when does morning sickness end

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When does morning sickness end is a question that comes up often from women who are in the midst of dealing with morning sickness.

Unfortunately, there is no universal answer for this because every woman’s body responds differently to being pregnant.

For most women, morning sickness will last anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks.  It usually starts around the 6th week of pregnancy and for most will completely diminish by the 14th week.  However, there are those women who have symptoms of morning sickness much earlier and will continue way past the 14th week.

There are even an unlucky few who suffer with morning sickness for the entire duration of their pregnancy.

The severity of morning sickness also varies greatly from person to person.   Some may only experience slight nausea throughout the day but never have the need to vomit, while others will spend a good portion of the day praying to the porcelain Goddess.

Morning sickness is a very difficult time for many expecting women, and unfortunately it is a part of pregnancy that most of us cannot avoid. 

Supercharged hormones are the most likely cause of morning sickness, and on top of the hormones, the mother’s body is changing in a huge number of ways, all of which serve to create this sick feeling so much of the time. 

The good news is that there are some proven ways to take the edge off the sickness, many of which are simple over-the-counter remedies that can be found easily online or in any drug store.  The first of which is the all-time favorite: ginger.  Ginger, in many forms, can take the painful edge off of the sick feeling.  It is the nausea that most aggravates women and ginger is known for having a very soothing effect on the stomach and for calming nausea. 

Ginger can be taken in several forms, including ginger ale, ginger chews, raw ginger and ginger tea.  These all make for wonderful mood-lifters and can calm an upset stomach. 

The next best thing beyond ginger are your common, every-day Saltine crackers (or any other very dry and salty cracker).  The Saltines can settle an upset stomach, just like they would if you had the flu and were trying to calm your body and put something into your stomach.  Women’s stomachs during pregnancy are double-edged swords—constantly wanting to eat for the growth and nutrition of the baby, yet also sick-feeling much of the time so that there is hardly any middle-ground. 

Try eating a few dry crackers before getting out of bed each morning.  They will help to absorb some of the acid in your stomach and help to alleviate some of the nausea you feel in the early morning hours.  You should also keep some handy as a light snack throughout the day.

So when does morning sickness end?  We can only give a range but no one can pinpoint an exact time when morning sickness will end for you.

As uncomfortable as you may be, continue to experiment with various remedies until you find one or a combination that work to bring you some relief from your morning sickness.  And always try to keep a positive attitude knowing that morning sickness is only temporary and at the end of your journey you will have a beautiful baby to love for a lifetime.

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