What is Morning Sickness? How Long Does It Last?


There are various types of morning sickness, and the hardest type for pregnant women is the one that triggers nausea and vomiting whenever they eat.

This article will introduce types of morning sickness and how long they usually last.

What is morning sickness?

The biggest challenge in the early pregnancy stage is morning sickness. There are various types of morning sickness, but what most pregnant women have is the type that makes them vomit, or feel nauseous, whenever they eat.

The main symptoms of morning sickness are persistent nausea and sometimes vomiting. This may cause the mucous membrane of the stomach and esophagus to get damaged because of repeated vomiting, which causes reflux esophagitis.

For pregnant women who have difficulty in their physical and mental stability during early pregnancy, it is one of the most difficult types of morning sickness.

How bad the morning sickness is and how often you vomit, depends on the individual.

Somehow, even the modern society, no one can prove why the pregnant women get morning sickness.

So, there are individual differences in the symptoms among pregnant women. Some of them may continue to have nausea, others may continue to vomit over and over again. In addition, the cause and time where nausea becomes bad differ greatly depending on the physical condition of the pregnant woman.

How long does morning sickness last?

The big question for women who are in the early stages of pregnancy and for pregnant women who are suffering from morning sickness is the duration of the symptoms.  So how long will morning sickness last?

When does one start having morning sickness?

Many pregnant women often start to have morning sickness around 5 weeks of pregnancy. Also, the peak of morning sickness is between 8 and 11 weeks of pregnancy. However, there are individual differences.

Some women say, “I had nausea after 5 weeks like (getting) car/sea sick. And I started to vomit after 6 weeks.” Others say, “I had morning sickness around the scheduled menstruation, for the first baby. And it happened after 5 weeks when I got pregnant with the second baby.”

When does morning sickness disappear?

Pregnant women who have to fight morning sickness survive the hard days by thinking that “I can do whatever I want when morning sickness is over”.

Morning sickness is usually over after 16 weeks. And this is when a pregnant woman enters into a stable period and feel comfortable. Again, there may be individual differences.

Although some pregnant women continue to have morning sickness after the stable period, it will surely end. The important thing is to learn to cope with morning sickness early in the pregnancy and mind your baby’s health as well as your own.

Learn some tips to cope with morning sickness.

Do you have morning sickness even in late pregnancy?

The belly of pregnant women start to get bigger once they enter the stable period, after morning sickness is over.

However, some pregnant women feel that they still can’t eat anything as before, or even feel nauseous again. They might think, “Am I having morning sickness again?”

As the baby grows into late pregnancy, the stomach and other internal organs are compressed. This causes the mother to have feelings of morning sickness similar to the early pregnancy.

You may feel stomachache and nausea, and actually vomit. This is a symptom called “late morning sickness”. This is the period when the late morning sickness is getting better which happens around the last month of pregnancy when the baby gets down into position.


Morning sickness may be a hard time for pregnant women. But it’s natural and a common part of pregnancy experience.. You need to know that there’s a possibility to have it in the early pregnancy, and late pregnancy as well, in order to cope with it.

The next article will introduce the causes of morning sickness.

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