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Things you need to know

Things you need to know

Morning sickness during pregnancy

Morning sickness during pregnancy

Morning sickness is also known as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. It is an early sign of pregnancy which is most prominent during the initial trimester. It gradually subsides as your pregnancy progresses towards the second and third trimester. 

In highly rare cases, morning sickness can progress into a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. In this condition, nausea and vomiting is so severe that it leads to extreme dehydration and even loss of pre-pregnancy body weight. 

Morning sickness symptoms

Morning sickness symptoms

Morning sickness symptoms are largely classified by nausea and vomiting. In an expecting woman, morning sickness symptoms can be triggered due to a variety of factors such as:

These symptoms can also occur without any triggers at all.

Morning sickness causes

Morning sickness causes

The exact reasons for morning sickness are not yet known. However, it is believed that hormonal changes can induce or trigger nausea and vomiting in expecting women. 

Morning sickness can affect any pregnant woman. It is, however, more common in women who have:

Morning sickness treatment

Morning sickness treatment

Mild morning sickness is natural during the first trimester of pregnancy. However, if you have troublesome symptoms, you should seek clinical treatment.

Your obstetrician may recommend the following morning sickness treatment methods: 

You can control your morning sickness symptoms at home by doing the following:

FAQs
FAQs

Yes, nausea and vomiting are normal during pregnancy. However, severe nausea and vomiting can lead to dehydration and be a cause of concern. 

Morning sickness usually starts before 9 weeks of pregnancy. 

Excessive nausea and vomiting can cause dehydration. Common signs include dark coloured urine, decreased urine output, dizziness and a racing heartbeat.