Font Size
A
A
A
2
...

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 9-11 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 doctor 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.

Must Read Articles Related to Pregnancy, Vomiting

Eclampsia
Eclampsia

Eclampsia, a life-threatening complication of learn more >>

Labor (Signs and Symptoms)
Labor Signs

Early signs of pregnancy labor...learn more >>

Preeclampsia
Preeclampsia Preeclampsia is a serious complication of learn more >>

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Morning Sickness (Vomiting During Pregnancy):

Pregnancy, Vomiting - Treatment

What was the best treatment for your pregnancy, vomiting?


Read What Your Physician is Reading on Medscape

Pregnancy, Hyperemesis Gravidarum »

Nausea and vomiting are common in pregnancy, occurring in 70-85% of all gravid women.

Read More on Medscape Reference »


Medical Dictionary