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Morning sickness is one of the common symptoms of pregnancy. It normally starts during third or fourth week of pregnancy and continue up to the first trimester. With start of second trimester or after 13 weeks, you can get relief from morning sickness. Many women believe that morning sickness can occur only during morning time, but it can occur any time in the evening or night. You can feel more during morning time when blood sugar level is down. Morning sickness cause the feeling of nausea and vomiting during initial stage of pregnancy. Sometimes it may also cause light headache in some women. Normally, morning sickness is a good sign and indicates that your pregnancy is in progress. Morning sickness is not harmful usually. It can be harmful only if vomiting occurs continuously, which may cause reduce in water level of the pregnant women. In such case, you should not wait longer and immediately contact doctor for taking right precautions.
Reasons for Morning Sickness during PregnancyApproximately 60 to 80 % of women feel morning sickness during their initial stage of pregnancy. In initial stage of pregnancy, change in hormone level in women’s body can cause vomiting and depression. Some research says that that morning sickness is a protective mechanism for pregnant women from ingesting potential harmful items like teratogens or abortifacients.
Duration of Morning SicknessMorning Sickness causes nausea and vomiting. It may last for initial 12 weeks during pregnancy. You can find reducing effect of nausea and vomiting with start of second trimester. It is not certain and may vary from woman to woman. Some women can fill nausea and vomiting throughout their pregnancy period, but it is very rare. Some women can feel it with some cooking or food smell. If they find smell from such things, she feels like vomiting. This may last throughout pregnancy period in many women.
Excess vomiting cause by Morning SicknessIf you find excess vomiting and you cannot be able to eat anything. You should immediately contact your doctor. This syndrome is known as hyperemesis gravidarum that means excessive vomiting in pregnancy and it is very rare. It can be treated and not very complicated if you take treatment immediately, otherwise it may cause malnutrition, dehydration and other complications. It may harmful to you and your baby if you will not take right treatment at right time.
Morning sickness will not affect your baby if you eat a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids including water and fruit juices.
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