Bothered by morning sickness? Think twice, it is beneficial!
Morning sickness – the highly irritating nausea and vomiting that afflicts most mothers-to-be during the early months of pregnancy can be beneficial to women in later stages of life as it reduces the risk of breast cancer.
According to latest research carried out in the US women who esperience morning sickness have 30% less chances of getting breast cancer than women who have an entire pregnancy without the morning sickness. Although the axact mechanism is unclear it is good to speculate that higher levels of circulating Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) secreted by the ovarian and placental cells might play a role. This hormone is known to have several activities that have protective properties against cancer cells.
Stronger the morning sickness, lesser the incidence of breast cancers. The breast undergoes profound changes during pregnancy and HCG might exert its beneficial effects at this stage.
Morning sickness thus can be a minor annoyance in pregnancy but it is a blessing in disguise!