Causes of Nausea during Pregnancy


How does nausea affect me during pregnancy?

Nausea (feeling of sickness) and vomiting during pregnancy, which is commonly known as morning sickness, is a very frequently encountered problem. The term morning sickness is deceptive as it can occur at any time of the day or night, and some women might feel sick all day long. Even though it is unpleasant, the good news is it does not put your baby at any increased risk and mostly resolves by 16 to 20 weeks of pregnancy. However, about 1 in 10 women continue to feel sick after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

How common is morning sickness?

Tiredness, nausea and vomiting are common during early pregnancy. Approximately 80% of all pregnant women feel sick during the first 12 weeks and about 50% of all pregnant women experience vomiting.

Can nausea be a good indication for pregnancy?

There is nothing to worry, as research has proved that nausea and vomiting can be a sign of a healthy pregnancy as it signifies that you are experiencing the normal surge in hormones necessary during this stage.
Some of the experts have even proposed theories that nausea during pregnancy can:

How do I manage nausea during pregnancy?

In order to manage your early symptoms, here are some changes you can make to your diet and daily routine:

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