When Does Morning Sickness Start? A Brief Guide

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When does morning sickness start? It is a question asked by expecting moms or women trying to conceive. According to GP Dr. Philippa Kaye, “Normally morning sickness starts on 6th week and onwards- almost after a gap of two weeks once you miss your menses”. A lesser proportion of women can feel nauseated much earlier around 2-3 weeks.

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Mothers who feel no morning sickness

One of our frequent readers who never had nausea interrogated us when does morning sickness start? Well, nausea with or without vomiting is experienced by 90% moms. If you feel no such thing you are really fortunate. However, some unfortunate women have to struggle this nauseous feeling throughout their pregnancy.

When does morning sickness start in second pregnancy?

Women expecting the second time asked the same question for their next baby, (when does morning sickness start)? According to Dr. Kaye, “Every pregnancy is unique and may affect a mother in an entirely unique way. You may experience different symptoms in each of your pregnancy”.

When does morning sickness start in the twin pregnancy?

Moms pregnant with multiple embryos are likely to suffer morning sickness higher than single embryo moms. The presence of higher level of pregnancy hormones in twin pregnancies is a contributory factor towards severe symptoms. Also, note that 6-8 weeks is a normal starting time for morning sickness. However, some may pass pregnancy without any such symptom. They are considered as the luckiest women in the world.

Morning sickness and healthier pregnancy

HCG or human chorionic gonadotropin is found to be responsible for causing morning sickness. However, the same hormone is responsible for sustaining a pregnancy. Margie Profet, a biologist at the University of California suggested that morning sickness is a natural alert indicating to alter eating habits and consuming right food. It also protects your developing baby from unfit substances. The whole phenomenon can be coined as an evolutionary adaptation. For instance, a majority of women detest the smell of meat in early months. Since meat is an active site for bacteria and other parasites it could possibly harm the fetus. So evolutionary adaptation can be well understood by the above-mentioned example.

How to cope up with morning sickness?

You can put your all efforts in coping up with this uneasy situation by following these steps:

  • Eat small frequent meals
  • Don’t munch on oily and spicy foods
  • Cold meals trigger less nausea
  • Consume high protein items like almonds
  • Try not to be empty stomach for long
  • Rest and remain hydrated
  • Ginger tea and lemon works wonder

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Sources: made for mums, Forbes, Discover (SCIENCE FOR THE CURIOUS), Babble


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