Anyone NOT get morning sickness??

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
419 posts
Helper bee

I didn’t. I haven’t vomited sober since I was 4 though. I just don’t (exception- college, tequila) For a week i felt like i had been on a boat sometimes, if I hadn’t eaten in awhile. But it went away if I ate something.  BTW the stats for morning sickness would count me as having it since i did feel quesy for a short time. But I don’t really count it and I doubt you would.  People don’t talk about things NOT happening to them, so you never noticed probably. 

Note – if your mom didn’t have it and you don’t tend to vomit you very well won’t have it. And even if you do for many women it’s over by end of first trimester. Some people are just more likely to throw up then others. Downside to NOT being sick is I gained like 6 pounds first trimester because i always was hungry (instead on nausous) so meh. Either wayt there is something not awesome happening


Post # 3
132 posts
Blushing bee

I only had it when I was pregnant on my son – all the way through in fact. I never had it when I was pregnant on my daughters didn’t even feel queasy! 

I kept a packet of ginger biscuits with me at all times when I was carrying my son. That seemed to help!

Post # 4
943 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you pop into the December Babies board, you’ll see that there is a mix. I personally have had awful MS, that is starting to ease up (I randomly only vomit on the weekends, now), but other bees have posted that they haven’t had anything… To the point of wondering if that’s a bad thing! 

I won’t sugarcoat it for you, it can be miserable. BUT I’m finishing up week 9 and the past week hasn’t been so bad, so it may not take up as many weeks as you think if you DO get it.

Post # 5
1734 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1998

Some women have awful morning sickness, but they are by far in the minority. I’ve found that many women who complain of the same symptoms I’ve had are just telling it in a more dramatic way, which can also serve to scare the shit out of people. I would describe my morning sickness as “moderate” overall.

The percentage of those who get morning sickness — either just the nausea or also throwing up — ranges anywhere from 50 to 90%. While it may seem like small comfort, it is associated with a lower risk of miscarriage (i.e., women who don’t have morning sickness are considered about 3 times more likely to miscarry — though obviously of never- sick women carry to term)

As for my experience: I’m 14 weeks and I’ve had both nausea and vomiting. Mine started at about 6 weeks, and I will say that it felt like the flu for 4 or 5 days (so if you have sick time at work, consider saving up; if you don’t work, not gonna be that big of an impact). On those days, my nausea largely DID last all day…but I found it was because I was trying to hold back from vomiting. Honestly, the greatest relief sometimes was just hovering over a garbage can, thinking of something gross, and then it was done. I felt much better for the rest of the day, and it’s a tactic I’ve used since (at my worst, I usually threw up 1 – 2 times a day).


I will say that for ME, it was not the same type of throwing up as when I’m sick. When I had the flu, I’d suddenly get the urge and be like, “Oh God! Here it comes!” With morning sickness, I’d feel queasy and crappy for a while, and it would progressively get worse. I always had time to make it to the bathroom, it was always over quickly, and it was never that bad.

I just threw up yesterday…the first time in 10 or 11 days, during which time I felt great. The bigger issue there was that I hadn’t eaten in about 6 hours.

My best advice is: try and eat or drink something every 2 – 3 hours. The hunger I’ve felt during pregnancy is different than what I felt before…it is far more urgent. And get plenty of sleep. I was at a convention over the weekend, so I barely slept, which probably made my MS worse. Doing that will save you a lot of pain.

I realize that you were mostly looking for non-vomiters and people who didn’t have nausea. All I can say is: at 6 weeks, I thought I was going to die. I said to my husband, “I’m not sure if I can do 6 or 8 more weeks of this.” For the most part, morning sickness comes in waves.

7 – 9 weeks was great, no nausea at all. Then it came back in a more infrequent, more mild form for a few weeks. Honestly, I see it as a minor inconvenience. Even if you DO get morning sickness, and it seems bad at the start, for most people, it will not stay at that level. Mine let off quite a bit right after 7 weeks.



Post # 6
683 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

fridaythe13bride:  I didn’t have morning sickness, but I think the last time I threw up from being sick was in 1st grade!  I did however throw up 5 times while i was in labor bc of the pain!  Totally took me by surprise!

Post # 7
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I didn’t not once through my pregnancy- except for when I had some sweets & sprite & the combination made me sick 🙁 x

Post # 8
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I had it with my son but not with my daughter.  I didn’t puke a lot, but I was nauseous all the time with him.

Post # 9
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

In my first pregnancy, I got slightly nauseated for a few weeks…maybe threw up half a dozen times during my whole pregnancy. It was really quite nice.

My second, current pregnancy however. I have been SO freaking sick this time. I’ve been on medication for it, but had to stop because of the other side effects. I am 20 weeks tomorrow and still struggling (although it seems to be getting better).

For me, I have to eat pretty constantly to avoid being ill. A HUGE part of my nausea and vomiting is that I constantly have an awful taste in the back of my mouth. NOTHING with make it go away, so that makes me ill. The one thing that helps some is gargling with bakingsoda and water, but again, that can sometimes aggrivate my gag-reflex and make it worse again.

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Post # 10
753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Not to burst your bubble, but I would say a large majority of people have morning sickness. My mom had no morning sickness at all and I have hyperemesis gravidarum. So, I don’t think comparing it to your mom will tell you how your pregnancy will be. I’m still sick at 17 weeks. It started at 4 or 5 weeks. I’ve been so sick that I’ve gone to the ER and I’ve been hospitalized for dehydration. I also have a Zofran pump that I have to wear 24 hours a day. So, I hate to scare you, but you just never know what your MS will be like. I would be prepared for anything to happen. 

Post # 11
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Tomato22:  Ditto. As in all things pregnancy related, you cannot compare what your mom’s pregnancy was and expect to experience something similar. Even one pregnancy to another in the exact same woman can be night and day.

Post # 12
715 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Knock on wood, no morning sickness for me yet.  I’m almost 8.5weeks.  My sister on the other hand is 10 weeks and last week had it bad.  But her first pregnancy with my nephew she barely had any trouble.  So only time will tell how you’ll handle it.  Also, I hear that even if you feel nauseous you won’t necessarily have to throw up.  Just keep eating frequently.  Crackers and Ginger ale.   Good luck!

Post # 13
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m 15 weeks today and haven’t had any morning sickness yet.  I went into pregnancy expecting to have it really bad only because I typically have a really sensitive stomach but I’ve felt great.  My only “symptom” so far has been some heartbert, but that goes away with a couple of tums.  I know I might not be in the clear yet to not get any type of morning sickness, but I’m happy to have made it this far!

Post # 14
2254 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

My FSIL hasn’t had morning sickness yet and she’s on her second trimester. I think it all depends on the person…. that woman is hungrier now than she was before she was pregnant and that says a lot! 


Post # 15
1108 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

keesl: “I haven’t vomited sober since I was 4 though. I just don’t (exception- college, tequila)”<br /><br />LOL, I am SO with you! I didn’t get it with my first pregnancy either. Only 6 weeks into my second now and nothing yet – knock on wood.

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