BEACON TRANSCRIPT – A new study shows that despite the fact that it makes you feel terrible, morning sickness can help you. This condition can show that the baby is normal and healthy.
The research showed that women who experienced vomiting and nausea during pregnancy are less likely to have a miscarriage. The study was made only on women that already lost pregnancies before, and after experiencing morning sickness, it showed that they were 50% to 70% less likely to go through a miscarriage.
The researcher that led this study, Stefanie Hinkle, is a scientist at the Bethesda Human Development and Child Health U.S. National Institute. She reassured women that have this kind of symptoms that their pregnancy is not at risk.
4 out of 5 women said that they experience vomiting or nausea while pregnant.
It is believed that morning sickness is a good factor in a healthy pregnancy, but nobody knows exactly why. For instance, not even doctors know what causes this morning sickness and also if it is an effect of the pregnancy or has another meaning.
The researchers evaluated 797 women between 2007 and 2011. All women that took part in the study were recently pregnant. From these 797 women, 188 lost the pregnancy.
When they were in their second week, almost 18 % mentioned that they experienced nausea and 3% experienced both nausea and vomiting. After eight weeks of pregnancy, even more women experienced these symptoms. 57% experienced nausea and 27% said that they experienced both vomiting and nausea.
The study showed that these unpleasant symptoms are worth it. Women who had nausea during pregnancy were 50% less likely to miscarriage, and if they experienced vomiting as well, they were the rate grow up to 75%.
The researchers tend to believe that morning sickness is somehow related to the placental tissue, which means that women who get sick during pregnancy have enough hormones released in their body. If they don’t feel sick it is because the placental tissue does not release as many hormones and that means that the baby could suffer as well.
“It’s important for them to understand that not all pregnancies are the same, and everyone is different. Just because they don’t have symptoms doesn’t mean they’re going to go on to have a loss.”
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