Hospitalized in London

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