5 Common misconceptions about pregnancy-related morning sickness
- Morning sickness occurs only in the morning
The fact: morning sickness can occur any time through the day, but it's common in the morning due to elevation of pregnancy hormones in the morning after waking up.
- Morning sickness disappears after the 1st trimester of pregnancy
The fact: although many women feel better when they start the 2nd trimester of pregnancy (after 12-14 weeks of pregnancy), but some pregnant women may suffer morning sickness through the entire pregnancy.
- Morning sickness occurs only with the first child
The fact: morning sickness can occur with any child; even with all children.
- Morning sickness causes harm to the baby
The fact: the usual morning sickness causes no harm to the baby, but in severe cases of nausea and vomiting (medically known as hyperemesis gravidarum) it may affect the baby, so medical consultation is required.
- If you have morning sickness, it's a strong evidence that you will have a male baby
The fact: there is no connection between incidence of morning sickness & the gender of the baby.