This is definitely a misleading name for this unpleasant side-effect of pregnancy. Around 80% of pregnant women suffer from nausea and not just in the mornings!
Many women feel waves of nausea throughout the day and some feel sick all the time. It seems to hit a peak at around 9-10 weeks and generally starts to improve after the 14-week mark. Nobody really knows what causes it, but experts believe high levels of circulating hormones are to blame.
Rarely, some women suffer from a severe form of morning sickness known as hyperemesis gravidarum. They can’t keep anything down, lose a lot of weight and fluids and sometimes have to be admitted to hospital for re-hydration treatment and require antiemetic medication to stop the vomiting. Although this is unlikely to harm your baby, if you lose a lot of weight your baby may be born smaller than expected.
*Source: NICE www.nice.org.uk