During the 4th and 5th week of my pregnancy with my twins, I naively thought that I would escape morning sickness (https://www.mother.ly/child/no-apologies-necessary-raising-twins-is-uniquely-amazing). I had heard and seen friends go through it and truthfully, I was scared. I was also confused about how it would feel and how it would affect me. I’d seen friends turn pale and run in desperation to the washroom. I’d seen colleagues keep a bucket beside them throughout their entire pregnancy. On the flip side I’d see some waltz through pregnancy without a hiccup, and that’s what I thought I was getting into.
Morning sickness is a term to describe the nausea and vomiting that happens during roughly 50-80% of pregnancies. The term morning sickness is in fact a misnomer, as symptoms can happen at any point in the day – many practitioners now refer to it as Nausea and Vomiting during pregnancy (NVP). (https://www.todaysparent.com/family/family-life/starting-over-nazlia/)
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