Pregnancy can be a wonderful but also very challenging time and morning sickness is one of the most unpleasant aspects of it.
We at Bright Side know how annoying this can be, but we have some good news for you: one study showed that the hormones that cause morning sickness are the same as those related to greater brain development in children. What does this mean? Continue reading to learn more.
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.