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You may be wondering about whether or not you could be pregnant. Assuming for the moment that it is a welcome moment, the most unnerving part of pregnancy brings up the most common question, “When does morning sickness start?”
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You may have noticed that your period is late, or absent altogether after having unprotected sex. This could be by design (Congratulations!) or quite an unwelcome turn of events (Our Regrets). That’s the big question. Get ready because, for the average pregnant woman, it is on its way.
You may have already found out that you are pregnant as you are already having symptoms of pregnancy. Upon taking a test, you find out that it could be true. So you might find yourself wondering aloud about how soon morning sickness might start?
You could consider yourself one of the lucky ones if it has not started yet. Usually morning sickness starts, on average, before a woman even knows for sure that she is pregnant -and is typically one of the earliest signs.
Usually a woman will start to notice the heightened queasiness and nausea before it ever occurs to her that she is pregnant. If it continues almost every morning and sometimes even throughout the day, you have answered your own question about when morning sickness starts. Usually the first instances of queasiness a few days in a row and a heightened sensitivity to smell is a sure fire sign that it has begun.
Morning sickness can actually occur within the first few weeks after conception. The earliest a woman tends to experience nausea or vomiting is usually about three weeks after conceiving. Any time after that, a woman can be hit with a wave of morning sickness at any time. Some women are lucky enough that their morning sickness is not that bad or they do not have it at all. It all depends on the body’s adaptability hormones progesterone and estrogen that rise during pregnancy.
It is not a bad idea to keep some crackers handy so that if you happen to wake up in the middle of the night feeling ill or wake up in the morning feeling queasy, you can nibble on a little something to settle your stomach before getting up. Moving around early in the morning will just make you feel worse when your stomach is empty. Try peppermint candies to help settle your stomach and try to eat toast and a dab of applesauce to help give you energy but yet keep your tummy from turning.
By the time your pregnancy comes to an end and you are holding a newborn miniature human in your arms, thoughts of morning sickness and symptoms will be long gone. The question of “When does morning sickness start?” will be a distant memory as you slip into your new role as someone’s mother. All of those days of gagging, vomiting, queasiness and lightheadedness will all be worth it.
As a Side Note
One not uncommon ailment suffered by pregnant women -that you should be aware of in order to recognize the symptoms, is the development of gallstones. Some estimates of those pregnant women affected are as high as 10-12%. There are reasons for it and some groups are more susceptible than others. The condition may occur during the pregnancy term or right after. Sometimes corrective surgery is required. Surgery during pregnancy is understandably a concern. The best strategy is to monitor the situation (with your MD) and strive for early detection. Gallstone treatment (non-invasive) has the best chance of success if begun early.
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When Does Morning Sickness Start?