When Does Morning Sickness Start?

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 | Articles Category | | Print This Article

Morning sickness occurs in 50 to 80% of new mom’s to be. It’s unfortunate that for many, the morning sickness will strike all through the day and not just in the morning. Most cases of morning sickness start between the 4th and 6th week of pregnancy and lasts until the 14th to 16th week. An easy way to calculate this would be 5 or 6 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period.

The morning sickness can be accompanied by other signs of pregnancy like backaches, constipation, darkening of areola (breast nipple), excessive salivation, exhaustion or feeling sleepy, food cravings, frequent urination, headaches, increased sense of smell, lower abdominal cramps, and/or tender or swollen breasts.

Should I Worry If Morning Sickness Doesn’t Start for Me?

While it is said that morning sickness is a sign of a healthy pregnancy, the lack of it does not mean that there is anything wrong with your baby or pregnancy.

Some research shows a correlation between lack of morning sickness and a higher incidence of miscarriage, but there is also just as much research indicating that the correlation is not there.

If you are concerned about the lack of morning sickness symptoms, a quick talk to your doctor could help to alleviate some of your fears. Most women who experience no morning sickness symptoms carry to full term. So, if you don’t have morning sickness, take the early months to pamper yourself and enjoy the early part of your pregnancy!

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