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Pregnancy Sickness? Your Kiddo Might Have Higher IQ; Studies Have Found

by | March 26, 2019

Soon-to-be moms often complain about a nauseous and vomiting tendency that starts to bother them as they enter the 4-6th week. The American Pregnancy Association states more than 50% of pregnant woman go through morning sickness in their first trimester. If you happen to be a would-be mom in your first trimester and have morning sickness bothering you, you’d like to know what unbelievable thing studies have found! Scroll down to discover.

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Researchers at Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada peppered relief to pregnant women who can’t but worry about their babies, if it is affected by the pregnancy sickness (aka morning sickness) they fell in their first trimester. According to National Institute of Health, a rapid rise of a specific hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin (released by the placenta), is the villain behind the infamous morning sickness that worries mothers and moreover make them feel terrible and worried (this is one finding, no one knows the absolute reason for pregnancy sickness).  Irrespective of the fact, this is normal and harmless to the baby, just that the mothers can’t stop worrying.

The Dr. Irena Nulman led team at the Canadian healthcare center concluded evidently that the upcoming kids of the moms who suffer morning sickness would turn up to be more smarter than many of their peers. (What do you say now?)

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The 2009 study conducted by the hospital team had 121 children all within ages 3 to 7 for the research. Out of the mothers, 47 of them suffered morning sickness, 45 mothers suffered morning sickness but managed with medication. Only 29 mothers didn’t suffer morning sickness at all. In the next step, the IQ’s of the kids were put to test. And yes, as you can connect, kid’s whose mothers felt terrible in the morning, had their kids smarter. They scored higher in the IQ test. Those kids showed proficiency in language and memory skills. In fact, mothers (remember the 45 moms?) who managed with medication (Canadian prescription med- dilectin) had their kids scoring the highest average.

According to Researchers

Concluding on the possibility of such an unbelievable instance, researchers reportedly are all-praises to the certain hormones that visit the would-be moms while pregnant. Those hormones aid in the child’s brain development. About the mothers who took to dilectin, they too had their children with higher IQ and the medication didn’t take over the good effect. In fact, their child scored the highest average score. It must be noted that all these doesn’t imply mothers who didn’t felt morning sickness won’t have smart kids. All the kids scored an avarage score in the IQ test.

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The researchers in an email to Reuters health concluded: vomiting and nausea during pregnancy isn’t harmful and it is a fact that it could enhance a child’s long-term. As of the medication dilectin, Dr. Irena Nulman said it “alleviates clinical symptoms of morning sickness, may improve women’s quality of life during pregnancy and was not found to be associated with” side effects.”

Morning Sickness During Pregnancy

Suffering mothers like to call it an all-day sickness because morning sickness isn’t limited to morning. It haunts all-day, just that it tends to be gruesome in early hours. However, you’ve just read how your suffering can bear a smarty (just like you). For instance, studies have even shown morning sickness reduced the risk of miscarriages among others. Morning sickness is mostly harmless, but if it gets relentless and you can’t stop feeling sick, it could be potentially dangerous. Immediately consult your gynecologist if symptoms cross the normal limits.

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Debayan Paul

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