What Does Morning Sickness Feel Like? You’ve Always Wondered About A Persistent Hangover

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Let me just clear the air right away: I didn’t have morning sickness when I was pregnant. I know, I know. You don’t have to like me anymore. But I have arrived on many pregnant friends’ doorsteps with saltines and soda, one of whom offered the most blatant explanation of morning sickness by announcing her second pregnancy with a photo of a toilet bowl and the caption: “My view for the next nine months.” More than 50 percent of pregnant women experience morning sickness, according to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), but what does morning sickness feel like?

“In a nutshell, it felt like I was really hungover and nauseous for months, with no end in sight,” Illinois-based Laura Kaster tells Romper in an email interview about her experience when she was pregnant with her son five years ago. “It also wasn’t restricted to the morning — I was sick all day, every day, and my only relief from it was sleep.” Kaster says her morning sickness lasted almost five months.

Like Kaster, if you are experiencing morning sickness or have in the past, then you know that the feelings of nausea, food…

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