How fast do you get morning sickness?

Canada
March 4, 2007 1:49am CST
Do you get morning sickness as soon as you're pregnant, after a few weeks? after a few months? How much time does it take to get morning sickness after conception?
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@mythmoh (3989)
• United States
15 Mar 07
it will be varying from person to person.some wont have morning sickness at all during their pregnancy.but for me it started by 5th week and i had it till the day of the delivery of my kid.but i heard that it will stop after 5 months.it was not true for me.you can control it by having some tablets recommended by the physician.you can control but cant avoid it.For the sake of baby we can bear this.
• Canada
16 Mar 07
I admire how some women will go the extra mile during their pregnancies, doing more than just the necessary stuff. It's a shame when others can't even do the necessary stuff. I think it's very noble of you to say that pain is bearable for the baby's sake, I know a few younger girls who say they won't have kids because they don't want to face the pain of childbirth.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
26 Apr 07
I just thought I'd comment that in my experience it felt like having a very severe case of food poisoning. It started 3 weeks after conception and continued for 4 1/2 months. The only relief was being asleep, but I'd wake every three hours to vomit or dry heave. I didn't keep any food down at all, and had to be feed intravenously at 4 months. I dragged myself to work every day to keep my mind off it, and carried a bucket and cleaning supplies with me, for accidents (since I had to go through 3 doors, one of which was locked to get to the bathroom). The few times that I've had the flu since then, it astounds me that I managed to get through 4 months of feeling like that. I wanted to respond, because I have some sympathy for the women you said were too afraid of the pain of childbirth. I don't think it's so terrible of a woman not to want to put herself through this, or many of the other consequences of pregnancy. Preeclampsia is another nightmare experience that makes morning sickness pale in comparison. Gestational diabetes isn't much fun either. I think you really have to WANT a baby to take all this on (or have no idea what you're in for :) ).
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• Canada
26 Apr 07
I agree with you completely, it is a woman's right to choose what she wants to do with her body. Being a guy, it is easy for me to say this because I will never have to do it, but personally, I think given the value of life, the struggle is a worthwhile one. That having been said, I don't think you are a bad or evil person for not agreeing with that. What you've been through is fairly exceptional though, right? Also most girls who talk about it actually are referring to the birth itself.
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
14 Mar 07
It's different from person to person. When I was pregnant with my son, I got morning sickness pretty early. That was actually my first sign, before a missed cycle or anything. And I had it off and on throughout my entire pregnancy. It was really bad until about 5-6 months. Then again the last three weeks were terrible.
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• Canada
14 Mar 07
You had morning sickness before your first missed period? How could that have happened if the ovum had not been implanted into the uterine lining? Or did it happen so quick that you noticed it before you noticed you were late?
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
15 Mar 07
I've always had irregular cycles. It was too early to say if I had missed one or not.
• Canada
16 Mar 07
Does cycle irregularity affect your fertility? (I would think that it would reduce your ovulation period.)
@seamonkey (1981)
• Ireland
15 Mar 07
I too had it around the clock. In both cases it started after about a month and stayed with me until they were born. As soon as they were out it vanished.
• Canada
16 Mar 07
Around the clock? Did you find it worse soon after you ate? Or did it not matter at all?
• United States
14 Mar 07
Not everyone has morning sickness. I didn't have morning sickness with my first pregnancy but my second one . . . I started getting bad morning sickness around 8 weeks preggo. Most of the sickness went away after the 4th month. I would gag over certain smells for months! ;)
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• Canada
14 Mar 07
It must have sucked to have those terrible cravings, get them satisfied and then vomit.
@palpalsky (900)
• United States
14 Mar 07
its usually within three months
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• Canada
14 Mar 07
Thanks, I'll rememeber that...if I ever find a girlfriend
• United States
4 Mar 07
I think everyone is different but usualy it's during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Some people can get it after a few weeks and some don't get it at all. I've heard of women having morning, noon and night sickness. It could last a few weeks, months or through the entire pregnancy. I think it really depends on how your body adjusts to having the baby.
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• Canada
4 Mar 07
Thanks, I know morning sickness is just a name and it can happen at any time. I was just curious as to how fast it can arrive. Like what causes it, I doubt the sperm hitting the egg causes one to vomit. I assume there is some stage in the fetal development that causes it. So when does it start?