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Morning sickness during pregnancy; why?
« on: 17/08/2008 22:22:24 »
This is such a common problem for women during pregnancy. It suggests that there must be an evolutionary advantage. What possible advantage can there be? Or what? Help me with this one please.


 

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Morning sickness during pregnancy; why?
« Reply #1 on: 18/08/2008 00:50:26 »
There was a study that suggested that it encourages the mother to eat plainer foods and protects the embryo

"A notable current scientific hypothesis is that morning sickness exists as a safeguard for the embryo's health. Biologists Gillian V. Pepper and S. Craig Roberts have done a study that indicates that the intake of alcohol, sugar, oils, and meat can trigger morning sickness. This then acts as a way of discouraging ingestion of less healthy foods."


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Morning sickness during pregnancy; why?
« Reply #2 on: 18/08/2008 10:17:06 »
Thanx.
That sounds fair enough.
 

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Morning sickness during pregnancy; why?
« Reply #3 on: 18/08/2008 11:07:40 »
That makes good sense to me too!,, I did wonder about that.. I only got sick 1 time with three pregnancies and it was only 1 morning out of two years 5 months worth of being pregnant!! It was great.. I was an extremely healthy happy preggo! LOL.. I felt great when I was pregnant other then catching a cold... thats always miserable... I would have lived my life in that state.. as I felt good strong and happy most all of the time...
 

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