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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

Motherisk receives questions from around the world about morning sickness symptoms, effects, treatments and ways to cope. Those questions and answers are posted here for anyone to read, provided the reader acknowledges and accepts the proviso and disclaimer below.

When NVP symptoms Don't appear

NVP Counselor
Date: 2003-12-01

Question:
I have heard that a healthier pregnancy begins with morning sickness.I am 6weeks and have yet to start any symptoms of it.I was wondering when the majority of mothers start and at what rate it comes on. I have two girls and had morning sickness with both the 2nd and 3rd month(its been along time ago,though) .I also had a very disheartning miscarriage after about 10 to 12 weeks and never got morning sickness( because it was a toxic pregnancy)..Please share what you know

Answer:
Though 50% to 80% of all pregnant women experience some form of NVP, there are still lots of women who do not experience any and give birth to healthy babies. Also, NVP symptoms can start any time in the early part of the first trimester. Typically, weeks 8 to 12 are the most difficult. At 6 weeks you are still in the early stages and even if no NVP symptoms appear, you should not read too much into this. What's more, no two pregnancies are alike. You do not mention when NVP started in your other 2 pregnancies or whether it continued into the second and third months. NVP nearly always starts in the first trimester. Onset of symptoms later than the first trimester may be caused by something other than the pregnancy. Should symptoms appear in the next few weeks, please call our NVP Helpline for additional information - 1-800-436-8477.

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