Ah, morning sickness. That special little treat that often comes with pregnancy. You may be wondering when morning sickness will start once you’ve seen that line on the pregnancy test. Here are some of the details along with some handy links to get you feeling less pukey.
When Does Morning Sickness Start?
The consensus seems to be somewhere in the six to eight-week mark but some women feel awful right from the get-go and some women feel fine all the way through their pregnancies. If you do feel sick, you’re not alone. Over 3/4 of pregnant women experience morning sickness to some degree.
When Does Morning Sickness End?
Again it depends, but the end of the first trimester, around 12 or 13 weeks, is usually when you can expect to feel better (I’m so sorry if this isn’t applying to you.) Typically, it’s more of a fade out than a hard stop and you just slowly start feeling better until that glorious day someone can say the word ‘tuna’ without you gagging.
What Can You Do About It?
There are many tips, remedies and medications you can take to alleviate some of the symptoms. There was also a study that found a protein linked to morning sickness so fingers crossed that they will be able to come out with something to target it.
If you find that your morning sickness is particularly horrific, you may be suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) and you should speak to a medical professional. It is hardcore and shouldn’t be waved off by people thinking it’s just a cute pregnancy symptom. You should also wave a flag if you’ve had ‘morning sickness’ appear out of nowhere late in your pregnancy as it may be your liver or your gallbladder saying ‘helllooooo, I’m not feeling well’.