300 Women Share What Morning Sickness Is Like

300 Women Share What Morning Sickness Is Like

Morning sickness can be one of the first signs of pregnancy. 68% of our audience said they experienced morning sickness, 71% of our audience experienced morning sickness only in their first trimester. We asked our community to share their morning sickness experiences and here are the answers below:

  1. Feeling sick but never actually puked
  2. Nauseous all day every day for the first 18 weeks
  3. Nauseous while getting ready in the morning until I ate food
  4. Only lasted about two weeks thankfully
  5. It wasn’t sickness more of a sour stomach and indigestion that lasted all day till week 17
  6. Horrible lasted until 20 weeks
  7. Threw up 1-2x per day every day from 5 weeks- 12 weeks
  8. HG all pregnancy. Worst thing I’ve ever gone through
  9. Room was spinning as if I were drunk. Constantly throwing up. Couldn’t even keep water down
  10. Felt sick and threw up multiple times a day
  11. No puke. Just extreme nausea from the first meal to end of day
  12. Anytime I road in the car, sick. Greasy foods, sick. I lived on preggie pops.
  13. I had to take Unisom every night and wore a sea band ALL 3 trimesters
  14. Had Hyperemesis Gravidarum in beginning. Now at 22 weeks still nauseous all day long
  15. It wasn’t just morning, mine was mostly in the evening
  16. All day sickness. Magically gone as soon as I delivered 🙂
  17. Saliva would pour out of my mouth like a faucet. Felt like worst hangover 24/7
  18. All day nausea
  19. It’s like being hungover.. but all the time.
  20. It wasn’t just the morning. It was all day every day.
  21. Every day, multiple times a day, was on the verge of HG with both girls
  22. It was hell. I had to get IV fluids during the 1st and 2nd trimester in both pregnancies
  23. B6 + Unisom changed my life
  24. Every morning and nausea on and off all day/night
  25. Triggered by smells and certain food aversions
  26. Threw up in the shower every morning!
  27. Nausea off and on all day, Cheerios were my cure
  28. Had HG the whole time and it was hell- couldn’t do ANYTHING
  29. Puked at least three times every single day for 9 months
  30. WORSE in the evening. Zofran is the only thing that helped me
  31. Constant nausea throughout the day
  32. I’m currently in my first trimester and have night sickness. It’s horrible
  33. It was always worse in the morning or if I had to be in the car
  34. I never threw up but always felt hungover
  35. Would always happen at night- not in the morning.
  36. Constant nausea. Eating small bland meals/carbs helped a little
  37. I got night sickness and did my puking at night
  38. So lucky – felt sick over one weekend at around week 8
  39. Nauseous for first few weeks, puked 8 times in 24 hours. Got on Zofran, found out was twins!
  40. Wasn’t just “morning” would come and go whenever!
  41. It was after 12pm and it would last until 1am. Ate a lot of Jello-O, soups and bread. This lasted 20 weeks
  42. Lost 10lbs initially was sick until 6 months pregnant – started again at 8 months until I delivered
  43. I’d gag over the smell of any food for 4 months straight
  44. Zofran was my lifeline
  45. I had it until 18 weeks. I had to take 3 months off of work it was so bad
  46. Absolute torture. Only happened in the middle of the night 11pm- ON
  47. I only puked about twice but so was just soooo nauseous all of the time during 1st trimester
  48. Throwing up every time I brushed my teeth
  49. Puked every morning. Sometimes while at work. Eating often helped a little
  50. Sick everyday. Terrible gag reflux and awful taste in my mouth
  51. I had an all day sickness and was throwing up all the pregnancy before birth
  52. With my first I had it 41 long weeks, I didn’t actually gain weight. With my second I lost 30lbs
  53. Mine was more so night sickness. I felt sick and would vomit before bed
  54. All day everyday from 6-16 weeks, Nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue etc. Wondered if I’ll ever be normal again
  55. Mine was more so night sickness. I felt sick and would vomit before bed
  56. Just constant nausea but never physically sick
  57. 1st trimester sick everyday. After that sick 2x a week every week until giving birth
