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Doctor insights on: Does Morning Sickness Mean That I Am Having A Healthy Pregnancy

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Dr. Ralph Wharton
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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If you barely get morning sickness during pregnancy does that mean your having a boy?

No: I wish i had kept a list of these "wives tales". There are some great ones. But no, morning sickness has nothing to do with your baby's gender. ...Read more

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I still suffer from a severe morning sickness one week past a medical pregnancy termination. Does this mean the treatment has failed?

Probably not: It is not uncommon to continue to have pregnancy symptoms. You most likely still have significant effects from the hormones that are still present in your body. Talk with your doctor at your follow up visit. ...Read more

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Up until my late 20s, I would vomit the 1st day of my period every month. Does this mean I will have terrible morning sickness during pregnancy?

Up until my late 20s, I would vomit the 1st day of my period every month. Does this mean I will have terrible morning sickness during pregnancy?

No: The vomiting of the period was a result of the vagus nerve being stimulated during the first day of flow. So called "morning sickness" of pregnancy is a nauseous response to the HCG hormone circulating in the bloodstream. ...Read more

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What is morning sickness during pregnancy usually from, what foods?

IT is not from foods: It is from your preg hormones, some foods can make it worse call your OB to get relief. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about morning sickness that continues throughout pregnancy?

Should I be concerned about morning sickness that continues throughout pregnancy?

Yes: Yes, morning sickness is not uncommon during the first trimester of pregnancy, but after 12 weeks other causes need to be evaluated such as liver disease or GI tract disorders. ...Read more

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Is morning sickness always the first sign of pregnancy ?

No not always: While "morning sickness" is often an early sign of pregnancy it is not always the case. Sometimes just being late with a period may be the only sign that some women have. Other signs that are seen are sudden aversion to certain foods , or altered sense of smell and fatigue as well. Also increased breast tenderness is often seen. The bottom line is self awareness that something may feel different. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Pregnancy (Definition)

There are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Morning Sickness (Definition)

It's the nauseated feeling (sometimes with vomiting) some women get in their first trimester of pregnancy, usually between 6 and ...Read more