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Morning sickness woes? Don't worry, it's a healthy sign!

As per a new study, morning sickness is linked with a lower risk of miscarriage.

Zee Media Bureau

New York: Pregnant women and mothers may be all too well-versed with the horror that they feel morning sickness is.

After all, who wants to start their day with sweating, nausea and vomiting? Would you say the same thing if we told you that morning sickness is actually good for you and the baby?

Yes! As per a new study, morning sickness is linked with a lower risk of miscarriage.

For most women, nausea and vomiting subsides by the fourth month of pregnancy. Others may have these symptoms for the entire duration till delivery.

Although the cause of morning sickness is unknown, the study revealed that it protects the foetus against toxins and disease-causing organisms in foods and beverages.

Our study evaluates symptoms from the earliest weeks of pregnancy, immediately after conception, and confirms that there is a protective association between nausea and vomiting and a lower risk of pregnancy loss," said lead author, Stefanie N. Hinkle, scientist at NIH's Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) -- a public health research organisation in Maryland, US.

The researchers found that women experiencing 'morning sickness' were 50 to 75 per cent less likely to have pregnancy loss, compared to those who had not experienced it.

The study, appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine, was conducted by researchers at and other institutions.

(With IANS inputs)

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