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It's never too early, says the third time HG mom. I vomited for the first time with #2 before I even knew I was pregnant, it had to be shortly after conception. At the time I thought it was just a fluke but now I know it wasn't.
This pregnancy, I was nauseous at 4 weeks and vomiting by 5 weeks. By 7 weeks I was nauseous 24-7 and vomiting multiple times a day. By 14 weeks I was down to vomiting just a few times a week with nausea most of the time, although I did have a (thankfully, short lived) stint somewhere around that time where I couldn't stop vomiting and had to go to the hospital. This continued until around 20 weeks when I was down to vomiting just once per week or so with nausea daily but not all day. That's where I'm at now, at 27 weeks. Oh, anddidimention? All this is while taking Zofran 2-3x a day. If I miss even one dose my head is in the toilet within 12 hours.
Ectopic pregnancy has a low HCG level that does not double every two or three days like a normal pregnancy. Early morning sickness is indicative of a normal, healthy pregnancy. When I had an ectopic, I was not nauseous and my hcg level was 80 at 5 weeks (very low). Two weeks of spotting later, I had another hcg test done and it was 300. Imo, HCG is not the only factor in morning sickness. I think it's other hormones as well. And for me, I am still nauseous and sick after the placenta is making it's own HCG and blood levels fall, and I stay sick.