Morning sickness, known medically as nausea gravidarum, can occur at any time of the day or night and although it’s most common in the first trimester, can continue all the way till the end of pregnancy.
Some women experience severe vomiting and sometimes, they find they’re throwing up a bright yellow or green liquid.
So what is it?
The liquid is bile, the acid produced by the liver and used in your digestive process. It has a bitter taste and often a bright color, although it can also be dark green or brown too.
What Causes It & How Can You Stop It?
It’s most often caused by having little or no food in your stomach, which is why it is more common first thing in the morning.
If possible, have some water and crackers beside your bed so you can eat them before you get out of bed.
Is it dangerous?
Throwing up bile is not dangerous in itself, but can be related to several common morning sickness risk factors:
- Increased risk of dehydration.
- Increased risk of dental issues caused by the acidic liquid hurting your teeth and gums.
- Inflammation and ulcers in the mouth and throat due to excessive vomiting.
If you’re concerned about your morning sickness and how often you’re throwing up, you should always seek medical advice.1 | 2