Halfway into my first trimester, I became very ill. It wasn’t the “morning sickness” I was expecting. This type of nausea totally caught me off guard and had me feeling there was something extremely wrong.
The vomiting wouldn’t stop. It should have been called “All Day sickness” because it wasn’t just in the morning. Also, dizzy spells thought it would be fun to join in too :/
As a precaution, I made an appointment with my obstetrician. She diagnosed me with an extreme case of morning sickness, medically known as “hyperemesis gravidarum.” It is typical for women to feel this type of sickness in their first trimester, but a small percentage has these symptoms throughout their entire pregnancy. Although, I was relieved my symptoms were common, the thought of feeling so sick for 34 more weeks had me completely nervous.