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Nausea

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Nausea and queasiness can begin quite early in pregnancy. Nausea can strike at any time of day. Some women report that morning is the worst (when their stomach is empty), others say the afternoon or evening and some women feel queasy all day long.

The cause is really unknown. Rising levels of hormones are one possibility (progesterone and hCG). The hormone progesterone causes the muscles in the gastrointestinal tract to relax and thus slows down the entire digestive process - this can cause bloating and gas which will contribute to nausea. Some women also develop an increased sense of smell in early pregnancy, so certain odours (like coffee, cigarette smoke, perfume/cologne or cooking foods) can cause waves of nausea. Avoid places with smells that trigger nausea, ask someone to take over the cooking if certain aromas trigger that unsettling feeling.

Low blood sugar or swings is another possibility, especially if you are skipping meals because you are queasy. This will cause your blood sugar to drop and will worsen any nausea you already have. It may be difficult to force yourself to eat when you are not feeling well, but remember that it may actually help. You need to break the cycle. Eat small meals and snacks throughout the day, never let yourself get hungry. Eat before you are hungry! Soda crackers and milk seem to quite helpful between meals. Also be sure to get enough fluids.

Stress is another possible cause. There are often a flood of differing emotions in the journey toward pregnancy and motherhood. Make sure to take good care of not only your physical health, but your mental and emotional health aswell.

For the majority of women the unpleasantness of pregnancy related nausea tends to subside around the end of the first trimester.

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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  • 2 weeks ago » Nisha44 said:
    i have a running nose
  • 3 weeks ago » lettletts said:
    8 days since sex and I feel very nausea ,bloated, sick to my tummy very tired
  • 3 weeks ago » phil4.13momma87 said:
    I'm 9dpo now and has nausea for a few days now but today was the worst. This TWW is killing me.
  • 4 weeks ago » #3girlBella said:
    just made my kids bacon and almost threw up, the smell! and I never did that before
  • 5 weeks ago » Shoch38 said:
    7 days past o an I'm experiencing headache, leg cramps, sleepiness an yesterday I was dizzy an sick to my stomach
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