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Pregnancy, Vomiting (cont.)

Vomiting During Pregnancy Symptoms

Morning sickness: Some women experience nausea and vomiting only in the morning. The majority of women have nausea on and off, all day long.

  • A pregnant woman may also note increased saliva, increased sensitivity to certain smells, and changes in the taste of some foods.

  • Symptoms usually begin four to eight weeks after the woman's last menstrual period, peak at about 11-13 weeks, and go away by 14-16 weeks into the pregnancy.

  • Fever, diarrhea, and severe abdominal pain are not associated with nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. If these symptoms occur, be sure to talk with your healthcare provider because it may be something other than morning sickness.

Hyperemesis gravidarum: This condition occurs when a pregnant woman has ongoing vomiting that results in weight loss greater than 5% of her body weight, and evidence of dehydration. Hyperemesis gravidarum is an extreme form of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy that sometimes requires hospitalization. It is different from, and much worse than morning sickness.

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