Every pregnancy is different for every woman, but it wasn't until her third pregnancy that Ayesha Curry realized just how different they can be. The 28-year-old celebrity cook and wife of NBA player Stephen Curry recently opened up on her lifestyle community website, GoInspo, about her struggle with the condition hyperemesis gravidarum, or severe morning sickness. The condition, which Kate Middleton similarly experienced throughout her pregnancies, is when the terrible nausea typically experienced during the first trimester is persistent through the entire pregnancy, and at any time of day.
"I still have nausea, can't sleep, pee every five seconds, and am just so darn tired," Ayesha wrote in a post three weeks ago at over four months pregnant. "I have what docs call hyperemesis. 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. Not feeling super royal though."
In addition to the severe nausea and vomiting, women with hyperemesis gravidarum can experience weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration. The condition occurs "in two percent of pregnancies," and it's believed to be the first time Ayesha's going through this. "This is my third pregnancy and I've gotta tell ya, this one has topped the cake when it comes to being tough and exhausting," she shared. "I simply cannot wait to have this baby and feel like 'myself' again."
Just as Kate revealed that this condition was the reason she missed George's first day of school, Ayesha is also missing out on some important things, writing that she's "barely been able to eat, let alone cook." Hyperemesis gravidarum is preventing her from doing the things she really loves, like cooking and eating.
"This all has got me in a funk that I can't seem to shake," she wrote. "I don't want to say I'm depressed because I take mental health very seriously, but I am truly very, very sad. When you can't do what you love all of a sudden because of an uncontrollable situation, it sucks. There's no better way to say it then it just downright sucks and I can't wait to get my butt back into the kitchen and back with my culinary family."
Ayesha closed her note by explaining how grateful she is for her husband, who has smothered her with love and foot rubs during this tough time. She also credits her two daughters, 5-year-old Riley and 2-year-old Ryan, for helping her remain positive for the sake of their future baby sister or brother.