What is "morning sickness?"
Nausea and/or vomiting is a common pregnancy symptom that effects 50-70% of pregnant women. So called "morning" sickness gets it's name because for some women they are most nauseated or even only nauseated in the early morning. However, "morning" sickness can actually take place at any time during the day or night, or may even last all day.
On average, nausea starts before 9 weeks of pregnancy and has often resided by 14 weeks. But, of course, this is just the average so for some women it may last longer, possibly the entire pregnancy.
3% of women develop hyperemesis gravidarum, the most severe form of nausea and vomiting caused by pregnancy. This condition may need medical treatment as it increases your risk of dehydration. If you are concerned about your level of nausea and vomiting, please consult with your care provider.
What can I do about it?
You can put your mind at ease, mild nausea and/or vomiting does not cause direct harm to your baby, but it is at best a nuisance (am I putting it too, lightly?) for you. So the following is a list of things you may try to help alleviate or ease your "morning" sickness symptoms.
What have you found that helps with your pregnancy induced nausea? Let me know in the comments!
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