What is morning sickness?Morning sickness refers to the nausea and vomiting that many women experience during pregnancy. Despite its name, morning sickness can occur at any time of the day or night. It's most common in the first trimester of pregnancy but can continue into the second trimester or, for some women, last throughout the pregnancy. The exact cause of morning sickness isn't known, but it's likely related to the chemical changes in the body during pregnancy, including high levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), changes in estrogen levels, and an enhanced sense of smell causing sensitivity to odors.
Symptoms of morning sickness can range from mild to severe and may include:
- A feeling of nausea, often when waking up in the morning
- Nausea or vomiting triggered by certain smells or after eating certain foods
- A general feeling of being unwell
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