Morning sickness… Just sick and tired

woman in brown jumper with arms over her stomach like she is feeling sick
Feeling hungover and you haven’t so much as sniffed a drink in weeks? Welcome to morning sickness, which *spoiler alert* is not just reserved for early in the day, as Yvonne Walus explains.

It isn’t pretty

Morning sickness is a term that describes vomiting, dry retching, or nausea that occurs during pregnancy. Horrible as it may sound, up to 80 percent of pregnant women experience the symptoms at some point in their pregnancy – so if you’re one of them, you’re not alone.

The condition usually begins 4 to 6 weeks after your last period, manifests at its worst between 9 and 16 weeks, and all but disappears by the end of the first trimester… Unless you’re one of the 10 percent of unlucky women who continue to have symptoms until Delivery Day.

Research indicates that morning sickness is more common in first pregnancies, in multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc), and in women prone to motion sickness. 

It can be amplified by fatigue and stress, as well as by not eating enough carbohydrates.

Fortunately, doctors agree that mild nausea and vomiting won’t cause any harm to you or your baby. So when should you become concerned? The Mayo Clinic recommends you contact your doctor or midwife if the vomiting is severe, you can’t hold down fluids, you’re losing weight,  you’re feeling dehydrated or dizzy, your urine is dark, or your heart races. . . SUBSCRIBE HERE AND READ THE FULL STORY


What else will you learn in this article?

Experiences vary…

It’s not just for the AM…

Now, for the mystery… why is this happening?

Remedies for relief…

Here’s why you’re so tired all the time…




By Yvonne Walus


BUMP & baby is New Zealand’s only magazine for pregnancy and early babyhood. Our team of mums and mums-to-be understand what it’s like to be pregnant in this connected age, and that’s why BUMP & Baby online is geared toward what pregnant women and new mums really want to know.