Pregnancy is arguably the most beautiful experience in a woman’s life. It can also be a very challenging time with all the different symptoms and not knowing what to expect. Nausea in pregnancy is typically one of the most experienced and complained about symptoms that women report. However, we have good news:
Research published in The Journal of Pediatrics revealed nausea in pregnancy as an excellent sign children with high IQ. In addition, the higher the intensity of nausea is, the higher the predicted intelligence of the children will be.
The study involved 121 women who became pregnant between 1998 and 2003. The children’s IQ levels were analyzed when they were between 3 and 7 years old.
There is a bright side to morning sickness!
Other studies, such as one published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal; revealed that morning sickness during pregnancy is a good sign, since it is related to a lower rate of miscarriage.
In other words, morning sickness has a protective function. It means that hormone levels are high enough to maintain the pregnancy. But this is the first time research has shown that nausea indicates that babies will be born with higher IQ.
Morning sickness is not pleasant at all, but knowing that it has meaning and value makes us look at it differently. The children of mothers who had morning sickness scored higher on IQ tests than those whose mothers didn’t suffer from nausea during their pregnancies.
The thing is that the human chorionic gonadotropin increase (GCH), the probable explanation of why you have that annoying morning sickness, creates an ideal environment for the placenta and for better neuronal development in children.
Nausea in pregnancy has a good end
This study gives encouragement to women who are suffering from morning sickness between the first week to somewhere between week 14-16, which is when they start to feel the next set of symptoms of pregnancy like drowsiness, fatigue, and swelling. But knowing that nausea has such an upside gives more strength to the women who suffer from it.
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