Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting that happens in the first few weeks of pregnancy and may last to your second trimester.
Even though it’s called morning sickness, it can last all day and happen anytime of the day. So how do you know if you have it? Morning sickness symptoms include nauseous, queasy feeling in the first trimester of pregnancy that many pregnant women liken to see sickness or even a car sickness. It’s a queasiness that often comes in the morning but can surface at anytime during the day or even in the evening.
You may also feel strong aversions to certain smells and foods that are so powerful they can make you sick to your stomach. It can also feel like a seasick. Feeling is often either accompanied or immediately followed by hunger pangs. It can feel like nausea that strikes after you’ve finished your meal, and this nausea is so strong it can lead to vomiting.
What can you do? For most women, morning sickness begins around the 4th week of pregnancy and resolves by week 12 to 14. Watch my next video on some tips for morning sickness. Morning sickness itself doesn’t harm your baby. However, you should see your doctor if: you can’t keep any foods or liquids down, you start to lose weight, you suspect your prenatal vitamin is making your pregnancy nausea worse, you feel dizzy or lethargic, you’re experiencing fever or flu like symptoms. Make sure you consult your doctor if you have any of these.