morning sickness


Definition of morning sickness

: nausea and vomiting that occurs typically in the morning especially during the earlier months of pregnancy

Examples of morning sickness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During the pregnancy, the comedian suffered the effects of hyperemesis gravidarum (acute morning sickness) even being hospitalized at one point. Bianca Rodriguez, Marie Claire, "Amy Schumer Discusses Her Relationship in an Exclusive Clip From HBO Max's 'Expecting Amy'," 8 July 2020 Ginger may help reduce symptoms of morning sickness! Good Housekeeping, "9 Surprising Health Benefits of Ginger You Need to Know About," 30 June 2020 The waves of morning sickness had subsided, replaced by waves of anxiety. Robin Amer, USA Today, "I was panicking over coronavirus. Then I heard my baby’s heartbeat.," 22 Apr. 2020 Amy Schumer is doing wonderful work on Instagram to bring attention to hyperemesis gravidarum, or extreme morning sickness, by showing the gory reality of the deeply unpleasant condition. Jessica Grose, New York Times, "When Did We Start Taking Famous People Seriously?," 20 Apr. 2020 Aside from a Kate Middletonian amount of morning sickness, motherhood had been relatively smooth. Mary Katharine Ham, The Atlantic, "Parenting Styles Change in a Crisis. That’s Okay.," 8 Apr. 2020 Research shows that ginger helps relieve nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness; morning sickness in pregnancy; during chemotherapy treatments; and post-surgically after anesthetic. Washington Post, "Apples keep you healthy, carrots help your eyes: What science says about such folk remedies," 16 Oct. 2019 In a national survey, marijuana use over the past month among pregnant women doubled from 3.4% to 7% between 2002 and 2017, and the product has been marketed by some marijuana dispensaries as a useful tool to fight morning sickness. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan weed products to get warning label for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding," 29 Jan. 2020 For the most part, there are some pretty major signs to being pregnant: a growing belly, occasional morning sickness, a new fondness for strange food combinations. Leah Groth,, "Australian Model Erin Langmaid Had a Cryptic Pregnancy and Gave Birth in Her Bathroom," 14 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of morning sickness

1803, in the meaning defined above

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14 Aug 2020

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“Morning sickness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of morning sickness

: a feeling of sickness that a pregnant woman may feel especially early in the morning : a feeling of nausea caused by pregnancy

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Medical Definition of morning sickness

: nausea and vomiting that occurs typically in the morning especially during the earlier months of pregnancy

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