  58. Getting sick everyday and barely being able to keep anything down
  59. It was more of an all day sickness. Thankfully I never vomited, just felt nauseous
  60. Severe hyperemesis – was hospitalized multiple times for IV fluids
  61. It wasn’t just the morning. Mine was worst midday and at night.
  62. I had hyperemesis gravidarum for the entirety of BOTH pregnancies
  63. Threw up 5-7 times/ day everyday up to 15 weeks. 33 weeks now and still sick
  64. Coupled with extreme tiredness until 20 weeks!
  65. Horrid
  66. More like all day sickness
  67. Couldn’t take hot showers without triggering it
  68. Puked 14 weeks in a row at 7:30 pm everyday
  69. It came back in the third trimester
  70. Sick all day. Nothing helped but Zofran and Phenergan. Lost 20ish pounds the 1st trimester
  71. It lasted allllll day during the 1st trimester. I lived on toast and scrambled eggs
  72. It was worse with my second and it was 24/7
  73. Found out I was pregnant after throwing up. Then had it all day everyday right up to in-between contractions
  74. Sick all day everyday from 5-20 weeks. Prescribed meds, nothing worked
  75. Nauseous CONSTANTLY. Only relief was sour candy
  76. Puking all day everyday if I did not take medicine
  77. Horrible! I ultimately needed medication in order to be able to work
  78. My kitchen cabinets grossed me out so much, I didn’t cook for 2 months
  79. Nauseous all day every day ( still at 13+ weeks) only threw up a little bit thankfully
  80. More like evening sickness, couldn’t keep dinner down. I would mainly get sick at night time!
  81. I would mainly get sick at night time!
  82. In-laws never believed I had it through all my trimesters because my mother in law didn’t experience it like that
  83. I was sick my entire pregnancy, literally. I threw up the morning I gave birth
  84. Constant nausea. Stronger than car sickness but never vomited
  85. Thankfully nothing life altering. Generally “felt sick” 70% of the day and only craved carbs
  86. Sick so much I wet myself with baby number 2
  87. Mine came in the evenings. I never got sick but I couldn’t eat ANYTHING for dinner
  88. 24/7 sickness, unable to eat think or be myself. No medicine worked.
