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My Morning Sickness Suddenly Stopped. Is That a Sign of Miscarriage?

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Updated May 15, 2014

Question: My Morning Sickness Suddenly Stopped. Is That a Sign of Miscarriage?

It can be a little disconcerting if you're struggling with nausea and vomiting during your pregnancy, barely able to tolerate the thought of eating, and then you wake up the next morning and you feel fine. Normally you'd feel thrilled to not feel sick, but if you were already nervous about miscarriage, it's easy to assume the worst.

Answer:

Vanishing morning sickness, even early in the first trimester, does not mean you have had a miscarriage. It is true that fading pregnancy symptoms can occur with a miscarriage, but symptoms can fluctuate or disappear early in a viable pregnancy as well. On average, most women find their pregnancy symptoms become less bothersome by somewhere around the end of the first trimester, but it can also happen sooner (or later). Disappearing pregnancy symptoms do not mean you have had a miscarriage.

If you have bleeding or cramping along with your loss of morning sickness, however, there is more reason to be concerned about miscarriage -- and you should call your doctor to find out what's going on.

But if you have no other miscarriage symptoms, chances are nothing's wrong. If you're still worried, however, you can check with your doctor about it. Some doctors might be willing to order an early ultrasound or check your hCG levels to help you feel more reassured, especially if you have had a previous missed miscarriage.

Source:

American Pregnancy Association, "Miscarriage." July 2007. Accessed 24 Nov 2008.

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