What is morning sickness?
Morning sickness is nausea or vomiting that usually occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy. Despite its name, you may feel nauseated or vomit at any time of day
Why does it happen?
It is not understood why some women develop morning sickness, but certain factors such as hormones are involved. Women with high levels of pregnancy hormones tend to develop this condition and have it with subsequent pregnancies.
When does it happen during pregnancy?
More than half of pregnant women have morning sickness during the first trimester. It usually goes away by the second trimester, when the level of pregnancy hormones in your body falls.
When morning sickness is severe, it is called hyperemesis gravidarum.
NOTE: Please do not take any medications without notifying Dr Gailani, as some medications cross the placental barrier and may cause undue effects on your growing baby.
What can I do to reduce my symptoms?
These steps may help:
What is the treatment for morning sickness?
Moderate morning sickness may require:
Dr Gailani will explain the side effects and risks of any medication prescribed.
Severe hyperemesis gravidarum may require: