FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | May 06, 2014

Mother's Day Science: Reactions highlights amazing facts about pregnancy (video)

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 — Pregnant women go through a lot to bring a baby into this world: 2 a.m. food cravings, hypersensitivity to certain smells and morning sickness, not to mention labor and delivery. In honor of Mother’s Day, the American Chemical Society’s (ACS’) newest Reactions video highlights the chemistry behind a pregnant woman’s altered sense of taste and smell, how mom’s diet influences baby’s favorite foods and other pregnancy phenomena. The video is available at http://youtu.be/Gnqjh-L4e9g.

Youtube ID: Gnqjh-L4e9g

And because moms always deserve more, we’ve created a bonus video on what scientists believe causes dreaded morning sickness in pregnant women. The bonus video can be seen at http://youtu.be/09bCTERVrms.

Youtube ID: 09bCTERVrms

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