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To all those who are suffering or have ever suffered from morning sickness...

(24 Posts)
Picante Wed 10-Jun-09 14:38:54

Apparently latest research says that women who suffer from morning sickness have children born with higher IQs. smile

I'm signing this one up to Mensa when she arrives!

Can't find a link for this but read it in Mother and Baby magazine so it must be true!

Something to do with the hormone that causes morning sickness also helps brain matter to develop??!

VanillaIce Wed 10-Jun-09 14:41:20

I'm starting to think these researchers are paid to come up with this stuff by GPs to make us feel better and stop calling them up begging for anti-sickness drugs!

amidaiwish Wed 10-Jun-09 14:42:24

well i was very sick and my children are very clever and beautiful and wonderful

grin

but i would think that wouldn't I?

Picante Wed 10-Jun-09 14:42:55

Look I found it in the Telegraph!

totalmisfit Wed 10-Jun-09 14:56:36

hooray! i'm 7 weeks and i've been worried about whether or not there's actually a baby growing in there (another 5 weeks till the scan) let alone whether he/she will be bright or not. naturally i assumed he/she would be anyway, but still...

Pinkjenny Wed 10-Jun-09 14:57:46

I am sick of feeling sick. Can't I have one with a low IQ instead?

audreyraines Wed 10-Jun-09 16:04:41

yeah, i think i'd gratefully trade a few IQ points for a few weeks of feeling great. and besides i've already got one incredibly smart child, what do i need with another smartie pants!?

procrastinatingparent Wed 10-Jun-09 16:21:13

I felt horribly sick with DCs2, 3 and 4. And not at all with DC1 - who is by a long way my most intelligent child.

But if it gets you through the nausea ... smile

SarahL2 Wed 10-Jun-09 16:22:18

I read this too. Not sure it helps when I'm puking nothing up every morning and evening! hmm

It's supposed to mean a healthy pregnancy too apparently. Can't help but wonder how women in the third world without a spare stone to lose and no access to MacDonalds cope though!?!

ErikaMaye Wed 10-Jun-09 21:39:13

I read that it shows a lower chance of miscarriage, but if it means a higher IQ as well then thats fine by me...

I was very lucky with my morning sickness - I felt constantly sick up until about 12 weeks, but was only actually physcially sick for the middle three weeks, which were a total nightmare.

I hope any of you suffering at the moment feel better soon! Cramberry juice was helpful...

maxbear Wed 10-Jun-09 21:44:31

yay, super intelligent one being brewed here then!! Unless of course there is more than one shockhmm!

Boogellyboo Wed 10-Jun-09 22:08:36

Mine must definately be Mensa material then! I was sick several times every day from week 5 to week 14 and constantly queasy, even water was unappealing! Now its just the killer heartburn angry

NeedaNewName Wed 10-Jun-09 22:10:38

Wow my 2 must be geniuses!!!!

BikeRunSki Wed 10-Jun-09 22:18:29

It was in New Scientist last month:

Sick Mummy Bright Baby

Has made me feel a little better about the hyperemis last year?

xxhunnyxx Wed 10-Jun-09 22:20:35

I'm not convinced that this is true, my friend didnt have any sickness at all and her little girl is v v clever.
However, I was v sick so n the sickness is just startin to return (36 weeks) so for the purpose of comforting myself I'll tell myself that my little man is a brainy one smile

ErikaMaye Wed 10-Jun-09 22:21:59

Is there any proof what hiccups mean? If not lets create our own theories... Even a sip of water has me going for hours!!!

EccentricaGallumbits Wed 10-Jun-09 22:24:52

spewed violently from the moment DD2 was conceived until about 6 hours after I delivered her.

I think I should lurk around the G&T bit.

SarahL2 Wed 10-Jun-09 22:28:49

Be careful xxhunnyxx I thought my MS was returning at the end of my last pregnancy and it turned out to be Pre-eclampsia!!

xxhunnyxx Wed 10-Jun-09 22:34:13

Thanks sarah I'll keep an eye on it. I did only see the mw yest n bp is 100/64 so don't think I've got pre-eclampsia. MW said sickness can return at the end cos u get another rush of hormones so fingers crossed that's all it is.

NeedaNewName Wed 10-Jun-09 23:31:02

I remember wiht DD1 some syupid twunt of a scientist came out with the theory that morning sickness was all in our heads - must have been a man, my god if I'd got my hands on him.....

xxhunnyxx Thu 11-Jun-09 09:46:51

Yeah I've read recent things sayin similar things, that morning sickness is in our heads. So that's why some of us are sick before we even know we are pregnant? Defo made up by a man!

ErikaMaye Thu 11-Jun-09 11:30:44

Of course its in our heads - I mean, we're only PREGNANT, right? Not something serious, like man-flu... *rolls eyes* Got to have been a man...

sifuentes Thu 11-Jun-09 11:52:00

Thank you so much for this - it has cheered me up immensely. I will email it to DP immediately.

Hmmm, i'd better start playing Mozart next my tummy incase the poor little bean is under stimulated.

ErikaMaye Thu 11-Jun-09 21:31:50

I actually tried the Mozart thing... Just ended up giggling because the vibrations tickled my tummy. Sorry, "Nelson", you'll just have to go without the music for now...

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