Nausea During Pregnancy

Nausea is a common symptom of pregnancy and is usually considered a key characteristic of morning sickness.  Nausea may be experienced during pregnancy with or without vomiting.

What causes nausea during pregnancy?

Nausea is accounted for by the sudden increase of hormones.  Additionally, it is believed that your gastrointestinal system also contributes to the problem.  Other triggers of nausea may be emotional stress, fatigue and severe headaches.

When does nausea occur during pregnancy?

Although nausea is commonly associated with morning sickness, nausea may occur at any time of the day or night.  It is most common during the morning, but don’t be surprised if you are experiencing it at other times.  It is most common during the first trimester and usually escalated between weeks 2 and 12.  More than likely your nausea will subside or lessen by the 14th to 16th week of pregnancy.

How frequently does nausea occur?

Nausea is a common symptom of pregnancy and is experienced by approximately 70% of all pregnant women.  It usually affects mothers-to-be throughout their first trimester.


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