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How Normal Is A Morning Sickness-Free Pregnancy?


How Normal Is A Morning Sickness-Free Pregnancy?

“I never had morning sickness, the summer I was pregnant was the best ever,” writes Circle of Moms member Brittany E.

I had nothing at all either. No morning sickness, no cravings, hardly any weight gain (14 lbs), [lots of] energy, [and] no mood swings,” shares Kristina B.

Before you cry, no fair!, remember that many women who don't get sick when pregnant spend a lot of energy worrying if everything is going alright. The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists attributes morning sickness to increasing hormone levels, but doesn't offer a very satisfactory explanation for its lack. That omission in understanding can cause a pregnant woman who isn’t sick to wonder if her pregnancy is getting enough hormonal support. 

“I am 13 weeks pregnant,” writes Shannon H. “Not once have I had morning sickness? Is something wrong?”

Not at all, reassure other moms, including Kande. She had no morning sickness throughout her pregnancy, and a “linebacker” appetite. “Some people warned that lack of morning sickness means that you have a ‘weak’ pregnancy,” she posts. But at 26 weeks and still with no illness, her doctor reassured her "that both the baby and I are healthy as can be.”

Ashley echos the sentiment that “Nothing at all is wrong with you or your baby," and reminds moms that "Every pregnancy is not going to be exactly the same." She had no morning sickness and reports that she and her baby were "completely fine." Now four, her child is still "very healthy."

Her statement is backed up by Dr. Gerald M. DiLeo, an obstetrician practicing since 1981 and former chief of medical staff at Lakeview Regional Medical Center in New Orleans, LA. Dr. DiLeo regularly answers questions at BabyZone.

“Nausea is a common symptom of pregnancy – but not the only one. Yes, many pregnant women experience nausea in their first trimester, and even beyond. But there are those lucky few that don’t experience nausea while pregnant. Just because you don’t feel nauseous doesn’t mean that something is wrong with your unborn baby. If you’re still concerned, don’t be shy about setting an appointment with your healthcare provider to reassure you that you and your baby are just fine.”

Once your doctor gives you a clean bill of health, follow the advice of other moms.

Don’t worry. Be thankful you’re not puking your guts out every morning,” advises Amber.

“It is perfectly normal. Consider yourself one of the few lucky moms,” states Lindsay.

Image Source: by Sean Dreilinger via Flickr/Creative Commons

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