Expert Advice: Fast Facts Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Morning Sickness
Facts Every Pregnant Woman Should Know About Morning Sickness
Celebrity moms are opening up about morning sickness – a real medical condition that affects up to 85% of pregnant women in the U.S.
Despite their wealth and fame, pregnant celebrities are as susceptible to morning sickness as any pregnant woman. Recently, celebrities have been increasingly open about sharing their experiences with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy both in the media and online.
The fact that morning sickness is no longer a taboo topic in Hollywood is good news for the estimated 3.4 million pregnant women in the U.S. who suffer from the condition each year. Nausea, vomiting, gagging and retching, ranging from mild to severe, can make daily life miserable and it is undoubtedly helpful for them to know that they are not alone.
For most women, morning sickness symptoms resolve by 14 to 16 weeks. However, some women suffer throughout their pregnancy and as many as 95% of them experience symptoms well beyond the morning.
Because morning sickness is so common, doctors may underestimate its impact and women may believe that it is an inevitable part of pregnancy. However, this is simply not true.
Take a look as Lisa Masterson, MD, joined me to discuss what pregnant women can expect during pregnancy and to share helpful tips for managing morning sickness symptoms.