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How do you think you did? Whether you answered right or wrong, having all the facts will help you better understand morning sickness.

Morning sickness only happens in the morning.
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Fact: Morning sickness can last throughout the day. The clinical term for morning sickness is nausea and vomiting of pregnancy, or NVP. NVP commonly occurs throughout the day, often peaking in the morning. But approximately 14% of women experience symptoms only in the morning. Studies show that up to 58% of pregnant women experience NVP throughout the day.1
Morning sickness starts within the first month of pregnancy.
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Fact: Morning sickness usually develops between the 4th and 6th week of pregnancy.1
Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP) is a rare condition.
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Fact: This may be the first time you’ve heard of NVP, which is commonly called morning sickness, but up to 85% of pregnant women have experienced it during their pregnancy.1
I don’t have to contact my healthcare professional if I just have nausea without vomiting.
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Fact: It’s important that you talk to your healthcare professional even if you just have nausea. Some studies have shown that nausea itself is the most distressing symptom of morning sickness. It is recommended that you speak to your healthcare professional any time your symptoms are affecting your well-being or activities of daily living.1
If I already had morning sickness with my previous pregnancy, I won’t have it with my next one.
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Fact: Studies suggest that about one-half to two-thirds of women who had morning sickness in a previous pregnancy will have similar symptoms in a later pregnancy.1

 

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References:

  1. 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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What does NVP stand for?

NVP is a medical condition called nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

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More than saltines and ginger ale

Tips for coping with morning sickness and NVP.

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Talk to your healthcare professional about your morning sickness symptoms and options that are safe for you and your baby.