University of Warwick researchers have developed a tool, using machine learning, which can accurately predict premature births in almost three-quarters of women with an asymptomatic high risk.
Referring to nausea and vomiting in pregnancy as simply ‘morning sickness’ is not entirely accurate and trivialises the condition.
Morning sickness does not adequately describe the symptom pattern and the term should no longer be used.
Daily symptom diaries of nausea and vomiting were kept by 256 women and symptom patterns and changes in daily patterns by week of pregnancy were modelled. There is a peak of probability of nausea in the morning, a lower but sustained probability of nausea throughout the day and a slight peak in the evening. Vomiting has a defined peak incidence in the morning.