Nausea during pregnancy can occur at any time of the day, including the morning, noon, and night.

Nearly 20 years ago, my wife was expecting our son and I was a newbie GP. I recall her abruptly waking up from a deep slumber in the middle of the night and rushing to the bathroom to vomit moments later. The recent coverage has consistently referred to this condition as morning sickness. However, it is important to note that pregnancy-induced sickness can happen at any time of the day or night. Can we please refrain from using the term “morning” sickness?

Dr Euan Lawson
Editor, British Journal of General Practice

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