How Long Will My Morning Sickness Last?

One of the most talked-about symptoms of pregnancy is also one of the most common symptoms of pregnancy. Experts tell us that as many as 70 percent of all women will have some amount of morning sickness during their pregnancy. Usually this morning sickness happens in the first trimester, and drops off by the time the woman hits the second trimester. In some cases, however, it may last all the way through the pregnancy.

Morning sickness doesn’t always manifest itself the same way for every woman, either. Yes, many women experience nausea in the morning. However, A pregnant woman can feel nausea due to her pregnancy at any time of the day, not just in the morning. For some women, morning sickness may only occur in the afternoon, for example. For a few unfortunate women, morning sickness can pretty much last all of the time, with some women having all day long morning sickness. There really is no set time of the day that all women will experience morning sickness, and there is no uniformity as to how long morning sickness lasts during the day.

The severity of morning sickness will vary from one woman to the next, as well. Some women will have severe nausea and even vomiting. Other women may just feel whoozy a few times a day. In other cases, morning sickness may be so severe that it really interferes with a woman’s pregnancy.

The good news here is that, no matter how morning sickness is presenting itself in your pregnancy, it’s eventually going to go away. It can’t last forever. It might last right up until your baby is born, but even the most severe morning sickness will typically disappear within a day or so after giving birth.

If your morning sickness is prolonged, or is accompanied by severe vomiting, you should speak with your health care provider. If your morning sickness lasts much past the first trimester, you should also speak with your health care provider. It could be that there is some other problem, other than normal pregnancy related morning sickness, that is causing you to feel ill.

Leila Pereira
Leila Pereira
I work in occupational therapy and occupational science. I specialize in early intervention pediatrics for children from birth to three years old; with an emphasis on children with autism. My goals are to support the achievement of developmental milestones in your child while collaborating with caregivers & parents; including play skill development, education, leisure, rest and sleep, feeding, nutrition and social participation. Licensed by the California Board of Occupational Therapy

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