Signs of Morning Sickness
Sure, everyone talks about morning sickness, but what does morning sickness feel like? Morning sickness symptoms generally tend to be the same in every woman affected by morning sickness: nausea and vomiting. However, the degree to which you experience these symptoms varies from woman to woman and even from pregnancy to pregnancy.
Some women only feel nauseous but never vomit, while other women just can't keep any food down. For a few women, extreme morning sickness can plague them throughout their pregnancy. Known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), this severe form of morning sickness can be quite serious and even lead to hospitalization, although this is rare.
Morning sickness symptoms generally show up between the fourth and sixth week of pregnancy. By the start of your second trimester, though, the worst of your morning sickness should be over. However, some women continue to feel nauseous from time to time throughout the rest of their pregnancy.
Despite its name, morning sickness can occur at any time of the day, although many women find that the morning is when they are the most affected by it. Between 50 to 80% of all pregnant women experience some form of morning sickness. While those without any morning sickness symptoms may worry that there is something wrong with their pregnancy, often this is not the case. If you're worried, though, then make an appointment with your doctor to discuss the issue.