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Morning Sickness

Pregnant women often experience bouts of nausea and vomiting upon awakening in the morning; the condition is commonly called “morning sickness,” and it is one of the earliest indicators of pregnancy. The term “morning sickness” is something of a misnomer, as pregnant women can experience these symptoms at any time of day. Morning sickness usually abates towards the end of the first trimester of pregnancy. A wide variety of home remedies may be used to treat morning sickness, including eating cabbage or soda crackers, though doctors may prescribe anti-nausea medications to help stabilize the unsettling symptoms. Over-the-counter anti-nausea medicines may also be helpful.