When does morning sickness start?

  • When does morning sickness start?

      When does morning sickness start?

    Morning sickness symptoms typically start around week 6 of pregnancy towards the middle of month 2. No wonder it's one of the first telltale signs you're expecting — that's only a week after your hCG hormone levels have risen enough to produce a positive pregnancy test!

    How long does morning sickness last?
    For the vast majority of expectant moms, nausea and vomiting typically subside between weeks 12 and 16 of pregnancy, with symptoms at their worst from weeks 10 to 16. 

    Morning sickness remedies

    While the only way to get rid of the queasies is to give it some time, a few strategies can offer morning sickness relief:

    • Stamp out offensive smells
    • Rest and de-stress
    • Try alternative remedies, like acupuncture
    • Keep your mouth squeaky clean

    Foods for morning sickness
    A pregnancy diet that's high in protein and complex carbohydrates is not only good for baby, it can also help keep nausea at bay. Think whole grain toast and peanut butter, or hard cheese and crackers. Steer clear of greasy and processed fast foods, which are hard to digest and can make morning sickness worse.

    Wondering what to eat for morning sickness? A few of the best foods when you’re nauseous and vomiting during pregnancy include:
    Bland, easy-to-digest solids. Bananas, toast, rice, pretzels and applesauce are relatively palatable foods that may help you fit in some calories.
    Almond milk. A glass of cold almond milk has been touted to help settle an upset stomach and quell heartburn. 
    Soups, smoothies and shakes. It’s often easier to drink your vitamins and nutrients, especially if the liquid’s icy-cold. If you can’t stand water, try sucking on a Popsicle for hydration. 
    Carbonated drinks and some herbal teas.
    Water-packed fruits and veggies. If fluids make you queasier, try eating solids with a high water content. Melons are often a good choice. 
    Ginger. Numerous studies have shown that ginger really does reduce nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. You may find even the smell of fresh ginger calms an upset stomach.
    Citrus fruit. Many people find the smell and taste of lemons and oranges comforting during pregnancy. Sour sucking candies or a sniff of freshly-cut lemon may be your ticket to relief.
    Peppermint candies. Sucking on peppermint-flavored candies sometimes helps relieve nausea.