  89. Felt like a constant stomach flu
  90. Not so much nausea, just a lot of vomiting after eating
  91. Sick multiple times a day at anytime. Fact it’s called morning sickness drove me nuts
  92. Not so much nausea, just a lot of vomiting after eating
  93. Threw up until 20-25 weeks with both kids. Hated food
  94. If someone recommended me ginger one more time I was going to shove it up their @*! . Did not help
  95. Severe HG, ER, fluids, 15 lbs weight loss, suppositories, all the medicine 24/7 for 16 weeks
  96. Had extreme hyperemesis gravidarum I was hospitalized multiple times!
  97. Whenever I had the feeling to vomit it was never food, just saliva
  98. Stopped right when we hit the third month
  99. It’s not just morning. I hate that term it’s ALLLLL day!
  100. Not just “morning” it was 24 hour sickness
  101. Nonstop nausea just wishing I could puke and make it go away
  102. Sudden major bursts of motion sickness. Also, if I left myself get hungry, activates nausea
  103. It was more of mid-day to early evening sickness
  104. Hungry, but I also hated food at the same time
  105. It was like having a hangover everyday
  106. Felt sick everyday, had to eat regularly, wasn’t sick so no relief
  107. Looming nausea all day – sour candy and ginger ale helped
  108. Hunger pains with queasy/nausea to most food and smells (especially meat)
  109. Not necessarily nausea but extra gaggy. Never threw up
  110. All day sickness is more like it
  111. I couldn’t stand the smell of garlic. I was nauseous in the evening not morning
  112. The worst! I had to get nausea bands, meds from doctor. Ginger ale and crackers didn’t help
  113. More like all day sickness
  114. Puked constantly and felt like death until I was put on Phenergan
  115. Couldn’t function without meds. Lost 10 pounds in 3 months
  116. Spent all day nauseous and bloated with no throwing up
  117. Horrible. Nausea all the time unless I was eating something bland and very slow
  118. Nauseous all day with occasional vomiting. Lasted about 15 weeks
  119. Felt constantly hungover – wasn’t actually sick many times
  120. Constant nausea
  121. I experienced morning sickness from 6 weeks to 26 weeks, so tough!
  122. Violently throwing up every morning, nausea during day, throwing up in evenings
  123. Puked, ate my cornflakes went to work. Only stopped the day after baby was born
  124. It was a different type of puke and the force coming up often pushed downwards also
  125. Never threw up but wanted to all day every day until 15 weeks
  126. General queasiness that lasted most of the day but ramped up in the evenings
  127. Puked everyday from 9-9:30 during our daily team call
  128. Lost 33lbs while pregnant
  129. So sick. I couldn’t function! Only food made me feel OK
  130. Threw up for 3 months. All day everyday. Still ate after throwing up. Gross I know
  131. It was 5-6 weeks of feeling constantly on the verge of vomiting. Sleep only “helped”
  132. Could only stomach pasta and pizza for 15 weeks
  133. Sick from 6-30 weeks. Everything made me sick! Threw up so much
  134. Felt like car sickness and a hangover for 15 weeks straight
  135. Picking up dog poop made me puke
  136. Worse was when I puked after eating things I love
  137. Just nauseous all the time, not much of actual vomiting, which is worse
  138. All day long. Mild nausea. Luckily only threw up a handful of times in 1st trimester
  139. It was ALL DAY sickness, nauseous but never really got sick
  140. I actually had NIGHTTIME sickness went to bed feeling horrible every night for 12 weeks
  141. I threw up all day for 9 months. I couldn’t even keep water down
  142. Disaster, always motion sick. Feeling sick everyday especially around dinner time
  143. It was night sickness more so! Started at about 4pm and was worst when in bed!
  144. Nausea and food aversions. Never vomited. Wish I did so the feeling would pass
  145. Got sick everyday before when I started brushing my teeth on the morning
  146. Had it until 18 weeks then it came back at 36 weeks
  147. I would throw up all day and night. Ended up in the ER 6 times for dehydration
  148. Would randomly get sick throughout the day.. no warning!
  149. Couldn’t even hold water down
  150. Felt like the worst hangover (without the fun night before) for 19 weeks…
  151. Diagnosed with HG. Weekly IVs and five daily medicines
  152. Was diagnosed with HG first trimester. Ended up in the hospital for fluids a few times
  153. Unisom and B6 nearly eliminated all of it
  154. All day nausea but could keep it at bay if I ate every 2-3 hours- I had to eat a lot of carbs
  155. Threw up multiple times a week with my daughter. Not with my sons
  156. For me it felt like an all day sickness
  157. Hyperemesis Gravidarum is HARD
  158. It happened at night
  159. Vomiting almost every day through 19 weeks, at all different times of the day
  160. If I woke up hungry I’d barf right away, I had to eat the second I woke up
  161. Mine was at night. Felt nauseous when I was trying to go to bed
  162. It was awful, lost close to 20 lbs
  163. I’m 16 weeks and still puking daily
  164. At 5 weeks I only felt nauseous. At 8 weeks to 15 weeks. I would puke 1-3 times a day.
  165. Hangover nausea almost all day with puking at night
  166. Couldn’t keep anything down for almost 3 months
  167. Just nausea!
  168. All day! And worse in the car
  169. Never experienced morning sickness, but I got migraines all the time
  170. 9 weeks of constant nausea and fatigue. No appetite
  171. It was basically a hangover that lasted for weeks. Thank god second pregnancy isn’t the same
  172. It was all day…
  173. They were different with both. First was at night and it was hard to sleep. Second I wasn’t able to eat
  174. Nausea until about noon. Or until I ate something. Not fun but grateful it didn’t last all day
  175. Just throwing up when I took my prenatal vitamins
  176. Anything cooked even cooled down like pasta made me physically throw up!
  177. My morning sickness was always in the evenings!
  178. Had HG with all three babes. Throwing up 6X + a day until birth with two under two
  179. Hyperemesis with all 3
  180. From the moment I woke up until I went to bed
  181. Constantly nauseous for months
  182. Threw up acid first thing every morning
  183. Throwing up so bad my throat would bleed
  184. Zofran prescription before my 1st prenatal appointment
  185. All day, all night. Week 6 until birth until birth. A dozen hospital visits, so many meds. Sucked
  186. Only actually puked once after eating but usually dry heaved every single morning
  187. Nausea and felt like vomiting but couldn’t
  188. Anytime my eyes were open my brain was on a boat. Everything was a struggle. All day everyday.
  189. Daily vomiting, couldn’t eat green things!
  190. 20 weeks of constant sickness followed by an amazing twin pregnancy! Would do it again!
