Hot on HuffPost Parents:
- Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW: Overwhelmed Parents: A…
- Allison Tate: What I Would Like to Tell My Son's 5th Grade Teacher Now
Morning sickness reduces breast cancer risk
Morning sickness, apparently, is good for you. While I'm sure it's an incredibly unpleasant aspect of pregnancy, nauseated mothers-to-be can take comfort in the fact that it lowers their risk of breast cancer -- by 30 percent.
Doctors aren't exactly sure what causes morning sickness in the first place, so they're not certain which aspect of it works to reduce the chances of developing cancer. However, best guess is that the nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are the result of higher levels of a hormone called human chorionic gonadotropin -- which may also work to prevent breast cancer.
Subseuently, the more human chorionic gonadotropin you produce, the sicker you get, and the more protected you are.
While it's certainly great news for some women, I have a feeling this information won't be very comforting when they're up in the middle of the night, doubled over the toilet, hoping they're not about to revisit dinner.
At least, in the end, something good comes out of it (and, of course, you'll get a baby, too).
Ask Us Anything About Parenting
- Why should anyone listen to a _____, what makes her an expert? Harpo is jus an actress, all she does is sit on her tush & claim she knows it all. ...
- Do people ever get a civil trial this is too many dismissals with out a response from defendants
- PLAINTIFF’S MOTION FOR JUDGMENT ON THE PLEADINGS AS TO THE ANSWER BY DEFENDANTS ______________________________. Plaintiff, ________________________ h...