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Morning Sickness After the First Trimester

Past the first trimester and still feeling sick? Find out if it's normal and how to curb the nausea.
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May 20, 2019
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Is it normal to have morning sickness past the first trimester? The short answer: yes.

Morning sickness usually starts around your sixth week and ends by your 14th–but like most pregnancy symptoms, it’s different for everyone. Just as some women don’t experience any morning sickness at all (hey, take it up with Mother Nature), some have their head over a toilet for much longer. In fact, women who are pregnant with multiples are actually more likely to experience morning sickness throughout most (or all) of their pregnancy than moms having just one baby.

No one knows for sure what causes morning sickness to begin with, so there is no sure-fire cure. A few quick fixes moms-to-be have tried include: Eating lots of protein and complex carbohydrates, staying hydrated, and brushing your teeth often (to combat the nausea). Still feeling sick? Lots of women wear Sea-Bands around their wrists (elastic bands that apply pressure on acupressure points that help to quell nausea), or turn to alternative medicine options like acupuncture, biofeedback and hypnosis. We recommend keeping some crackers around so your belly is never totally empty and–if you’re still on the verge of puking all the time–stashing a plastic baggy in your purse for emergencies.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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