Does Nausea lower the risks of miscarriage?

(June 11, 2010)

Pregnancy Miscarriage Risks

One of the first symptoms of pregnancy is usually breast tenderness. Nausea tends to be the next sign that follows breast tenderness in the next few weeks. Not all women who get pregnant suffer from nausea. For most women, some pregnancy symptoms start off by around 6 weeks of the pregnancy and will continue on a day by day basis. Studies indicated that for some pregnancies, the symptoms were delayed if the mothers were smokers of tobacco or of marijuana.

There has been some studies done that indicate the more a woman suffers from nausea and morning sickness during her pregnancy, the less likely is she to miscarry. There was a study done by the International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology that showed that the women who suffered from nausea bouts frequently were at a reduced risk of suffering a miscarriage. In fact, they stated that the worse the morning sickness was the better were the chances of these pregnant women not miscarrying.  

Miscarrying was more likely to occur for various other reasons like the mother’s age. If the mother is older than 45 then her chances of not being able to carry her baby to full term was higher. Similarly if the father of the child was older than 45, then the chances of losing the baby were also higher. Women who were overweight at the time of conceiving and who continue to be overweight through their pregnancy are less likely to carry their baby to full term. Women who do not suffer from nausea had higher chances of suffering from a termination of the pregnancy within the first 12 weeks as compared to women who suffered from morning sickness or nausea.

Women who had highly stressful jobs or were living highly stressful lives are again more likely to miscarry as opposed to those suffering from nausea or morning sickness. Some studies have found that those who eat chocolate are less likely to miscarry. At times a woman can be suffering from morning sickness and also be under a lot of stress. Then if she miscarries the chances of the miscarriage occurring due to the high levels of stress of the mother are higher than the chances of the miscarriage occurring due to the morning sickness the mother was suffering from. Normally statistics have shown that one out of five pregnancies end in a miscarriage. However this figure also includes early terminations that go undetected by women who are often not even aware that they were pregnant.  

Submitted by P T on June 11, 2010 at 02:04

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