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New Study Suggest That Morning Sickness is related to a Lower Risk of Miscarriage


A recent study has linked morning sickness with lower chances of miscarriage. The research suggests that this condition may have a protective effect on the fetus. The result of the research was announced in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

According to the research, between 50 and 80 percent of pregnant women experience the morning sickness, that is, vomiting and nausea during the first three months of pregnancy. The name of the condition is rather misleading as it can affect women at any time of the day, not only in the morning.

The study was done on 797 women of an average age of 29, by the researchers from the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. All the women involved already had one or two pregnancy losses before. The pregnant women tracked their nausea and vomiting by using a diary, while their pregnancy was confirmed by urine tests.

Although this study didn’t offer the definite answer to whether these things are connected, Enrique Schisterman, who was in charge of the research said that it showed that morning sickness was related to 50-75 percent reduction in the risk of miscarriage. The reason why this study was conducted in the first place was that the link between morning sickness and a smaller risk of miscarriages was suggested with previous researches. In fact, those studies led certain experts to believe that nausea and vomiting are what influences a healthy pregnancy.

The logic behind this claim is that nausea and vomiting lead to women eating less, thus lowering the risk that the fetus will be exposed to toxins. On top of that, less food also means lowering the insulin levels. A research has shown that a lower food intake also has an effect on the growth of the placenta.

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Still, there isn’t a conclusive fact that these two things are connected, but the results clearly suggest it. However, if a carrying woman doesn’t have the symptoms of morning sickness like vomiting or nausea, it doesn’t necessarily mean problems with her pregnancy. A good way to relieve morning sickness and water retention during pregnancy is to have a prenatal massage performed by a certified therapist, the benefits are proven to be both effective and safe when done from the 12th week of the trimester onwards.

These studies might have given further assurance to the women with morning sickness that their pregnancy is going to go well, but the nausea is not the ultimate sign that everything’s well. British National Childbirth Trust spokesperson Sarah McMullen warns that women should not disregard other symptoms, but also not to take nausea and vomiting lightly.

According to McMullen, morning sickness might be good news, but this issue needs to be treated the right way as it comes with a lot of hazards. First of all, vomiting can lead to dehydration, which can harm the fetus. On top of that, bad appetite can make the baby lack certain essential nutrients that are needed for the proper development.

With all this in mind, it is fair to say that future mothers who have morning sickness have every right to feel optimistic, but also need to pay close attention to their health. If they’re unable to digest any of the foot, they need to contact their doctor.




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