Morning Sickness

The queasiness is now becoming an "All Day Sickness"

I know it's normal for pregnant women to experience morning sickness. I've had it before on my first pregnancy but now it's different. It came very early and I'm really looking forward to relief.

Anyway, here's some facts about "Morning Sickness":

"Morning sickness" is really a misnomer. (In fact, the technical medical term is "nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.") For some pregnant women, the symptoms are worst in the morning and ease up over the course of the day, but they can strike at any time and last all day long.

About three quarters of pregnant women experience nausea and sometimes vomiting during their first trimester. The nausea usually starts around six weeks of pregnancy, but it can begin as early as four weeks. It tends to get worse over the next month or so.

About half of the women who get it feel complete relief by about 14 weeks. For most of the rest, it takes another month or so for the queasiness to ease up, though it may return later and come and go throughout pregnancy. (From

Home treatment measures for morning sickness:

  • Changing what, when, and how much you eat.
  • Taking ginger, vitamin B6, or vitamin B12, which are known to reduce nausea and/or vomiting during pregnancy.
  • Avoiding foods and smells that make you feel sick.
  • Trying acupressure, which seems to work for some women.
  • Taking doxylamine with vitamin B6, which you can buy without a prescription. Talk to your health professional before taking this remedy. (from
And according to a parenting magazine that I've read last night, eating frequent and smaller meals, not frequently drinking water during meals, and ice chips can help. Have never tried ice chips and vitamin B6 yet but I hope that by the end of my first trimester, this will be over.