When Does Morning Sickness Start?

Whether you are pregnant, or planning to get pregnant, it’s important to know what to expect. This can help alleviate any anxiety during this exciting time. Although early pregnancy symptoms vary from woman to woman, there is one universal symptom: morning sickness. Despite its name, morning sickness can occur at anytime during the day, not just in the morning, and consists of persistent nausea or vomiting.

Women have many questions about pregnancy, though one does seem to have particular importance: When does morning sickness start?

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What to Do When Morning Sickness Strikes.

When does Morning Sickness StartMorning sickness affects over 50% of all pregnant women and is believed to be caused by an increase of pregnancy hormones, like HCG and progesterone.

When does morning sickness start?

This can vary from woman to woman, but, typically, morning sickness starts around the 6th week of pregnancy.

Are certain women more likely than others to have morning sickness?

You are more likely to have morning sickness during pregnancy for the following reasons:

  • You have a history of nausea or vomiting as a side effect of taking birth control pills
  • You are pregnant with twins
  • You have a history of motion sickness

Did You Know?

Some people believe that severe morning sickness is a sign that you are pregnant with a girl. In fact, a study conducted by the University of Washington found that women who experienced severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) were 80% more likely to have a girl.

How can I relieve my morning sickness?

  • Avoid lying down after eating
  • Eat a few crackers when you first wake up in the morning
  • Avoid fatty foods
  • Stay hydrated

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