Morning Sickness and Miscarriage In Pregnant Women

Morning sickness among pregnant women is a common experience of discomfort. It’s actually one the most talked about and unpleasant aspect of being pregnant. People believe in different things about morning sickness.

Some think it’s a sign of healthy pregnancy while others trash it saying there is nothing to confirm the fact. Studies have been conducted by leading medical research groups and it has been found that morning sickness, nausea, and vomiting during pregnancy is a sign of lower chances of miscarriage.


The most recent study was conducted on 7000 pregnant women. And the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology published the report in 2006. Based on the report and studies it was found that those who experienced nausea in the first three months were far less likely to miscarry.

Before them National Institute of Health had also conducted a similar study and found that women who went through morning sickness during the first four months of their pregnancy were 30% less likely to have a miscarriage.

Morning sickness and nausea are experienced because the hormones in the body are going through changes.

Nausea and vomiting are associated with higher levels of a hormone that are produced by healthy placental tissue. Another study also observes that this feeling of morning sickness, vomiting and nausea also discourage women from eating wrong kind of food during pregnancy. The foods that may ultimately cause harm the process and the newborn.

On the other hand there are also women who have had normal pregnancy, healthy babies and have had not morning sickens to show for it. And there have been instances when woman went through the usual morning sickness and nausea but miscarried.

No study has been able to claim relationship between stillbirth, defective birth or other similar adverse outcomes in pregnancy. If there I absence of morning sickness there is no need to assume it as a bad sign and start worrying about it.

I read an amusing statement somewhere on the net which went something like this, morning sickness is not some kind of Pregnancy Crystal Ball, which has the ability to predict outcome of pregnancy. It’s a symptom, that may not necessarily be connected to any type of cause-and-effect chain of reactions.

There fore that is what I consider a fact. And a fact is a fact is fact.

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