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Morning sickness is a combination of unpleasant sentiments a pregnant woman may feel at the initial stages of her pregnancy. These range from feeling nauseous to vomiting. The malady affects at least 85% of pregnant women. It’s worth noting that this condition has been misnamed as the feelings of unease don’t just happen in the course of the morning but throughout the day.

Understanding morning sickness

Morning sickness is not a cause for grave concern. It’s a condition that is habitual among pregnant women and one that resolves itself as time passes. It typically manifests itself in the very first trimester. By the time you’re nine weeks pregnant, you may begin to show signs of morning sickness.

When does morning sickness end?

A commonly asked question is: when does morning sickness end? Morning sickness for most women begins to improve by the mid to late first trimester. By the time you reach your second trimester, you can expect some sort of relief. For reference’s sake, the second trimester begins in week 13 and lasts up to week 28 – this is months four, five, and six.

When will morning sickness be at its worst?

According to studies, most women experience the worst morning sickness between weeks 8 to 10. Researchers from Cornell University claim that this is the result of the fetus’s organ development. The baby’s development is at risk and so your body responds in the only way it knows which is to protect the growing fetus at all costs – including making you ill.

What to do to lessen morning sickness

Home remedies that will help with morning sickness vary. From drinking ginger ale to indulging in a snack or even taking over-the-counter medication that has been cleared by your OB/GYN. Make sure you’re drinking a lot of fluids and also going out for fresh air. Stock up on prenatal vitamins as these will help keep your immunity up.

Should I be concerned about morning sickness?

Morning sickness is typical of pregnancy and will resolve itself as the pregnancy progresses. Rarely does it ever degenerate into a more serious condition known as hyperemesis gravidarum? What is this you’re asking? It’s a severe case of dehydration where the pregnant woman loses up to 5% of her pre-pregnancy body weight. This can be resolved by intravenous fluid administration in a hospital setting.

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