Pregnancy can be a wonderful but also very challenging time and morning sickness is one of the most unpleasant aspects of it.
Discomfort with a purpose
Research published in The Journal of Pediatrics revealed that nausea that occurs during pregnancy is an excellent sign of a high IQ in children. 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, and the children’s IQ levels were analyzed when they were between 3 and 7 years old.
Other studies, such as one published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, revealed that morning sickness during pregnancy is a good sign, since it’s related to a lower rate of miscarriage. In other words, morning sickness has a protective function, because it means that hormone levels are high enough to maintain the pregnancy. But this is the first time it’s been revealed that nausea indicates that children will be very smart when they are born.
Neuronal development at maximum power
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.
Everything will pass.
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.
What do you think about this discovery? Do you or did you experience nausea during pregnancy? Share your experience in the comment section.