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How to Cope with Morning Sickness

By Marisa Iallonardo
Reviewed by Elizabeth Eden, M.D.
March 07, 2022

Morning sickness is nausea and vomiting typically experienced in early pregnancy—it’s pretty well known on the list of common pregnancy symptoms. But just because it’s expected doesn’t make it any pleasanter.

Despite the name, morning sickness can hit at any time of day. “For me, it was all-day, near- constant nausea that increased in duration with each pregnancy,” says Kristen Bonistall, who lives in Westchester County, New York, and experienced morning sickness with all three of her pregnancies.

“I would feel ill and nauseous most days,” says Haydee Gomez of Tarrytown, New York, who had morning sickness throughout the first trimester of her pregnancy with her son. “I was also hypersensitive to smells, which did not help my situation, as I was commuting and taking the subway to work.” Haydee occasionally even vomited on the train, forcing her to make pre-work pitstops to change her outfit at a clothing store that (fortunately!) opened early.

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