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5 Pregnancy-Safe Morning Sickness Remedies

By Claire Gillespie
Reviewed by Alyssa Quimby, M.D.
November 10, 2022

About 70% of pregnant people experience nausea during pregnancy, according to research published in the journal Gastroenterology Clinics of North America. Pregnancy-related nausea and vomiting are commonly referred to as "morning sickness," but the symptoms may occur at any time of the day. Symptom frequency varies from person to person, says Gerardo Bustillo, M.D., a board-certified ob-gyn in Fountain Valley, California.

In rare cases, a person may end up with a form of pregnancy sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which is characterized by severe and chronic nausea and the inability to keep food or drink down. This can have an impact on the person’s daily life and often requires specialist treatment, sometimes at the hospital.

“As many as 3% of pregnant women experience hyperemesis gravidarum, defined as weight loss exceeding 5% of prepregnancy body weight,” says Bustillo.