Do You Still Get Morning Sickness If The Baby Has Died?

Morning sickness is also known as nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. It is a common symptom of pregnancy and it includes nausea and/or vomiting. Though it is called morning sickness, it is seen to be occurring anytime throughout the day. These symptoms establish around 4th to 16th week of pregnancy. Some pregnant women may experience symptoms even beyond that. If this condition grows too severe it is termed as hyperemesis gravidarum. It may cause dehydration and weight loss in extreme cases.

Do You Still Get Morning Sickness If The Baby Has Died?

Miscarriage may happen even before others realize that you are pregnant. It is more common than you think it is. The commonest symptom seen in a miscarriage is bleeding. The amount of bleeding can vary from woman to woman, from light spotting to very heavy bleeding, sometimes even far more than a period bleeding. Pains, cramps or tummy pain is another sign of miscarriage. The cramps or pain can be alone or may happen simultaneously with bleeding. The pain may be very mild to severe. It can also be razor sharp or a very dull ache. The pain sometimes may even feel like a worse backache.

A fluid discharge from vagina can also signal a miscarriage.

Apart from these, a feeling that you are not pregnant anymore can also be a sign of miscarriage. You may feel an absence of tenderness in breasts or your morning sickness may have vanished suddenly.

That said, in some women a miscarriage is never felt or shows no signs till they have their routine checkup done and discover that they have lost their baby. This is termed as a missed abortion or a missed miscarriage.

Morning sickness, which was very prevalent in the pregnancy stage, may vanish suddenly if the baby has died in many cases. However, in some cases, women may still get morning sickness despite the death of the baby. The most common symptoms of morning sickness are nausea and vomiting

Causes Of Morning Sickness

  • The accurate cause of morning sickness is not yet known
  • According to some studies it is related to the hormone HCG and the severity of morning sickness depends upon the levels of the hormone
  • Some researches find it is due to estrogen and progesterone increase
  • Some more studies say it happens as there is an elevated blood supply to the nose and hence there is an increase in the smell sensitivity
  • Psychological factors play a role according to some studies

Miscarriage can be experienced differently by different women. The signs and symptoms of miscarriage may or may not be same for all those who go through it. However, some of the commonest symptoms experienced by many women are-

  • Vaginal fluid discharge
  • Pain like cramps or a dull ache
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Disappearance of symptoms of pregnancy

However, one thing to be noted here is that not every pregnant woman who experiences these symptoms means she is having a miscarriage. These symptoms can be suggestive of other medical conditions than a miscarriage. Hence, if you experience any of these signs and symptoms it is necessary to visit your doctor and get yourself checked.

In many cases, early pregnancy may develop many of these above-mentioned signs and symptoms. It does not necessarily mean that you are having a miscarriage. Light spotting may be experienced by some women, so can be the pain and cramps due to the stretching of the ligaments. Also, the pregnancy symptoms may disappear or reduce in some women after a few weeks. Hence, it should not be considered that a miscarriage is happening.

It is better to get yourself checked by your doctor.

Morning sickness may disappear in many women once the pregnancy is lost. However, it is not common for everyone and can differ from woman to woman.

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