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Nausea in early pregnancy is linked to low risk of loss

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 27 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i5232
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Women who experience nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy may have a reduced risk of pregnancy loss, a prospective study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has shown.1

Nausea, with or without vomiting, is reported by as many as 80% of women during pregnancy. Much of the published literature has reported on studies that enrolled women after a clinically recognised pregnancy, so they did not include women with early pregnancy losses, or they relied on retrospective collection of data on nausea and vomiting symptoms. …

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