New research published in the BJGP from Professor Roger Gadsby and his team at the University of Warwick has highlighted how ‘morning sickness’ is not an appropriate term for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.
Although more common in the morning, vomiting can occur throughout the day and nausea can happen at any time during the 24-hr period. Professor Gadsby suggests we need to “dump this unhelpful term morning sickness” and stop trivialising the condition.
Caitlin Dean is a nurse specialist, a researcher and a mother, based in Cornwall. Caitlin talks about her experience of nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, “all day, every day”, that had a huge impact on her life. She encourages everyone to stop using the term “morning sickness” with its negative connotations.
Watch the short videos below and read the paper: https://doi.org/10.3399/bjgp20X710885