The hormones released by a woman's body during pregnancy
often cause nausea and sometimes vomiting during the pregnancy. Morning
sickness, which does not always occur in the morning, is most common between
the 1st and 4th months of pregnancy.
Vomiting during pregnancy is
more likely to be serious if the vomiting is
moderate to severe (occurs more than 2 to 3 times per
day) or is accompanied by lower abdominal (pelvic) pain or vaginal bleeding.
These symptoms may be caused by an infection,
miscarriage, or some other serious problem.
If you think you might be pregnant, do a
home pregnancy test. For more information, see the
Practice the following good health habits until
you see your health professional:
Eat a balanced diet.
Do not use alcohol or drugs.
Avoid caffeine or
limit your intake to about 1 cup of coffee or tea each day.
clean a cat litter box.
Avoid people who are ill.
Even if the pregnancy test is negative, if you continue to
have pregnancy symptoms, see your health professional to
confirm the results.
Sydney Youngerman-Cole, RN, BSN, RNC
Susan Van Houten, RN, BSN, MBA
Primary Medical Reviewer
William M. Green, MD - Emergency Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Michael J. Sexton, MD - Pediatrics
July 2, 2009
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 02, 2009
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