Morning sickness

Pregnancy Symptoms and Pains

Morning sickness

Many women feel sick or throw up during pregnancy. It’s usually worse during the first 12 week of pregnancy.

What are the symptoms?
Some pregnant women experience changes in taste or find that they can’t eat certain foods or cope with some smells which can lead to nausea and vomiting. But everyone is different – you’ll need to find out what makes you feel sick and try to avoid those things. 

What causes morning sickness?
Hormone levels increase in the first 3 months to help maintain the pregnancy – but these increases can cause women to feel sick or throw up. Most women feel better by 12–16 weeks.

How to cope with morning sickness?

If your nausea and vomiting is severe and doesn’t improve after trying the above tips, your doctor may recommend a short-term course of an anti-sickness medicine, called an antiemetic, that’s safe to use in pregnancy.

When to get medical help?

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