When Does Morning Sickness Start (and End)?

When does morning sickness start? When does morning sickness end? And what happens for most women?

Ah, morning sickness. That special little treat that often comes with pregnancy. You may be wondering when morning sickness will start once you’ve seen that line on the pregnancy test. Here are some of the details along with some handy links to get you feeling less pukey.


When Does Morning Sickness Start?

The consensus seems to be somewhere in the six to eight-week mark but some women feel awful right from the get-go and some women feel fine all the way through their pregnancies. If you do feel sick, you’re not alone. Over 3/4 of pregnant women experience morning sickness to some degree.



When Does Morning Sickness End?

Again it depends, but the end of the first trimester, around 12 or 13 weeks,  is usually when you can expect to feel better (I’m so sorry if this isn’t applying to you.) Typically, it’s more of a fade out than a hard stop and you just slowly start feeling better until that glorious day someone can say the word ‘tuna’ without you gagging.


What Can You Do About It?

There are many tips, remedies and medications you can take to alleviate some of the symptoms. There was also a study that found a protein linked to morning sickness so fingers crossed that they will be able to come out with something to target it.

If you find that your morning sickness is particularly horrific, you may be suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) and you should speak to a medical professional. It is hardcore and shouldn’t be waved off by people thinking it’s just a cute pregnancy symptom. You should also wave a flag if you’ve had ‘morning sickness’ appear out of nowhere late in your pregnancy as it may be your liver or your gallbladder saying ‘helllooooo, I’m not feeling well’.


When Did Your Morning Sickness Start and End?

I was curious to find out when most women’s morning sickness started and finished. Was it right out of the gate or did it slowly ease in like barfy fog? Let me know in the polls below.


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Related: What Causes Morning Sickness, According to Study

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  • I don’t have HG, so I know there are a lot of people that have it a lot worse, but it’s still going strong in me at 26 weeks. It sucks when people ask “How are you feeling?” with those hopeful eyes, because they fully expect to hear that its gone by now and everything is peachy, but….nope.
    Also….haven’t lost weight at all. That would at least be a positive lol.

  • I know the exact day I conceived . We weren’t trying to get pregnant, but whenever I have sex, I make a note of it on my cycle calendar in case something happens.

    I started barfing three days after that date. I thought it was a stomach bug but then it just kept going, and going, for weeks. I lost 10 lbs in about 2 months.

    Turns out something happened…

  • I only cared when it would stop! The first pregnancy it stopped around week 15 and the second one week 17. FML! And who ever called it morning sickness was probably a guy. I’d call it “all day f***ing sickness” lol. From the moment I got up to the moment I got to bed. The silver lining? I lost 5kg during my first pregnancy during those weeks. Not because I vomited, but because I couldn’t eat or even drink anything (the worst trigger was water the first time around, and anything oily the second time around – not even a teaspoon of olive oil in my food). The most miserable I’ve ever felt, I tell you. I don’t wish it on anyone.

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