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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) ForumMotherisk 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.
NVP Symptoms and Effects
I am only 3 weeks pregnant. I am 24 & this is my first pregnancy. Because of NVP, I don't feel like eating anything. So, I dont have the strength to do anything. I was so active before; & now I feel so lazy & I don't feel like doing anything. I have a severe backache & body pain too. Is it normal to experience all these symptoms at this early stage of just 3 weeks?
Unfortunately, NVP is known to affect between 50% to 80% of all pregnant women and the symptoms and intensity vary greatly. Most women experience NVP during their first trimester (including the first 3 weeks).