What Does Morning Sickness Feel Like And How To Rid It

Morning sickness is a typical symptom of early pregnancy. While everybody is celebrating the fact that you are carrying your child, you, however, are sick and would like to retch all the time.

Morning sickness affects 80 percent to 90 percent of women. But, what does morning sickness feel like and why has it been dreaded by women all over the world?

  • Don’t tell me it only happens in the morning.


Why Am I Feeling Sick?

Even though you want to puke all over every time, morning sickness may be a good sign that your pregnancy hormonal balance is at all-time high and your baby will be alright. Your ovaries will react to your pregnancy and will begin to wane in place for the placenta during the 16th to 20th week of your gestation.


It doesn’t only happen during the morning. It happens all the time. According to the Baby Centre Medical Advisory Board, the term “morning” sickness is misleading, given that only one out of 25 women experiences being ill.

There are also several theories regarding why you are experiencing morning sickness:

  • This is your first baby.
  • You are young
  • Being overweight or underweight affects your health
  • Genetics of having higher human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) and estrogen hormones
  • You have twins or more, therefore, a higher hCG level
  • Low Vitamin B intake
  • Low glucose levels
  • One crazy theory suggests that you are carrying a baby girl!
  • You are under stress.

Symptoms of Morning Sickness


Vomiting and nausea are quite common, but there are other symptoms as well. We have listed the most common morning illness women experienced when being pregnant. They come and go, but it’s best to know the intensity it has and its impact on you.

Right now, if you experience any of these symptoms, you might be pregnant and are undergoing morning sickness.

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitive to smell
  • Weakness
  • Food distastes
  • Swollen breasts
  • Loss of appetite
  • Chills

What Does It Feel Like?

It’s bad, but it really differs from one woman to the other. Some symptoms women have they could handle quite well. However, there are some stages of morning sickness where they have to see a doctor and require admittance to the hospital.

The Morning Sickness Mentor rated six feelings on what does morning sickness is like.

1. Mild

You can feel it, but it doesn’t bother you. A simple stomach upset or nausea will occur but will disappear in an hour or so

2. Minor

Morning sickness

Being ill in the morning is getting common for you. Sometimes you feel as though you’re going to vomit or not. And illness can’t even make up its own mind

3. Standard

You feel ill regularly, but you can hold. Your sense of smell is becoming more sensitive. You heave and vomit but would be alright afterward and carry on

4. Moderate


You get sick daily. Heaving and vomiting become a morning ritual. Sometimes, you will also lose your appetite for hours. But you’ll be alright around early or late afternoon.

5. Bad


You spend your day getting nauseous all the time and may vomit two times a day. The smell of food may trigger a heavy heaving or vomiting. Even the thought of that food would send you off retching!

6. Severe

You spend your day on the bed lying, since your nausea can get you reeling with pain. The worst thing that could happen is when you get to vomit three to five times a day and have bad stomach upsets. You have a hard time eating as well. Being dehydrated and weak is a dangerous sign. At this stage, you must call a doctor.

Also, around this period, you will experience recurrent:

  • Urination
  • Drowsiness
  • Petulance
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Hot flushes or chills
  • Spotting
  • Exhaustion
  • ...

What does morning sickness feel like? That’s how it feels like.

When you get around the standard feel of morning sickness, you can’t help but to think and count the number of times you retched or have that dizziness. Having an obsessive compulsive behavior towards your feels will only out you under stress.

How To Soothe Your Morning Sickness?

If you can handle your morning sickness, try these tricks to appease your discomfort. One woman made a video of herself doing it too.

Here are 14 tips for you:

1. Wear loose clothing for comfort

2. Buy oils and scents to battle odors you don’t like


3. Eat snacks like crackers or other bland food to ease your stomach


4. Drink water throughout the day


5. Avoid oily foods

6. Get plenty of rest to avoid that stress!


7. Keep your mind occupied with other things than counting the number of times you have vomited


8. Know how to do pressure points


9. Press on a certain body of yours to relieve your headaches, stomach aches and more


10. Do yoga. It works. That’s why a lot of mommies sign up in yoga class

yoga pregnant

11. Keep your vitamins close


12. Drink tea, especially mint. It helps calm you


13. Eat in small amounts, but do it five times a day

14. Do light physical activity



Morning sickness may be uncomfortable, but it is normal in your pregnant. So, don't worry about that. Hope those tips can help you overcome this hard time.

Morning sickness is no good. Trust us. We’ve been there. Tell us, what does morning sickness feel like to you. Share to us how were you holding up. We’d like to know!

Sarah Clark

Hi, I'm Sarah Clark. I like to write about mommies and their babies. Sometimes, even if I don’t, I like to hear stories from other mothers. I may not be an expert mommy by any means, but I am happy to share what works for mothers out there. I, for once, would like to build a community for mothers. And that's here in Giant Mommy.

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Denise - January 15, 2017

The first time I googled what does morning sickness feel like I thought I can manage but oh, boy, I was so wrong! I’m glad my morning/all day sickness means my baby is healthy but I don’t know how much I can take. It’s like it never goes away and I can barely eat, these past couple of weeks have consisted of super boring foods. My husband is either documenting my sickness episodes or comforting me with some warm soup and we’ve both learned he’s more than ready to take care of our bay after dealing with me haha.

    Sarah Clark - January 15, 2017

    Hi, Denise! Same here 🙂 I also thought I can manage it but I ended up being in my bed all day. It’s pretty sweet and funny that your hubby is documenting your sickness and all and finally warming you up with some nice soup! But, that’s awesome. If you think your morning sickness is interrupting your everyday life and is quite severe, you might want to call a doctor. I did 🙂


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