Morning sickness has been linked to healthier pregnancies by a new study in the US. Researchers found that mums-to-be who suffered nausea during their pregnancies were less likely to miscarry and that the link seemed stronger for older mums.
The longer mums-to-be had the symptoms also seemed to be connected to a lower likelihood of miscarriage. However, the study could not prove that morning sickness improved pregnancy health, only that there was a link between two. The study’s team also pointed out no morning sickness didn’t mean you should worry.
“Some say nausea and vomiting in pregnancy is a mechanism to help improve the quality of a pregnant woman’s diet,” said Dr Ronna L. Chan, who led the study. But although she agreed this was a plausible idea, she also suggested that the morning sickness could be a sign of the woman’s sensitivity to the hormones that help her sustain a healthy pregnancy.
If you are struggling with morning sickness, take it as a good sign! And check out our tips to beating the nausea.