Morning Sickness

Memorial Family Care Birthing Center provides recommendations for women suffering from morning sickness and explains how morning sickness can be different for every woman.

What should women do if they have morning sickness?

Many women experience morning sickness, which you should talk to your physician about at every visit until it goes away. For most women it does end, but some women have it through the whole pregnancy. We recommend doing smaller, more frequent meals instead of big meals. Also, having crackers by your bedside and drinking sips of water before you get out of bed in the morning can help. There are medications that your physician can prescribe for morning sickness, and, if needed, we can take care of you in the hospital.

Is morning sickness the same for every woman?

Morning sickness varies from patient to patient. It's not always in the morning. It can be in the evening or anytime of the day. A lot of patients state that after the first 12 or 16 weeks they feel morning sickness resolve and go away. It's very normal to experience being very nauseous. Some people just are nauseous, and some people actually vomit. If the patient is losing weight or it becomes a serious concern with the amount of sickness that they have, then we always have rooms available to admit those types of patients to give IV fluids or whatever the physician may order. Depending on the physician order, we also have medications available to help ease nausea, which may help the patient be able to tolerate food.