Morning sickness. The universal pregnancy experience. Perhaps the mere mention of it made your stomach turn. You likely have a lot of questions—the biggest one being, how long will this last?
In this article, we’ll explore how long morning sickness lasts, how to alleviate your symptoms, and what to do in extreme cases. Keep reading to learn more!
Morning sickness is a condition that causes nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. It’s very common, affecting up to 70% of women in the first trimester.
Unfortunately, despite the name, it can occur at any point during the day. Many women snack or sip ginger ale throughout the day to alleviate their symptoms.
Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite are some of the most common symptoms of morning sickness. Some women describe the feeling of morning sickness as:
Medical experts aren’t sure what causes morning sickness but believe it’s a combination of changes in:
Fortunately, there are many ways to alleviate morning sickness at home. Simple diet and lifestyle changes can make all the difference in the world! Doctors suggest that you:
Morning sickness can begin as early as six weeks of pregnancy, with most women experiencing it before nine weeks. Typically, morning sickness feels the worst around 8 to 10 weeks, but this can vary.
It depends. Usually, morning sickness only lasts for the first trimester, but symptoms can linger into the second trimester. In rare cases, morning sickness can last throughout the entire pregnancy.
On a day-to-day basis, morning sickness should only last for a short time, with occasional vomiting. However, some women experience a severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. Symptoms include:
While morning sickness is normal, hyperemesis gravidarum should not go untreated. Prolonged nausea and vomiting can keep you from getting the nutrients you need and negatively affect the baby’s birth weight.
Reach out to your doctor right away if you think you may be experiencing hyperemesis gravidarum. You may need to receive medical treatment to replenish your fluids, as well as medication to alleviate the nausea.
Pregnancy symptoms won’t immediately stop after an abortion. One of the main side effects of the abortion pill is nausea, which can be severe. If you take the wrong dosage, the nausea can last up to a week and you may need medical treatment to stop it.
If you’re considering abortion, it’s crucial to get all the facts. Richland Pregnancy Services offers abortion information, so you can make the best decision for your health and future!
Morning sickness is never fun, whether the pregnancy was planned or not. Richland Pregnancy Services is here to provide the care and support you deserve! We offer:
Give us a call at (419) 522-8862 or schedule your appointment online today! All services are free and confidential.
Please be aware that Richland Pregnancy Services does not provide or refer for abortion services.