How potentially severe is your morning sickness?

Your score is 0

The potential severity of
your morning sickness is mild

Just because your morning sickness is mild, doesn't mean you shouldn't talk to you healthcare professional. Your healthcare professional can discuss how to manage your symptoms. Because your symptoms can change over time, the way you manage them may need to be modified. Take the PUQE2 test regularly and work with your healthcare professional to monitor your symptoms and impact on quality of life.

Many women develop a way of coping with their symptoms thinking that their method will work for them. It is important to set up an appointment with your healthcare professional to discuss your PUQE score and overall quality of life to ensure that your symptoms are well controlled.

This PUQE Score calculation is for information purposes only. You are encouraged to talk to your healthcare professional about all of your symptoms. Your PUQE2 score could help with those discussions.

The PUQE-24 score is calculated by adding assigned values of each answer, (1) to (5), results ranging from 3-15. This validated scoring system was developed from the Rhodes scale to establish a clinically relevant method for evaluation of the severity of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy within the clinical practice and research.2

PUQE-24 Score: Mild ‚ȧ 6; Moderate = 7-12; Severe = 13-15

In the last 24 hours, for how long have you felt nauseated or sick to your stomach?2
  • Not at all (1)
  • 1 hour or less (2)
  • 2 to 3 hours (3)
  • 4 to 6 hours (4)
  • More than 6 hours (5)
In the last 24 hours, have you vomited or thrown up?2
  • 7 or more times (5)
  • 5 to 6 times (4)
  • 3 to 4 times (3)
  • 1 to 2 times (2)
  • Not at all (1)
In the last 24 hours, how many times have you had retching or dry heaves without bringing anything up?2
  • None (1)
  • 1 to 2 times (2)
  • 3 to 4 times (3)
  • 5 to 6 times (4)
  • 7 or more times (5)
On a scale of 0 to 10, how would you rate your well-being during the time you experienced nausea/vomiting?2
Worst possible before pregnancy
The best I felt before pregnancy
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
How many weeks pregnant are you?
  • 1 to 4 weeks
  • 5 to 8 weeks
  • 9 to 12 weeks
  • 13 to 16 weeks
  • 17 to 20 weeks
  • More than 20 weeks


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  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.
  2. Ebrahimi N, Maltepe C, Bournissen FG, Koren G. Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: using the 24-hour Pregnancy-Unique Quantification of Emesis (PUQE-24) scale. J Obstet Gynaecol Can. 2009;31(9):803-807.

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