Morning sickness is also known as "Nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP)". It is a common condition usually early in pregnancy that happens in up to 70-80% of all pregnancies and potentially affects the health of the mother and fetus if it is severe. Hyperemesis gravidarum, on the other hand, is a more severe form of morning sickness/nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and often requires hospital admission and intravenous IV hydration treatment .
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Morning Sickness: Tips For Coping

When does morning sickness start? And more importantly, when does it stop? Between 50-80% of pregnant women have morning sickness, and it happens in about 70-80% of pregnancies. ... more »
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Good News About Morning Sickness!

About 60-80% of all women experience some degree of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, according to a British journal on nursing.  A new study from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), a branch of the National Institutes of Health in the US, suggests morning sickness ... more »
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Sex and the Five Trimesters of Pregnancy

  You’re probably thinking there only three trimesters of pregnancy, right?  After all, “tri-“ means three but it could mean that there are five distinct three-month periods associated with pregnancy and each one affects your sex life in distinctly different ways. Sex and the Pre-Pregnancy Trimester ... more »

Enjoy Herbal Teas During Pregnancy for Health and Pleasure

People in China have been drinking tea for at least 5,000 years, first as a medicinal beverage and then, centuries later, for pleasure.  During the age of global discovery in the Middle Ages of the last millennium, explorers from Europe spread the custom of drinking tea around the world. ... more »
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Breastfeeding Reduces Mom's Risk of MS Relapse

In 2014, NPR reported on a woman who realized in the throes of morning sickness that she didn’t have any MS symptoms; her story led to discovery of a link between the hormone estriol and MS. ... more »
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Hyperemesis Gravidarum Is A Potentially Serious Pregnancy Complication

Hyperemesis gravidarum is a serious medical condition in pregnancy which requires immediate medical treatment. ... more »
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15 Ways to Survive Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum is nausea and vomiting on steroids. It's awful - just ask anyone who's had it. It’s good that the condition is recognized with a day of its own. ... more »
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May 15th is Hyperemesis Gravidarum Day. Who knew?

I was surprised to learn that Hyperemesis Gravidarum had a day to call its own and pleased that this unpleasant condition has been recognized as a serious problem. Here are 15 facts about hyperemesis gravidarum. ... more »
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NYC Charmed by Pregnant Kate Middleton and Prince William

Kate Middleton and Prince William arrived in New York City on December 7 to begin a whirlwind tour of the Big Apple. The ever-dazzling Duchess is in the second trimester of her second royal pregnancy. ... more »
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27 Ways to Tame the Morning Sickness Monster Without Drugs

Morning sickness is such an expected symptom of pregnancy that nausea and vomiting are used in movies, on television, and in books to hint at a woman's condition. Expected or not, it can be pretty miserable. ... more »