When Does Morning Sickness Start?
Just discovered that you’re pregnant? Huge congratulations! You’re at the beginning of what is going to be an awesome journey. Hopefully, right now, you’re not feeling unwell – and if that is the case you’re probably wondering: when does morning sickness start?
The fact is that morning sickness is a difficult beast to predict and can come at almost any time during pregnancy. If you’re feeling unwell already we’re here to say, in the words of the great Tom Jones, it’s not unusual. You’re certainly not alone. But while it’s normal to experience morning sickness – it’s also totally normal if you don’t.
Our Pregnancy Timeline will give you an idea of when morning sickness typically tends to make itself known. It’s very much a guideline – no two mothers, or pregnancies, are the same.
Generally speaking, the first trimester is the time when nausea will hit. By the second trimester, more often than not, your morning sickness symptoms will be in decline – petering out to nothing by the time the third trimester comes around.
Take a look at our infographic for more information.
When does morning sickness start?
Want to find out even more about morning sickness? There are some brilliant personal blogs out there jam-packed with further reading for in-depth insights.
Check out Girl Tweets World for a no-holds-barred review of the infamous First Trimester (the cravings, the smells, and the knowledge that “This too will pass.”) . Then take a look at this candid post on Emma’s Diary for advice on how to deal with nausea (sneak preview: eating, fresh air and rest could be your new best friends). And for Third Trimester morning sickness worries, we recommend Practical Parenting as an excellent place to start; there you’ll find advice on friendly foods, and facts to explain what’s what.
You can also share your own experience in the comments section. We’d love to hear what morning sickness tips have worked for you.Check out or guide to bonkers baby names here and more posts about pregnancy here.