Morning sickness is considered a normal part of pregnancy and affects up to 70% of mums-to-be in their first trimester in its milder forms1. It can strike at any time of the day or night and is characterised by bouts of nausea and occasional vomiting. For a small number of women, this can extend into their pregnancy longer than others.
An even smaller number of women (1.5%) will experience extreme symptoms requiring hospital admission. This is known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum.
There are lots of things you can do to help manage your symptoms and you’ll be glad to hear that regular morning sickness usually gets better when you’re around 16 - 20 weeks pregnant2.