Morning sickness is more than just feeling sick

Emotional and Economic Impact

While the vomiting, retching, and nausea can be very distressing, morning sickness can also dramatically affect your home life, relationships, work schedule, and emotional well-being. Numerous studies have shown the significant impact morning sickness had on the lives of pregnant women.

In a 1998 study of 611 US respondents, morning sickness impacted them in the following ways

Studies have also shown that pregnant women who work feel the effects of morning sickness:

Pregnant women who work are impacted by the effects of morning sickness


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  2. Gadsby R, Barnie-Adshead AM, Jagger C. A prospective study of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Br J Gen Pract. 1993;43:245-248.

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