Morning sickness can be linked with genes

Women whose mothers, sisters or grandmothers suffer from extreme morning sickness whilst their pregnancy are 17 times more prone to suffer from nausea like when compared to other expecting moms.

According to Southern California researchers the hereditary problem seems to be carried via the genes from men.

According to the findings of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a team of researchers from UCLA and USC stated that their joint study reveals that family history should be taken in regard when health experts are confronted with an expectant mother with severe morning sickness.

Hyperemesis gravidarium is the name monikered to extreme sickness that few of the women suffer in the early stages of pregnancy.

Dr. Marlena Fejzo stated “pregnant women with a family history of extreme nausea in pregnancy should be aware that they may have it too …” “The high familial prevalence strongly suggests a genetic component to this condition,” said Fejzo, who holds assistant professor positions at both the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and USC Keck School of Medicine.

Researchers concluded that their conclusions were based on the poll offered of 650 participants for a joint study on the genetics and epidemiology of hyperemesis gravidarum. Women were looked out for recruit, control, a friend who had at least two pregnancies lasting more than 27 weeks, but who had not had HG.

Nearly 60,000 pregnant women are hospitalized each year due to HG, the UCLA study confirmed.