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What is morning sickness?

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More than half of pregnant women have nausea and vomiting, especially during the first trimester. Despite its name, you can have morning sickness any time of day. It doesn't mean your baby is sick, and it doesn't hurt you or your baby. Pregnancy nausea is probably caused by the sudden increase of hormones in your body. It's usually mild and goes away about midway through your pregnancy. Some women never feel nauseous during their pregnancy.

From: Morning Sickness WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Morning Sickness."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Morning Sickness."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on January 16, 2019

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American Academy of Family Physicians: "Morning Sickness."

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Morning Sickness."

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health: "Pregnancy: Body Changes and Discomforts."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on January 16, 2019

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