Review links hyperemesis gravidarum to anxiety disorder in offspring

The studies also found increased risk of neurodevelopmental problems and testicular cancer but researchers warn the evidence is of low quality

Offspring of women who experience hyperemesis gravidarum are more likely to develop  anxiety disorder and sleep problems, a systematic review shows.

The extreme form of morning sickness is also associated with an increased risk of testicular cancer in male offspring in middle adulthood, the Dutch researchers have found.

In a systematic review and meta-analysis, the University of Amsterdam-led team examined data from 19 studies including some 1.8 million offspring,