3. Almost anything can set it off – like the sensation of brushing your teeth.
Does it still count as good dental hygiene if you’re taking breaks to spit into the toilet?
7. Now you’re pregnant, you have developed SMELLING SUPERPOWERS. And everything you smell makes you nauseated.
12. You have resigned yourself to the fact that, while travelling, anything about your person – your handbag, your cardigan, some shopping you just bought – will eventually serve as a sick-bag.
13. Morning sickness can be so bad that you have to take time off work.
14. And the worst part is, it normally starts before you’re ready to share your news of your pregnancy with your employer.
15. Some pregnant women don’t even get morning sickness, which can make them worry that there’s something “wrong” with their pregnancy.
16. But you don’t always throw up. Sometimes you just walk around retching attractively.
17. Other times you’re bowled over by dizzying and debilitating waves of nausea, wishing you could throw up, because at least you’d get some relief.
18. Often, this nausea can feel quite a lot like hunger pangs, so you don’t know whether to stick your head in the toilet, or eat all of the bread.
19. Suddenly, just thinking about food that you used to love makes you want to vomit the rainbow.
20. Even water, which makes staying hydrated a really difficult proposition.
NB: If you can’t keep any water down for several days, see your doctor to get treatment for dehydration and severe morning sickness.