Q: What is morning sickness?
A: Morning sickness, also called pregnancy sickness, is nausea or vomiting that occurs in more than half of all pregnant women during the first trimester of pregnancy. It usually goes away by the second trimester.
Severe morning sickness is called hyperemesis gravidarum. Women with high levels of pregnancy hormones tend to develop this condition and have it in subsequent pregnancies. The good news is that it occurs in less than 2% of pregnant women.
Morning sickness is not harmful to you or your baby, but it is no fun either. Here are a few things you can do to make it a little more bearable:
Check with your doctor or nurse before using any health food remedies.
Q: How is it treated?
A: Treatment for mild morning sickness may include both changes in diet and medications prescribed by your doctor.