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Morning Sickness is one of the biggest lies told to pregnant women
Why? Because it’s very rarely something contained just to the morning or even just to the first trimester.
Unfortunately, it’s very common for women to experience nausea and/or vomiting at any time of day or night, at any stage of pregnancy.
Some Facts About So Called “Morning Sickness”
- Although more common in the first trimester, it can continue through the entire pregnancy, or appear or return in the third trimester.
- Morning sickness can strike at any time of day, whether it’s morning, evening or midnight.
- An empty stomach can make the nausea worse, which may be one reason people associate it with mornings, when they haven’t eaten all night.
- Other names for morning sickness include: nausea gravidarum, nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), emesis gravidarum, and pregnancy sickness.
- Some pregnant women may experience Hyperemesis Gravidarum, which is far worse than morning sickness and can lead to weight loss, dehydration and hospital stays.
- Although morning sickness can be a reaction to certain pregnancy hormones, NOT having morning sickness doesn’t mean your baby is any less healthy. Some women are genetically more predisposed to morning sickness or are low in certain nutrients, which can make it worse.
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