Two out of three women who are pregnant experience some nausea and vomiting, some experience worse symptoms than others.
The cause of morning sickness (or for the unfortunate, all day sickness) is poorly understood. That’s why I was excited to discover the latest research that suggests that nausea and vomiting are actually signs that the embryo is healthy and mother has sufficient iodine!
What is Iodine?
Iodine is a trace mineral found in white fish, eggs and cow’s milk in varying amounts. Iodine is essential for your baby’s growing brain. The World Health Organisation says that iodine deficiency is the world’s most prevalent, yet easily preventable, cause of brain damage. I have written a blog about iodine which I strongly suggest you read if you are pregnant, have children or if you are health conscious like me 😀 Click here.
So morning sickness is a very good sign since it tells us your iodine status is optimal!
Other benefits of having optimal iodine status include:
-Lower incidence of spontaneous abortion!
-A more intelligent baby!
Too much or too little iodine isn’t good for us so pregnancy sickness is a way to modulate iodine intake. The human body always seems to amaze me…
So as much as I want to provide you with a solution to morning sickness I hope this blog post has given you a boost of positivity since you are feeling sick for a very good reason and also, it’s not forever. Soon you will have a little one and all your worries will be long gone.
“The best quality embryos are also the ones that can cause pregnancy sickness in their mothers” Professor Scott Forbes. Read the study here.
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Please note that this information neither is medical advice, nor is it meant to replace the advice of your doctor or dietitian and I assume no liability for the use or misuse of this information.