Four months into her third pregnancy Ayesha Curry, celebrity chef, cookbook author and wife of superstar NBA player Steph Curry, says her this pregnancy has been the most difficult.
Curry revealed on her lifestyle blog goInspo, that she’s suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, hyperemesis gravidarum affects up to 3 percent of all pregnant women and causes severe vomiting, nausea, weight loss and electrolyte imbalances. The symptoms usually appear between 4-6 weeks of pregnancy and may peak between 9-13 weeks.
It is the same condition that Princess Kate has experienced during her three pregnancies.
Curry said, “I wish I could say I feel like a maternal goddess drifting through my pregnancy unscathed by acne, nausea and the occasional ‘ooops I peed a little’, but that would be a lie!”
According to Hyperemesis.org, the condition prevents adequate consumption of food and fluids and can cause weight loss during pregnancy, dehydration, and difficulty in the ability to do daily activities.
“I really feel no different than I did in my first trimester. I still have nausea, can’t sleep, pee every 5 seconds and am just so darn tired. I have what docs call Hyperemesis,” Curry added. “This basically means the nausea, incessant sickness and exhaustion probably won’t go away. The only silver linings here are that my itty bitty baby is healthy and Princess Kate has suffered from the same condition during her pregnancies.”
Despite her diagnosis Ayesha also revealed that as her husband Steph been an “absolute angel" to her.
“Always there when I need him as best he can. Always ready to lend a hand for a much loved foot rub and ALWAYS there to put our situation into perspective for me. I just love him and I feel so lucky to be creating a new life with him and growing our family for a third time.”
Ayesha is the mother to 5-year-old Riley and 2-year-old Ryan.