Pregnancy news, 03/10/16
The research was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and found that experiencing nausea and nausea with vomiting when pregnant was associated with a 50 to 75 per cent reduction in risk of losing a pregnancy.
This is a single study, and we don't know what other factors may have affected the outcome for either group of women.
Our midwife Kate explains:
“Pregnancy symptoms vary hugely for each woman and each pregnancy. It is important to remember that there is no such thing as ‘normal’. More research into miscarriage is always welcome, but it’s essential that pregnant women who have not been experiencing any nausea or vomiting do not worry. This study simply shows a link, which at the moment, cannot be fully explained. If you do have any concerns about any pregnancy symptoms then speak to your midwife or GP for advice”
How common is miscarriage?
An early miscarriage is one which occurs between the date of a missed period, up until 13 weeks of pregnancy .
Early miscarriages are more common than you may realise, often occurring before the mother even realises she is pregnant. As a result, many early losses happen to mothers who simply assume the bleeding is a normal period.
A late miscarriage occurs between weeks 14 to 24 of pregnancy. This is much less common.
Whilst as many as 1 in 4 women experience a miscarriage in their lifetime, don’t forget that only 1 in 100 have multiple miscarriages and the vast majority of women go on to have healthy babies.
More on miscarriage
More on morning sickness
Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant about...your new identity as a 'Mum'. Do whatever you need to do to get some 'me' time in the diary, and remember that this new title of 'Mum' doesn't define you, it's a part of who you are.
Now I'm in the third trimester I have to remind myself to be more cautious. This is frustrating as lockdown is easing at the time I need to be extra careful!
The NHS is taking urgent action to protect expectant mums from a black, Asian and ethnic minority (BAME) background during the coronavirus crisis, as new research shows these women face an increased risk.
By Midwife @Tommys on 5 Dec 2017 - 15:42
I’m glad you found the article helpful. Thank you so much for your feedback, it’s really useful. We will investigate if this kind of data is available, and see if this can be added.
By Anonymous (not verified) on 5 Dec 2017 - 09:48
Thank you so much for this article, which is such a welcome corrective to the literally dozens of articles using this study which essentially imply that women with no sickness will almost certainly miscarry. I was wondering whether it would be possible to add more figures to this article? In particular, the percentages that the study found of women who had nausea and didn't miscarry - I *think* from my own reading of it that must have been the majority of them, which would be really helpful information to reassure these women further.
By Midwife @Tommys on 6 Dec 2017 - 09:07
Thank you so much for your feedback...I will try to look into this for you!
Please take good care of yourself.
Sophie, Tommy's Midwife :)