Thursday, 28 May 2009

To puke or not to puke that is the intelligence quotient

I‘m not sure I should share this little piece of information I’ve just found.

The Daily Telegraph reported that research suggests that “women who suffer morning sickness during pregnancy may be more likely to have a child with a high IQ”. Apparently doctors believe that babies’ development could be aided by the same hormones that make expectant mothers suffer nausea and vomiting.

The study this story is based on was looking at the effect of morning sickness on a child’s long-term neurodevelopment (such things as intelligence, behaviour, memory and attention).

There is loads more research that needs to be done to prove or disprove this theory but for now do you think I’m going to see a drop in my uptake of ‘managing morning sickness’ sessions and mp3s?

Although, the research was also looking in to what effect a drug for treating vomiting in pregnancy had on a child’s development so, if this proves to counteract the effects, maybe that will increase my uptake of ‘managing morning sickness’ sessions and mp3s?

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