I'm 16 weeks and have never stopped feeling sick. I am completely fed up with people telling me "Oh, honey, just wait another few days and you'll be feeling better than you ever have in your whole life." Yeah right. People have been telling me this for weeks and every last one of them has been wrong.
I was so fed up with being told that pregnant ladies feel great in the second trimester, I decided to look it up on PubMed. Here's what I found
1. Only 50% of women had their m/s gone by 14 weeks
2. Morning sickness is not MORNING sickness--in 80% of people it lasts all day long. Stupid name.
3. By 22 weeks 90% m/s had gone away for 90% of women.
At least it appears to be perfectly normal to still be feeling sick and horrible all the time even in the second trimester.
The whole abstract from that study is below
Lacroix R, Eason E, Melzack R.
Department of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to provide a detailed description of patterns of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study was performed with 160 women who provided daily recordings of frequency, duration, and severity of nausea and vomiting. RESULTS: Seventy-four percent of women reported nausea lasting a mean of 34.6 days. "Morning sickness" occurred in only 1.8% of women, whereas 80% reported nausea lasting all day. Only 50% of women were relieved by 14 weeks' gestation; 90% had relief by week 22. Data based on the McGill Nausea Questionnaire indicate that the nausea experienced by pregnant women is similar in character and intensity to the nausea experienced by patients undergoing cancer chemotherapy. CONCLUSIONS: Traditional teachings about nausea and vomiting of pregnancy are contradicted by our findings. Standardized tools for measuring the distribution, duration, and intensity of nausea are applicable to the study of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy and could be used in clinical trials to assess palliative measures.