A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine reveals that morning sickness is actually a healthy sign for your baby.
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development who ran the study, women who had positive pregnancy tests and felt sickness were less likely to have a miscarriage than women who had positive pregnancy tests, but didn't experience any symptoms. In other words, there was a connection beteen morning sickness and lower miscarriage risks.
Researchers have several ideas about why there might be a link between the two. First, the morning sickness could be linked to hormonal changes in the body that are good for the fetus. The need to eat carb-rich foods may also have a positive effect on the baby's development.
So what if you're not feeling morning sickness at all? Researchers say not to worry. Lead author of the study told the AP, "Every pregnancy is different and just because [women] don't have symptoms doesn't mean they're going to have a pregnancy loss."