According to the general belief, morning sickness is taken as a favorable sign and is associated with blessing in disguise. Studies have postulated that women who have nausea during pregnancy were less likely to miscarry. It supports a prior study by the National Institutes of Health that found that women who had morning sickness in the first four months of pregnancy were 30% less likely to miscarry. There is no particular reason that would answer the cause. However, it has been assumed that hormone produced by healthy placental tissue might lead to nausea or vomiting while other theory postulates that the sickness may help women avoid foods that could harm a developing fetus. However, many women have normal pregnancies with no morning sickness, and many miscarry without getting sick. Thus, morning sickness is related with a lower rate of miscarriage, though it is not necessarily a sign of a healthy pregnancy.
Although Diuretic pills were prescribed widely in the 1960s to women who were looking forward to avoid dangerously high blood pressure or pre-eclampsia, during pregnancy. It was assumed that the drug would be instrumental in flushing out excess of salt and water from the bodies that would lower the blood pressure. However, a new study has postulated that it has nothing to do with pre-eclampsia in pregnancy. In fact, diuretics are involved in lowering the plasma levels, which normally increase as part of healthy pregnancy. Moreover, women who took diuretics were no less than women not taking the medication to develop pre-eclampsia, deliver prematurely, or lose their babies than women who did not take the medication. In fact, the women taking diuretics reported more nausea and vomiting than the others did. Thus, the experts have advised women to consume healthier, calcium-rich foods to decrease their risk of preeclampsia.
Recent research done by Armin Malter of Germany’s Professional Association of Gynaecologists, has revealed that ingesting of vitamin D in pregnancy may prove as an antidote against the development of certain diseases, which a baby is prone to have later in life, such as ‘such as diabetes and thyroid problems’. Malter said that there is a deficiency of vitamin D in pregnant women as their unborn child develops in the womb. Hence, they are advised to consume diet, which is rich in vitamin D, like fatty fish like salmon, tuna, milk, eggs etc. The easiest way to obtain vitamin D is by sunlight, thus, Malter suggests that women must take enough sunlight during pregnancy to boost the production of the vitamin. However, the body’s skin does become more sensitive during pregnancy and excessive sun bathing should be avoided. Only use vitamin D supplements that contain the daily recommended dosage. Taking too much of the vitamin can lead to nausea, vomiting and in the worst case to an irregular heart beat. Image Read