morning sickness


Definition of morning sickness

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

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And earlier this month, Noe — after somehow avoiding morning sickness and having an otherwise uneventful pregnancy — delivered two healthy babies, a boy and a girl. Washington Post, "A woman carried twin babies for her twin sister, who has a genetic disease. They were born healthy this month.," 19 June 2019 Everyone's advice about morning sickness was to eat crackers and bread and simple carbs. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "7 Ways to Feel Better in Your First Trimester From People Who Have Been There," 31 May 2019 Those who suffer from morning sickness tend to salivate excessively. Samantha Lefave, Redbook, "20 Gross Things Every Pregnant Woman Secretly Does," 22 May 2017 Amy Schumer Amy Schumer, who has been suffering from intense morning sickness, or hyperemesis gravidarum, during her pregnancy, challenged the notion that pregnant women should always be glowing with just one simple Instagram post. Glamour, "18 Times Celebrities Challenged Beauty Standards by Sharing Their So-Called 'Flaws'," 6 Apr. 2019 Schumer suffers from hyperemesis gravidarum, which is basically a supersized, super-horrible morning sickness (TBH, even that's an understatement) that comes with vomiting, nausea, dehydration, and food aversions. Marisa Lascala, Good Housekeeping, "5 Times Amy Schumer Got Real About Pregnancy in Her Netflix Special 'Growing'," 26 Mar. 2019 While morning sickness is super common, experts aren’t entirely sure what causes it. Korin Miller, SELF, "8 Vomiting Causes to Consider Next Time You’re Really Sick," 18 Jan. 2019 Willing to put their body through nine months of hormonal fluctuations and morning sickness and stretch marks and back pain, not to mention the bodily trauma of delivering a baby vaginally or via C-section, both of which take weeks to recover from. Danielle Mcnally, Marie Claire, "5 Women Get Candid About Why They Chose to Carry Someone Else’s Child," 1 Oct. 2018 Estrogen, another hormone that increases during pregnancy, may also cause morning sickness, the Mayo Clinic says. Korin Miller, SELF, "6 Gastrointestinal Issues That Can Affect You During Pregnancy," 14 Dec. 2018

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1844, in the meaning defined above

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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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