You’ve just found out you’re pregnant and now what you really want to know is: when does morning sickness start?
To be honest with you, every woman is going to experience morning sickness differently. Here are some points about morning sickness for you to remember as you navigate through your pregnancy.
What Is Morning Sickness?
Morning sickness can vary from person to person, but generally, it’s classified with nausea and vomiting.
Some women have extreme fatigue that accompanies their morning sickness. Other women will have digestive issues aside from nausea and vomiting.
Morning Sickness, It’s Just in the Morning Right?
First of all,
Morning sickness doesn’t just start in the morning and magically clear up by lunch time.
Some women are unfortunate enough to experience morning sickness throughout the day. While a small percentage of women experience morning sickness in the morning, the remainder will experience it anytime during the day.
You may find that your morning sickness comes and goes on a particular schedule.
- Some women experience the more severe morning sickness symptoms during their lunch or after dinner.
- Other women have said that their morning sickness occurs if they don’t eat frequently.
- Some women only experience morning sickness after they’ve just woken up.
As you can see morning sickness can happen at any time of the day for any reason. The important thing is to find out what type of schedule your morning sickness will follow so that you can plan your day accordingly.
When Does Morning Sickness Start?
For most women morning sickness is going to start anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks.
Some women will experience morning sickness as early as their first missed period.
If you are at about 8 weeks and still wondering “When does morning sickness start?” then you probably won’t get it. One thing is for sure: once it starts you will be wondering, “When does morning sickness end?”.
The First Trimester
Most women experience the bulk of their morning sickness during their first trimester.
Morning sickness lasts about 3 months on average! This doesn’t mean that as soon as you start your second trimester morning sickness ends (I know, I’m sorry).
You can have some comfort in knowing that the morning sickness will eventually end.
The Whole Pregnancy
Some women aren’t very lucky and end up having morning sickness their entire pregnancy. There is no real known reason why some women get morning sickness for the whole pregnancy while other women never get it.
If you are one of the unlucky ones who gets morning sickness for your full pregnancy, just try to remember that you won’t be pregnant forever!
I’m Sick All the Time: What Do I Do?
So, you have morning sickness. Welcome to the club. It’s not a fun club, but at least you know you’re not alone.
If you’ve taken my advice up to this point, you’ve figured out what kind of schedule your morning sickness likes to work. My morning sickness was on a strict “every time I ate” schedule.
This meant every time I ate I was going to get sick. I never had to ask “When does morning sickness start?”
I had it all the time. If I ate, I had to make sure I was close to a restroom.
My best friend’s morning sickness operated on a different schedule. Her morning sickness decided that it wanted to work if she didn’t eat every two hours.
She couldn’t eat a lot of food because then her morning sickness would kick in. So to work around her morning sickness she had to eat a few bites of food every few hours, mealtime never actually happened because of her morning sickness.
Now that you know when your morning sickness starts you can plan for your day.
Morning sickness won’t stop you from living your regular life during your pregnancy. If your morning sickness starts during your first trimester and never stops, by the end of your pregnancy, you’re going to be a professional at dealing with morning sickness.
Pack a Morning Sickness Bag
I always kept a toothbrush and toothpaste, a new shirt, some breath mints, and ginger chews.
What did you pack in your morning sickness bag? When did your morning sickness start?