  191. I couldn’t stand the smell of anything and had no appetite. When I finally would eat something it wouldn’t sit in my stomach 🙁
  192. Constant nausea. Didn’t throw up but omg the nausea would wake me up in the night too
  193. I barely ate for over 4 months. Zofran made it slightly bearable
  194. I would wake up feeling thirsty/hungry/ nauseous all at once. It was not fun
  195. All day nausea could throw up at any time during the day or night for the first 14 weeks
  196. HG was terrible. Nauseous all day and months of puking up most food/drink
  197. All day. Never puked.
  198. They’re right- it’s not morning it’s allll day
  199. Felt hungover
  200. Mostly evening sickness or all day. No appetite, food aversions to everything
  201. It felt like a constant hangover until 14 weeks. Preggie pops were life savers!
  202. Sick all day everyday of my pregnancy!! Pills prescribed did very little. Made me go into early labor from all the contracting of my stomach muscles
  203. Lasts all day!
  204. 19 weeks with my 2nd and still puking every morning
  205. Sick all day every day with my first, literally lost weight. Think I had an undiagnosed HG
  206. Awful, I felt like I was going to die, my pressure dropped really low
  207. Only really got it on weekends and it happened after 10:30am. I t would last all day long
  208. My morning sickness started at 3pm on the dot every day
  209. I couldn’t brush my teeth without throwing up
  210. Whenever I brushed my teeth
  211. Felt sick when my stomach was empty. Threw up brushing my teeth and it was just bile
  212. I couldn’t brush my teeth without throwing up
  213. I was sick breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack time! I lived on saltines and Sprite for months
