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Morning sickness is a condition that 75% of pregnant women have in early pregnancy where they are nauseated (and maybe also possibly vomiting). It occurs not necessarily in the morning, though, it can happen any time of the day or night.

It usually starts between the fourth and sixth week of the pregnancy, although it has been reported as early as two weeks after conception. It takes two weeks for the fertilized egg to implant itself into the womb, and once implanted is when the dramatic hormone shifts occur in the pregnant woman, which is thought to be one of the main causes of the morning sickness symptoms. It commonly is over by the 12th week of gestation, right at the end of the first trimester. Although it can be perfectly normal to go longer into the 15th or 16th week, it is good to report to your health care professional if the morning sickness symptoms continue beyond the 13th week.

If the vomiting is unrelenting and you are unable to keep food or fluids down for a full 24 hour period or if the vomiting occurs more often than four times in a single day, it could be a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum, which requires some medical intervention, so immediately notify your obstetrician or health care professional if this happens.

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Can you get morning sickness if your not pregnant?

no you can get morning sickness


Can diarrhea be morning sickness?

yes, I had it with my first and now my second. It isn't a common form of morning sickness but yes it is a form of morning sickness.


What can you do or take to help your morning sickness?

There are lots of things to help ease morning sickness, such as preggy pops, sea bands, morning sickness cd's. http://am-i-pregnant.org.uk/ has lots of information about morning sickness and pregnancy.


Should you be scared not having morning sickness?

Not everyone gets morning sickness. If you do, it's not necessarily in the morning, either. (I had morning sickness with one child, but not the other. Both are boys.)


Why do pregnant women get morning sickness?

women get morning sickness because there hormones are changing.


Can you get morning sickness beginning of pregnancy?

Yes. Morning sickness is common at the beginning of pregnancy.


Is diarrhea a symptom of morning sickness?

yes it is a form of morning sickness, not a common form in the 'pregnancy books and what doctors say' but yes it is a form of morning sickness. I had it with my first.


Question if you pregnant but dont have morning sickness why its that?

If you are pregnant but do not have morning sickness that is fine. Some women suffer from morning sickness when they are pregnant while others never experience it.


If you did not have morning sickness with your first child can you get morning sickness with your second child?

yes, just because you did not have morning sickness with your first child doesnt mean you wont get it with your second your doctor should be able to give you something to help with the morning sickness that is not harmful to the baby my friend has to take it because she gets morning sickness really bad


What kind of sickness can you get during pregnancy?

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Can humans get morning sickness form dogs?

No,morning sickness is not contagious you get it if you are pregnant you dont catch it


What is the color of morning sickness?

The color of morning sickness depends upon what you ate prior to vomiting.


When does morning sickness arrive?

Possibly in the morning?


Do cats get morning sickness when pregnant?

why yes they do. they will probably have morning sickness about the 40day in their pregnancy , the sickness will last about 2 to 3 days max.


When do morning sickness symptoms occur?

Morning sickness usually runs between the 6th and 12th weeks. And, it isn't necessarily in the morning


What percent of pregnant women don't have morning sickness?

Approximately 25% do not have the symptoms of morning sickness in pregnancy.


Can you get morning sickness when you're a month pregnant?

Yes. You can get morning sickness as early as 2 weeks after sex


Why do you not have morning sickness?

A: Morning sickness is often related to pregnancy hormones and how they affect each individual woman.


How is morning sickness diagnosed?

Because it is such a common occurrence, morning sickness is easily diagnosed in pregnant women.


Can the husband get your morning sickness can that be a sign your pregnant?

No The father doesn't get "morning sickness", as there are no hormone changes to his body.


What causes morning sickness?

You typically get morning sickness because your body is adjusting to the rising hormones. Once your hormones stabilize, around the second trimester, your body get used to them and your morning sickness fades.


Does having morning sickness predict the gender of a unborn child?

Some people believe that intense morning sickness is a sign that they're pregnant with a boy, while mild morning sickness means a girl. Other people believe that getting sick in the morning is another sign of a boy, and morning sickness at night a girl.


How do you use the word sickness in a sentence?

Morning sickness is a symptom of pregnancy.He has the sickness.There is a sickness going bout.It is a sickness in her head.


Do all women get morning sickness when pregnant?

75% of prenant women get morning sickness during early pregnancy.


Is it ok not to have morning sickness in pregnancy?

yes everyone has different symptoms and your lucky for not having morning sickness congrats