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Tuesday, 09 August 2022 05:43 GMT

The sickening obsession

(MENAFN- Khaleej Times) Morning sickness is a common condition affecting more than half of all pregnant women. In fact, the onset of nausea- a key symptom of morning sickness - is often how women actually find out that they are pregnant. Considered a common aspect of pregnancy since time immemorial, this malady has hardly been a particularly interesting topic of discussion. But ever since the Duchess of Cambridge began suffering from an acute case of morning sickness, people have developed a serious interest in the latter. Comprehensive details about morning sickness and its cure have been splattered all over the media in recent days. Raging discussions on Kate's supposedly "rare illness" (according to Daily Mail, at least) and wild conjecture regarding the possibility of twin conception are now front-page news. Morning sickness - and gynaecologists would swear by this - has never been so glamorous. But apparently the 'journalists' are desperate to know more about what Britain's future queen consort is going through. Rushing to reveal any extra detail on the Kate's queasiness, the media is again showing a voyeuristic obsession with the royal couple. In a ludicrous attempt to get the nitty-gritty on Kate's hospital stay - most probably driven by the assumption that people have nothing better to do than feverishly keep tabs on her nausea and dehydration - two Sydney-based radio station reporters pulled a rather ludicrous prank. Believe it or not, they managed to convince a nurse at London's private King Edward VII's Hospital, where Kate is being treated for her condition, that it was none other than the Queen calling to inquire about Kate's health. The hospital confirmed the incident, saying it "deeply regrets" the information the nurse revealed to the prank called, while the radio station has apologised for its presenters' frivolous antic. Kate Middleton's pregnancy was bound to attract media attention. But the press has once again crossed the line and has scrambled into the "too much information" domain. Most of us are quite sick of hearing about morning sickness, so the media should just get over it!

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