What is morning sickness?

Pregnant women with morning sickness usually experience nausea, sometimes coupled with vomiting.

Do all pregnant women experience morning sickness?

Every woman’s body is different and whilst some women claim to have no morning sickness whatsoever, there are others who may have it quite intensely – sometimes lasting for many months. Most pregnant women experience some degree of morning sickness, usually during the first trimester of pregnancy.

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Does morning sickness occur in the mornings only?

No, morning sickness can occur anytime during the day and not just during the morning period. It is important to note that morning sickness is not a ‘sickness’ or illness. It is just one of the discomforts of pregnancy that is believed to be caused by an increase in one of the hormones, namely the human chorionic gonadotropin hormone.

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