Looks like scientists have discovered some benefits for people who suffer from nausea and vomiting in pregnancy. And you know what they say, “no pain, no gain.”
Vomiting in pregnancy: Scientists find mums who suffered from pregnancy sickness tend to have children with higher IQs
A study has revealed that if you suffer from pregnancy sickness, you may likely have a child whose IQ is higher than his or her mates. The full meaning of IQ is Intelligent Quotient, a way of measuring intelligence in humans. This simply means that your child would be sharper and more intelligent than other kids the same age. Usually, many mums worry that their sickness is messing up how much nutrients the baby gets to receive. They worry that it is affecting the baby’s overall development. Amazingly, Researchers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada, have found that instead of affecting the baby in a bad way, your sickness and vomiting increases the child’s intelligence.
For the research, scientists looked at 121 children. These children were between the ages of three and seven. Their mothers suffered from morning sickness and vomiting during their pregnancy. Instead of being behind as many mums fear, it was discovered that these children were likely to score higher on IQ, memory and language skill tests. Lead researcher, Dr Irena Nulman, told Reuters Health that the findings suggest that nausea and vomiting in pregnancy are not harmful and in fact may enhance favourably children’s long-term mental development.
However, it is not yet clear what the cause of nausea and vomiting in pregnant women is. But it is very common in expecting mothers, especially during the first trimester. It has been related to hormones that are responsible for the baby’s development. However, the causes are yet to be proven.
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