Morning Sickness Starts

How To Cope When Morning Sickness Starts

Usually, morning sickness starts around four to six weeks into pregnancy. For most women, it subsides after the first trimester. However, some experience morning sickness into to the second and even third trimester. It can also vary with each pregnancy for the same woman.

Over fifty percent of pregnant women experience morning sickness. The exact cause is not known, but it is likely due to the excess production of hormones in your body during pregnancy.

Morning sickness can range from a mildly upset stomach to extreme nausea, vomiting, and other flu-like symptoms. For some women, morning sickness starts when they wake up in the morning, and subsides later in the afternoon. Others feel their worst in the evening. Morning sickness is a very unpleasant experience and often makes it very hard to perform your usual activities.

Things That Help

 

When To Worry

When morning sickness is so severe that you can’t keep any food down for days on end, and your nausea is so severe as to be completely debilitating, you might have hyperemesis gravidarum (regular morning sickness is referred to as emesis gravidarum by the medical community). This is a condition that needs medical attention. If the case is mild, you can often get better by simply drinking electrolyte replacement formulas and resting. In extreme cases, you may be hospitalized so that electrolytes and nutrients can be fed to you intravenously.

Call your doctor if:

If morning sickness starts to interfere with you daily life, it can be a sign that you need to relax and concentrate on taking the best possible care of yourself and your unborn child.