How long does morning sickness last?
So many readers reach out, groaning, wondering: How long does morning sickness last? As a general rule morning sickness starts at about 5-6 weeks from the last menstrual period, but it can start earlier, and lasts until about 12 weeks. There are some unfortunate women to whom morning sickness can last until the end of their pregnancy. Morning sickness is a misnomer as most women who suffer from morning sickness, whether mild or severe, will suffer all day. Severity varies from person to person and from pregnancy to pregnancy in the same woman.
If you are suffering from morning sickness and you are vomiting frequently or loosing weight because you can not eat, you should see your caregiver. There are now medications that can be used to help control morning sickness. If it is uncontrolled it can cause problems for both you and the developing fetus.
When you’re asking the nagging question about how long does morning sickness last, you can read a few hints in our list of morning sickness remedies too!
Dr. Linda Ducholke, a mother of two, has been a successful Family Practitioner with Obstetrical privileges for the past 20 years. The main focus and passion of her practice is obstetrics and childcare.