Definition of morning sickness in US English:

morning sickness


  • Nausea in pregnancy, typically occurring in the first few months. Despite its name, the nausea can affect pregnant women at any time of day.

    • ‘About two-thirds of pregnant women suffer from morning sickness, which can actually last all day and night!’
    • ‘The exact cause of morning sickness is unknown, but it is probably linked to hormone changes that occur naturally in pregnant women.’
    • ‘Talk to your doctor if morning sickness lasts past the first three months of pregnancy or causes you to lose weight.’
    • ‘Pregnancy often results in the occurrence of morning sickness in many women.’
    • ‘By then I was already pregnant with son number 2 and suffering from violent morning sickness.’
    • ‘If morning sickness makes you miserable, talk with your doctor about medication to treat nausea.’
    • ‘Apart from morning sickness in the early stages, the rest of her pregnancy had been trouble free, so she was shocked when at 32 weeks her body started to swell up.’
    • ‘Whilst some women never get it at any time in the pregnancy, most experience at least some mild morning sickness.’
    • ‘Kathy is apparently suffering from severe morning sickness.’
    • ‘However, a recent review in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology concluded that morning sickness can often be treated quite safely with a natural approach.’
    • ‘Ginger syrup is a traditional remedy for morning sickness in early pregnancy.’
    • ‘Then came the bouts of morning sickness, then the arguing over names.’
    • ‘In the first couple of months after we found out that she was pregnant, she suffered quite badly with morning sickness.’
    • ‘She was still in her first trimester, so she wasn't showing yet, but she was suffering from morning sickness.’
    • ‘Surging hormones, however, have long been blamed for women's morning sickness and other pregnancy side effects.’
    • ‘Claire wakes up the next morning and runs into the bathroom to throw up, she has been getting quite bad morning sickness and is fed up of it.’
    • ‘Now she's dealing with morning sickness and scheduling prenatal visits.’
    • ‘Widely known as morning sickness, feeling or being sick during pregnancy normally occurs from about the sixth until the fourteenth week of pregnancy.’
    • ‘Admittedly, my pregnancy wasn't great - all day morning sickness put paid to that - and the birth was no bed of roses either.’
    • ‘As additional bonuses, ginger tea helps relieve the morning sickness of pregnancy and diluted it is good for infant colic too.’
    sickness, biliousness, queasiness
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morning sickness

/ˈmôrniNG ˌsiknis//ˈmɔrnɪŋ ˌsɪknɪs/