  214. I didn’t throw but felt nauseous. The whole pregnancy. If I felt nervous I’d gag 🙁
  215. The EVENING sickness. Dinner time was a struggle all first trimester
  216. Only with my second pregnancy and it was pretty much all day for 5 months
  217. I quickly learned that if I ate enough (usually protein) I’d avoid morning sickness!
  218. Horrible with 1st pregnancy, better with 2nd
  219. Lost 5-10lbs. Puked all day for weeks. Literally couldn’t eat anything. Miserable for 2nd trimester
  220. Zofran!!!! Saved me
  221. Puked around three times a day! Miserable!
  222. Sick 24/7 for months
  223. Only really nauseous when I had an empty stomach
  224. Vomiting and dry heaving all day every day. Weeks 5 to 25 then just nausea up to week 41
  225. I got unlucky. I threw up my entire pregnancy up until I gave birth. It was awful
  226. It was so bad! All day sickness, I threw up after every meal, after smelling almost anything
  227. I threw up all day everyday for 2 months in the 1st trimester and on and off for the rest of the pregnancy.
  228. Alll dayyyy longggg
  229. 20 week long hangover feeling. No barfing but terribly nauseous
  230. Nauseous during the day, sick occasionally in the evenings for a few weeks
  231. All. Day. Long
  232. Constant nausea
  233. Couldn’t smell my refrigerator, garage, or my husband’s breath. Never puked though
  234. Morning sickness 24/7. Couldn’t eat or drink
  235. Afternoons
  236. Just nausea all the time. No actual vomit. Ended first day of second trimester.
  237. Afternoons
  238. Just nausea all the time, no actual vomit. Ended first day of 2nd trimester
  239. Hyperemesis both pregnancies! Sick from 4-35 weeks! I lost so much weight and teeth now
  240. Just nausea all the time, no actual vomit. Ended first day of 2nd trimester
  241. Was sick 24/7 throughout both my pregnancies
  242. Random vomiting at any point in the day regardless of what I ate
  243. It was like a hangover
  244. All day sickness. 9am- 3am. Lost 11 lbs. Could barely move for almost 15 weeks
  245. Awful, threw up every day until I finally got a combo of meds in third trimester
  246. Spend weeks and weeks puling all day long. Had to get IV fluid at the hospital a few times!
  247. Got Zofran to help
  248. Never gain
  249. Puked a lot, had anti-sickness tablets
  250. So awful 🙁 throwing up upwards of 15x a day, wound up in the hospital more than once
  251. Lost 20 pounds. Sick until 22 weeks but didn’t have HG because I could still eat
  252. Threw up at least once every single day until the morning I was induced
  253. Gag reflex all day long
  254. Sick and threw up every single day. Had to get Zofran and I still threw up
  255. Mostly just a queasy feeling and horrible food aversions
  256. Just nausea mainly at night but no vomiting
  257. I would get sick when I drank coffee
  258. I was nauseous and had food aversions until 20 weeks. It was debilitating. Needed IV’s twice.
  259. I would get sick when I drank coffee
  260. All day nausea.. food aversions
  261. With my 1st I was sick ALL DAY I could barely keep water down
  262. Never had any. I know how lucky I am
  263. All damn day sickness
  264. All day nausea. Thought of food made me angry
  265. My morning sickness was only at night!!
  266. Worse with my first! Second hardly any
  267. I had HG and it was absolutely horrific! It was so traumatic!
  268. Vomiting up to 40 times a day. Spent most of my pregnancy in the hospital
  269. 3rd trimester, vomiting from 12am-3am every night
  270. Constipation
  271. 24/7 nausea … similar to hangover..whole body yuckiness
  272. Lasted 18 weeks. Heightened in the morning but on and off all day. Big food aversions
  273. A nightmare
  274. It was all day everyday during the first trimester and the beginning of the second
  275. It would describe it as all day nausea and I needed to eat every two hours
  276. Started around 5-6 weeks, I was on 2 medications, could not keep anything down. I had it EVERYDAY until I gave birth. Even on the day I gave birth, in labor
