What is morning sickness
About half of all pregnant women report feeling nauseous during pregnancy. It's due to a combination of a drop in blood sugar levels and/or fluctuating pregnancy hormones. And it can be really, really tough.
Morning sickness is caused by a drop in blood sugar levels and/or fluctuating pregnancy hormones. Morning sickness is actually considered a sign of a healthy pregnancy.
Morning sickness often subsides around 14 weeks
Morning sickness usually makes an appearance about six weeks after the last menstrual period, and in most women disappears at around 14 weeks. For a few, however, it lasts nine months, or makes an unwelcome return in the last few weeks of pregnancy.
Some pregnant women find their sense of taste and smell becomes more acute than normal, with some previously innocuous smells, such as cooking smells or perfume, turning their stomach instantly. Some report a sudden aversion to foods or flavours they previously enjoyed, such as coffee, vinegar or pepper. Many notice a metallic taste in their mouth. Some are mystified to find that they feel slightly sick and ravenously hungry at the same time!
Unfortunately, there’s no one miracle cure for morning sickness , but click here to find some suggestions of what might help.