Morning sickness is nausea or vomiting that usually occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy. Despite its name, you may feel nauseated or vomit at any time of day.
It is not understood why some women develop morning sickness, but certain factors such as hormones are involved. Women with high levels of pregnancy hormones tend to develop this condition and have it with subsequent pregnancies. More than half of pregnant women have morning sickness during the first trimester. It usually goes away by the second trimester.
When morning sickness is severe, it is called hyperemesis gravidarum.
NOTE: Please do not take any medications without notifying our doctors, as some medications cross the placental barrier and may cause undue effects on the growing baby.
These steps may help:
Moderate morning sickness may require:
Our doctors will explain the side effects and risks of any medication prescribe.
Severe hyperemesis gravidarum may require:
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