A study has shown that women who experience nausea and vomiting in pregnancy may have healthier and more intelligent babies.
The research conducted by the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, examined the impact nausea and sickness have on “miscarriage, intrauterine growth restriction, congenital malformations, prematurity and developmental achievements.”
The study showed that the risk of miscarriage was three times higher in women who didn’t experience sickness than those that do. Mums with morning sickness also had a much lower risk of premature births, and birth defects were lowered by up to 80%.
The effects were even more prominent in those who experienced severe nausea, and for women over 35.
The positive effects also appeared to last into childhood; kids aged between three and seven whose mothers had experienced morning sickness scored higher on tests measuring cognitive abilities, behaviour and IQ.



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