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Morning Sickness

The nausea and vomiting women experience during pregnancy or ?Morning Sickness? can happen anytime of the day, even though it is called morning sickness. The hormones of pregnancy have a role to play in inducing morning sickness, which probably explains why those expecting twins have more morning sickness.

health and fitness Updated: Aug 26, 2003 15:22 IST
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The nausea and vomiting women experience during pregnancy or “Morning Sickness” can happen anytime of the day, even though it is called morning sickness. The hormones of pregnancy (increased hCG levels) have a role to play in inducing morning sickness, which probably explains why those expecting twins have more morning sickness. Beyond this it is not very clear how or what triggers morning sickness. Multiple factors may contribute.

Do all women experience morning sickness during pregnancy?

No. At least one third of the pregnant women do not seem to experience this. This is normal too. There is no definitive evidence to suggest the presence or absence of morning sickness has an impact on foetal health.

When does morning sickness start?

Mothers-to-be begin to experience this any time from four weeks to six weeks of pregnancy. It usually lasts till the fourth month. Some women experience morning sickness through their pregnancy.

Whatever one eats seems to come out. Will Morning Sickness lead to nutritional problems for the mother or the foetus?

Usually, no. Dehydration is a possibility. A very small percentage of pregnant women are affected by an aggravated form of morning sickness. Unless you feel that bouts of nausea are severe and you are losing weight, there is nothing to worry about.

(Source: Webhealthcentre.com)