Symptoms which Accompany Morning Sickness

Posted on Dec 2, 2011 | Morning Sickness News Category | | Print This Article

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We all know and expect to deal with morning sickness during the first trimester. For many of us, those first couple bouts with nausea were our first clue we were carrying a baby.

But what other symptoms can we expect while we’re wading through the next couple months of saltines and sudden rushes to the bathroom sink? Here are some of the more common symptoms which accompany morning sickness during the first trimester of pregnancy:

  • Increase in urination. You should be drinking lots of fluids when you’re pregnant. Even if you don’t, though, the pressure on your bladder will cause you to need the bathroom more often, even when you’re not losing your breakfast. Even a good laugh or a cough can lead to an accident.
  • Sensitive, swollen breasts. Your breasts are in the beginning stages of getting ready to feed your baby (you are planning to breastfeed, aren’t you?). They’re going to be tender, and they’re going to swell.
  • Cravings. You’re going to start wanting certain foods. In some cases, you may want some really weird concoctions. It’s best to hold off on actually trying them until the nausea subsides, though.
  • Aversions. Even the smell of some foods will make you feel sick. These may even be foods you normally enjoy.
  • Heartburn. This can usually be avoided by watching what you eat and eating smaller, more frequent meals.
  • Dizziness. Mild dizziness is normal during your first trimester, and often accompanies the nausea of morning sickness. If your dizziness becomes too severe, see a doctor.
  • Mood swings. If you find yourself high one minute and ready to strangle your partner the next, it doesn’t mean you’re bipolar. Emotional swings are a common symptom during the early stages of pregnancy.

This first trimester is going to be a blur. There’s a lot to do, lots of changes to make, and a whole lot new going on inside your body. Try to relax and enjoy as much of it as you can.

If you experience some or all of the many signs associated with morning sickness and your first trimester, it’s nothing to worry about. Most of these are signs that your baby is developing just fine.  You’ll be fine as long as you follow your doctor’s advice and keep the saltines handy.


Have you experienced any pregnancy symptoms you weren’t ready for or didn’t expect? What advice would you give other moms to be for dealing with morning sickness and other first trimester symptoms?

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