  277. I would get severely lightheaded and dizzy. Made working near impossible
  278. 20 weeks of laying on the bathroom floor. Basically dying
  279. I couldn’t keep anything down! Not even water
  280. Only vomited once, but felt motion sickness the whole
  281. All day every day
  282. Lasted until 14-15 weeks, would vomit every morning without fail
  283. Awful. Vomit and nothing stopped it
  284. Vomited from 7 weeks, everyday multiple times a day/night
  285. No puking but very nauseous ALL DAY LONG!!
  286. Suffered with HG the whole way through. The 3rd trimester also severe reflux and insomnia
  287. I was throwing up 10-15x/day. Currently on 2 IVs
  288. Included motion sickness. Even a 10 minute car ride got me so sick, it was terrible!!!
  289. Worst hangover of my life for 12 weeks straight. Cried every day
  290. I had it every day up until 30 weeks
  291. It was ALL DAY sickness until 20 weeks! Even when going to bed at night. I felt like being sick
  292. Absolutely horrible debilitating, literal nonstop
  293. Vomit. All day
  294. Easily the hardest experience (mentally) of my life. Vomiting all day until week 20
  295. All day all night zero reprieve
  296. A little nausea
  297. Waves of nausea. It used to wake me up in the middle of the night. I’d be so ill!
  298. Lots of dry heaving
  299. Sick and vomiting every day from 6-14 weeks
  300. I would vomit so aggressively, I’d pee myself
  301. With my second pregnancy I have morning and nighttime sickness.
  302. Daily morning vomit as soon as I got out of bed! Then awful nausea most of the day.
  303. Had to advocate for myself for HG – My first provider was unhelpful.
  304. Mine was night nausea. Around the time of making dinner
  305. It was more night time for me! Not usually in the morning. Was so hard to fall asleep!
  306. Started with just nausea after wake up. Turned into mild HG and taking Zofran for 7 months
  307. Couldn’t keep any food down… instantly sick- worst feeling
  308. No vomiting but nausea ALL day long
  309. I would puke up my dinner every night for the first few months with both pregnancies.
  310. Sour stomach like after a night of drinking but that’s about it
  311. I quickly realized I didn’t just have “morning” sickness. Had to google if it was normal. Found out it was HG
  312. Brutal! All day from weeks 5-15, this is my 4th pregnancy and what helped in previous didn’t help in my 4th
  313. Everything smelled and and made me nauseous .. including my husband
  314. I had HG and had 3 ER visits, 1 admittance, lost 24 lbs and couldn’t do anything
  315. Nauseous- no vomiting. B6 was the only thing that helped
  316. All day, everyday. Dx with hyperemesis gravidarum for both pregnancies
  317. Puking in the kitchen sink every day on my way out the door to my full time warehouse job
  318. Migraines turning into throwing up
  319. Nauseous 24/7. Could only eat mangoes. Lost 10 lbs
  320. I puked after every meal. The only thing I could hold down was spaghetti
  321. Felt hungover 24/7 even though I obviously wasn’t drinking. Tired, nauseous, hard to eat..
  322. More like ALL day sickness. Nothing seems to help much
  323. Had HG, and one time I was vomiting so much that a little wee came out. I laugh now
  324. Puking so much I had to get IVs
  325. It would last all day and all pregnancy
  326. More at night than morning
  327. Morning gags and constantly feeling hung over
  328. I had borderline HG, Vomiting 6 times a day, and everything, including water made me gag
  329. Triggers: toothbrush, toast, eggs, peanut butter, water juice
  330. Starving but everything sounds and smells disgusting. Can’t stand the scent of fried food
  331. Nausea and vomiting until week 18. I only ate green grapes and toasted tortilla. No cravings
  332. 3 months on couch, 1 migraine that lasted 20 hours too sick to eat or drink
  333. I dry heaved every morning, then threw up every afternoon/evening and gagged all day for 17 weeks
  334. Constant nauseous/ wanting to gag feeling all day. Not just morning
  335. The smell of coffee. I had to be in the opposite side of the house while hubby made it
  336. Actually was hyperemesis. so lucky it was diagnosed! I was so sick for all 9 months
  337. So sensitive to every smell! All day long for most of my pregnancy
  338. I had hyperemesis gravidarum and was bed ridden for most of my pregnancy
  339. Felt constantly sick snacking on apple sauce saved me
  340. First pregnancy- vomit in the morning then all good! 2nd pregnancy – nausea all day long!
  341. It was more like “all day” sickness that never followed through with vomiting
  342. Would throw up even if I drink water. Nothing stayed in the stomach
  343. Had to be hospitalized because I couldn’t keep ANYTHING down
  344. I couldn’t go into my garage or load the dishwasher. Didn’t matter what time of day!
  345. First baby almost entire time. Second baby, first trimester and sort of getting gaggy again at 32 weeks
  346. Even water was too much! I couldn’t go to work
  347. I had morning sickness all day everyday up until around 28 weeks then it got better
  348. Morning sickness the entire day. Even bright colors made me sick. Nothing helped
  349. Nausea throwing up but was day 24/7
  350. Hyperemesis gravidarum survivor! 24/7 vomiting
  351. Experienced waves of bad nausea without actually vomiting thought the first trimester
  352. It was very overwhelming and for someone who has not had sickness before, it was very hard
  353. I would puke at the smell of food. Lasted until about 18 weeks
  354. It was worse in the evening
  355. I thought I could take on Mcdonald’s breakfast (pancakes) and spewed it up whole outside of the cinema
  356. Projectile vomiting paired with constant nausea starting at week 7. Mine was an all day sickness, some parts of the day it would less
  357. Mine was an all day sickness, some parts of the day it would be less but not very often
  358. I would wake up with thick saliva that would gross me out
  359. Threw up all 3 trimesters, every day both pregnancies
  360. Nauseous all the time but only threw up once!
  361. I had HG! I ended up in the hospital on multiple occasions, it started from 7 weeks and eased at 30
  362. Worse with my daughter, mild compared to many. Just needed to wake up and eat a few saltines
  363. I only threw up a few times, but I would be so nauseated I couldn’t eat and lost 15 pounds
  364. I never really felt nauseous. The urge to puke would just come out of nowhere. SO awful!
  365. Morning sickness came about 6pm almost every day. Vomit then fell better
  366. Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) was vomiting my entire pregnancy .. up to giving birth
  367. I didn’t get morning sickness at all! I got horrible pelvic pain and no one talks about that

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