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The Motherisk Nausea and Vomiting of Pregnancy (NVP) Forum

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Forum > NVP Symptoms and Effects: Varying symptoms of NVP
When NVP doe NOT occur

NVP Symptoms and Effects
Date: 2002-01-14

Question:
I have recently found out that I am pregnant. I was immediately thrilled...but am now very worried because I am not nauseated. I am in my 6th week only and I know that morning sickness strikes usually around the 7th to 12th week. I have read everywhere that nausea is a good indication of a "secure" pregnancy (less chance of miscarriage) When should I worry about not getting "morning sickness"?

Answer:
Although NVP is quite common in the first trimester, it surely doesn't apply to all women. Twenty to fifty percent of pregnant women may experience no NVP. Consider yourself lucky and enjoy your pregnancy, remembering that symptoms could still appear in the next few weeks. Even if they do not, please do not worry. Miscarriages in the first trimester are statistically reported to be between 10 percent to 15 percent with or without NVP, while the baseline risk for birth defects is between 1 percent to 3 percent for all pregnancies.

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