(Closed) Morning Sickness Hereditary?

posted 9 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did your mom have morning sickness/did you?

    My mother had morning sickness, and so did I.

    My mother had morning sickness, but I did not.

    My mother did not have morning sickness, but I did.

    My mother did not have morning sickness, and neither did I.

  • Post # 3
    5654 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I would say that there is very little correlation. The only thing I’ve really known to be hereditary in pregnancy is stretch marks, b/c it has more to do with skin elasticity than “pregnancy”.

    As far as the morning sickness, it’s really just dependent upon each pregnancy. I’ve known moms to not get it with their first one or two, but then have it terrible with later pregnancies, or the other way around.

    I had TERRIBLE m/s with DS, and only constant nausea this go round, and I don’t think my mom really ever had m/s with either me or my sis.

    Post # 4
    691 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My mom didn’t have morning sickness with both me and my brother, but I had morning sickness with a vengence! It hit me at 6 weeks on the nose and lasted until 18 weeks! I had to be medicated around the clock to be able to keep fluids down.

    I hope your genes work in your favor! 🙂

    Post # 5
    2521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I’ve never been pregnant and please don’t flame me.

    I read somewhere that morning sickness is worse in women who are nutritionally deficient in something.  Meaning that the healthier their diet, the less likely they’ll have morning sickness.  I’m not sure how accurate it is but I read that somewhere and there’s a book associated with it.  I wish I could recall where I read it, maybe it was in Fertility, Cycles and Nutrition by Marilynn Shannon.


    Post # 6
    5493 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I hope it’s not heriditary.  My mom was so sick when she was pregnant with me that she last about 10 pounds in her first trimester and gained only about 20 pounds over the course of her pregnancy.  She couldn’t keep anything down.

    Post # 8
    2521 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

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    @Jess1483:  That’s interesting, that may be true b/c the current American diet has a ton of processed foods.

    Post # 9
    7581 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

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    @Jess1483:  I try to only eat organic and my sister eats like crud (lots of frozen foods and goes out to eat all of the time). We both had wicked morning sickness. I lost 25lbs my first tri and she lost 22lbs during hers. 

    So I’m not sure if it had more to do with diet, but maybe genes since her and I were both very sick. 

    I can also say that this is my 4th pregnancy, and I had 3 losses before. 2 of those losses I almost made it all the way through my first trimester. I was the most sick with this pregnancy, so I believe that it might have something to do more with hormone levels than anything else, because this pregnancy was the only time my hormones increased the way they were suppose to.

    Here’s an article about morning sickness:


    Post # 10
    210 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My mum had horrific morning sickness, so did all of my sisters, and so have I : ( Even if you do get it though, there’s plenty you can do to manage it and don’t be afraid to ask for medication from your doctor. I’m on two very safe medications to help.

    Post # 11
    927 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t think it’s hereditary. Usually morning sickness starts around week 7-8 (if you’re gonna get it). 

    Post # 13
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    my mother was hella sick with me and my sis. she had to be hopsitalized and vomitted. but i was just mildly nauseas in my first tri. i am hoping to skip the stretch makrs she got too. heheh

    Post # 14
    2063 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My mother had two perfect pregnancies. I had hyperemesis gravidarum and hospitalized 3 times.

    Post # 15
    4038 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My mother was sick to the point of being hospitalized when she was pregnant with my twin brothers (her first pregnancy). Her mother spent weeks in the hospital when she was pregnant with my mom. Neither of them could keep ANYTHING down. Neither of them had any sickness with their subsequent pregnancies.

    I had pretty wicked “morning” sickness. I had zero interest in any food at all, was nauseous pretty much all the time, and threw up on a pretty regular basis. I lost 10 pounds in the first trimester. The only things I could manage to hold down were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and oatmeal, and I had to make myself eat that. 

    Post # 16
    768 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    i had no morning sickness with my first baby, and HORRIBLE morning sickness with my 2nd. so i think every pregnancy is different..

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