Facebook Pixel

Is normal NOT having morning sickness while pregnant?

By December 7, 2016 - 7:39am
Rate This

Not having morning sickness is it bad sign or cause for concern or it indicates low hormonal level? Is it true that if i don't have morning sickness there is a high risk of miscarriage?

Add a Comment1 Comments


Hello GEORGIA77,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community. Thank you for reaching out to us with such an interesting question.

Not every woman experiences morning sickness during her pregnancy. I never did and carried three pregnancies to full term.

Morning sickness, also known as nausea gravidarum, nausea/vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), emesis gravidarum, and pregnancy sickness is a condition that affects around 80 percent of all pregnant females.

Despite its name, morning sickness can come on at any time of day. The nausea may be mild, or severe enough to induce vomiting.

What causes morning sickness isn't clear, but the hormonal changes of pregnancy are thought to play a role.

Morning sickness can affect anyone who's pregnant, but it might be more likely if:

You experienced nausea or vomiting from motion sickness, migraines, certain smells or tastes, or exposure to estrogen (in birth control pills, for example) before pregnancy
You experienced morning sickness during a previous pregnancy
You're pregnant with twins or other multiples
You might be more likely to experience hyperemesis gravidarum if:

You're pregnant with a girl
You have a family history of hyperemesis gravidarum
You experienced hyperemesis gravidarum during a previous pregnancy

In a September 2016 news release from the National Institutes of Health reported, "A new analysis by researchers at the National Institutes of Health has provided the strongest evidence to date that nausea and vomiting during pregnancy is associated with a lower risk of miscarriage in pregnant women."

In a few women, a lack of morning sickness could indicate that their hormone levels are much lower than normal and that they're at increased risk of a miscarriage, but that is usually not the case--and you definitely should not worry if you're not feeling any morning sickness, as long as your ob-gyn thinks your hormone levels look good.


December 7, 2016 - 9:23am
Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy
Add a Comment

All user-generated information on this site is the opinion of its author only and is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment for any medical conditions. Members and guests are responsible for their own posts and the potential consequences of those posts detailed in our Terms of Service.

Morning Sickness

Get Email Updates

Morning Sickness Guide

Have a question? We're here to help. Ask the Community.


Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!