Post # 1
Everyday like clock work. If I am having a good day it hits with a vengence at like 4:30 or 5:00 pm. It just doesnt make sense to me. Morning sickness in the morning makes sense bc you have spent the last 8 hours (in my case 10 hrs :)) laying down on an empty stomach. But I get it in the evening. I don’t know if anyone had any insight on this. I can always count on pulling over on my way home from work to throw up. I started packing plastic bags in my car haha.
Post # 3
Yeah, the idiot who named it “morning sickness” was obviously a man and / or had never experienced it before. It was 24/7 sickness for me.
Post # 4
I’m not sure anyone really knows the exact cause of morning sickness in general.. there are of course theories.. but I bought a book all about it and it goes over multiple theories but does not pinpoint one as fact. Hormone levels, blood sugar levels, and many other things were discussed as possibilities. I wish there was a specific reason though because I too suffer from much worse evening sickness than morning. I can’t even tell you how many nights I’ve woken up only to spend 2 hours in the middle of the night on the couch drinking ginger ale. It’s terrible. I suppose it’s been nice for work but starting Sept 1st I will be working later (12-8:30) and I’m very nervous, because on bad days, from about 6pm on I am completely incapacitated. I think it’s safe to say the only thing that is going to help us is time 🙁
Post # 5
The name “morning sickness” is really a myth. Some woman do have it in the morning, some in the afternoon, some at night & others have it all day long!
Post # 6
You should also be aware that it doesn’t necessarily disappear after the first trimester either…
Post # 7
Morning sickness is just the name you can get it any time of the day or night. It would be nice if it was just confined to the morning.
Post # 8
Mine seems to have gone away in the last few days, but when I did have it it was all day every day. Actually though, I always most easily ate my breakfast. I could get most of that down. Any other time of day was terrible though, especially dinner.
Post # 9
I would always get sick at around 2am. I could be sleep, and find myself at the toliet.
Post # 10
Whoever decided to call it morning sickness was an idiot. Mine is equally bad in the morning and at night, and I sometimes get a small amount of relief for about an hour during the mid-afternoon. The rest of the day is awful. I tried googling why they decided to call it morning sickness in the first place, but I didn’t find any great answers.
Post # 11
I used to get sick in the morning, be fine throughout the day, and get sick at night after dinner. It’s mostly from all the progesterone in your system, which has nothing to do with what time of day it is. Unfortunately, “morning sickness” can be quite unpredictable as to when it hits you. I rarely got sick in the middle of the day, but morning and night could be equally as bad for me.
Post # 12
It isn’t really morning sickness. It’s just first trimester sickness. blah.
Post # 13
My definition would be the same as flamingred’s… I felt gross pretty much all day / night every day / night until about week 11!! If you work during the day maybe your little one is just being considerate and trying to let you get through your work day before making you reach for those bags, lol!
Hopefully you’ll be feeling better soon!!
Post # 14
It happens whenever. I am starting to feel better during the day, but now I can’t keep my dinner down. = (
Post # 15
I cringe when people use the term “morning sickness” because that’s not what I had at all. It’s such a misnomer. I had late-afternoon-through-the-entire-evening-sickness. I know a lot of people that have no problems in the morning. Strange stuff.
Post # 16
Thanks girls! Its just so funny how the body works. I am on my own little scik schedule internally and I have no control over it.