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Benefits of Morning Sickness

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Benefits of Morning Sickness

There are some benefits attributed to getting morning sickness.

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Decreased Risk of Miscarriage

Studies show that vomiting and/or nausea in pregnancy is associated with a decreased risk of miscarriage. (Weigel, 189)

I have had three miscarriages, and in all three of those pregnancies my nausea and vomiting was significantly decreased.

In my personal experience, I can agree that the worse I felt, the more viable the pregnancy.

Signal from the Body

Also, morning sickness is a signal from the body informing us  that “we are indeed pregnant”!

Once we know we are pregnant we instinctively become more protective of our baby and therefore our body.

Morning sickness alerts us to:

  • Stop drinking alcohol
  • Start eating more wholesome foods
  • Stop taking recreational drugs that are harmful to a growing baby
  • Stop taking medications that are contraindicated for pregnancy
  • Start taking a prenatal vitamin and extra folate if needed

Morning Sickness = Smarter Baby?

According to Brain Rules for Baby, by John Medina morning sickness has a link to a more intelligent children.

Researchers now think it would make the baby smarter, too. One study, yet to be replicated, looked at children whose mothers suffered from major nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. When the children reached school age, 21 percent scored 130 or more points on a standard IQ test, a level considered gifted. If their mothers had no morning sickness, only 7 percent of kids did that well. The researchers have a theiry-still to be proved-about why. Two hormones that stimulate a woman to vomit may also act like neural fertilizer for the developing brain. The more vomiting, the more fertilizer; hence, the greater effect on IQ.

morning sickness makes babies smarter

Yay Morning Sickness!

Does this information help you to feel better? Yay for morning sickness.


Friday 27th of October 2017

I literally thank God every time I feel pukey and nauseous, for it means this baby is still alive inside of me! 43 yrs old, 2 miscarriages in the last 2 yr, and preg again with another "peri-menopause" baby. NFP gets screwy when peri-menopause decides to do early ovulation, lol. Some months there is zero rhyme nor reason to my ovulation, but I am so thankful for this chance again!!