Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

I don't know why you call it morning sickness, because I was sick all day and night - Soleil Moon Frye

Nausea and Vomiting in Pregnancy

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Stop Calling It Morning Sickness

The trouble with morning sickness is that it's usually treated one of two ways: as a trivial (even amusing) rite of pregnancy passage, or as the potentially life-threatening condition hyperemesis gravidarum, which can land women in the hospital for dehydration (as was the case with Kate Middleton).

In between those two extremes lies the wide, debilitating land of nausea and vomiting that's often part of pregnancy. And that is where I spent many, many miserable months when I was pregnant with my two sons.

Now pregnant with my third child, I am just beginning to see the light at the end of the porcelain-enameled tunnel, and I realize that it's time for us to speak honestly about…

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