January 24, 2013 1:09 PM EST
Kate Middleton Pregnancy Update: Duchess Undergoes Hypnotherapy for Morning Sickness [PHOTOS]
Though several reports say that the Duchess of Cambridge is feeling better with her acute morning sickness, it has surfaced that Kate is undergoing hypnotherapy to lessen her continuous vomiting for the past days.
Being pregnant proves to be a challenge for Kate Middleton as she undergoes another form of treatment to minimize violent morning sickness. Jessica Hay, Kate Middleton's childhood friend who first sparked up the rumor of the royal pregnancy, told AU's New Idea magazine that the Duchess is trying out hypnotherapy to see how it affects her ailment.
"Kate still looks at food and feels nauseous," told Hay to New Idea as reported by Marie Claire.
"She's been plagued with that feeling you have when you've had food poisoning and your stomach's shrunk." added Hays.
Hays also stated that Kate is using the hypnotherapy to divert her attention and "bad" thoughts about food that make her feel sick.
"The hypnotherapy is taking away any negative thoughts connected with food from the morning sickness, and replacing them with cravings for healthy, nutritious food." stated Hay in the same Australian publication.
The Duchess was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum in early December of last year. It has been said that she is feeling better, but this report suggests that The Duchess is still struggling to lead a healthy and stress-free pregnancy.
Though experimenting on what could make her ailment a livable discomfort, Jessica adds that Kate is very happy and excited about this new chapter in her life.
"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." ensures Hay.