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Morning Sickness

Stop Calling It Morning Sickness

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 08.19.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

Let's stop underselling this monumental physical experience by breezily passing it off as morning sickness. Let's call it what it is: nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.

How Breastfeeding Gave Me My Power Back

Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Jennifer “Jay” Palumbo

It took me three years and several rounds of IVF to get pregnant and I was acutely aware that this would most likely be the only time I would ever be able to experience it. In my mind, I worked hard and paid a lot of money to get knocked up, so I wanted to enjoy all of the bells and whistles.

Where's My Glow? When Pregnancy Sucks

Jenny Witte | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
Jenny Witte

I wish I was one of those women who could walk around basking in the loveliness that can be pregnancy, glowing from within from the absolutely astonishing life-creating powers I possess, beaming with the pride of collective maternal contentment. But I'm not. And that's OK.

Is Morning Sickness Contagious?

Supriya Kelkar | Posted 03.19.2014 | Parents
Supriya Kelkar

If you've experienced morning sickness you know the triggers aren't bound by logic. But what I find even stranger is that while you're the one throwing up, your sickness can induce a bizarre verbal vomiting in others, where advice and assumptions spew out of their mouths like bile, without any warning.

Surviving Pregnancy in the Dog Days of Summer

GalTime | Posted 10.02.2013 | Parents
GalTime

When your belly is growing and the mercury is rising, things can quickly get unbearable. Don't sweat it. Here are five top ways to keep cool on hot days.

Portrait of a Not-So-Perfect Pregnancy: Part Two

Natalie Thomas | Posted 07.23.2013 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

After ten months, three days and an extremely difficult labor and aftermath, my little girl arrived, making each obstacle and every pain worth it. For her, I'd do it all again. In a heartbeat.

Pregnant or Not, I Don't Regret My Behavior in This 'Hairy' Situation

Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo | Posted 07.22.2013 | Parents
Karri-Leigh P. Mastrangelo

The woman in her first trimester is really getting the shaft when it comes to sympathy. She, too, is tired, nauseous and scared to death... and almost no one knows or knows why.

FDA Approves Return Of Drug For Morning Sickness

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Talk about a comeback: A treatment pulled off the market 30 years ago has won Food and Drug Administration approval again as the on...

What Pregnancy Really Feels Like

Posted 03.19.2013 | Parents

Everything you need to know about morning sickness, enlarged breasts and more.

Study Finds Pregnancy Nausea Drug Won't Harm Fetus

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Parents

-- There's reassuring news for pregnant women miserable with morning sickness: A very large study in Denmark finds no evidence that using a popular a...

A (Different Kind of) Love Story

Lisa McElroy | Posted 04.16.2013 | Parents
Lisa McElroy

The very best love stories, I think, are of conflict resolved. And all the baby (or big kid) steps it took to get there.

Katherine Bindley

Kate Middleton Rumored To Seek Unconventional Treatment For Morning Sickness

HuffingtonPost.com | Katherine Bindley | Posted 01.24.2013 | Parents

Kate Middleton's acute morning sickness was brought to the public eye when she was checked into a hospital in December, and a report has now surfaced ...

A Duchess, Morning Sickness, and Royal Implications... Twins? A Baby Girl?

Dr. Peter Klatsky | Posted 02.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Peter Klatsky

I wish Kate Middleton improved symptoms and an easier, safe pregnancy for her and her family. I also hope that someday all expecting women will experience the skilled care and concern that a duchess deserves.

The Princess and the Pregnancy: Some Fully Sick Royal News

Rob Brooks | Posted 02.13.2013 | Celebrity
Rob Brooks

As we are due to endure incessant royal baby chatter and HG sympathy over the coming months, I thought I'd sneak in quickly with an important lesson that HG and pregnancy sickness illustrates about evolution.

Debunking Twin Myths

Rebecca Hughes Parker | Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Hughes Parker

Twins for Kate? The princess's hyperemesis gravidarum has led to speculation that she is having twins. With this speculation about twins comes the misconceptions about twin zygosity and twin inheritance that have persisted, even among skilled medical professionals.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum: A Report From the Trenches

Mary Haft | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Mary Haft

Even now, 20 years after the birth of my last child, I am strangely exhilarated by the validation of a medical condition that I suffered with through the pregnancies of all my children. I suspect more people than I knew thought I was exaggerating, that morning sickness is routine and I was complaining about an all-too-common condition.

Kate Middleton Hospitalized For Morning Sickness

Posted 12.05.2012 | Parents

What is 'Hyperemesis Gravidarum,' exactly?

Academic Suggests Sperm Cure For Morning Sickness

www.nydailynews.com | Posted 08.13.2012 | College

One academic is proposing a cure for morning sickness that some moms-to-be might find in bad taste — sperm. Gordon Gallup, a psychologist at SUNY-A...

Semen Cures All? Giving Oral Sex Can Alleviate A Woman's Morning Sickness, Study Finds

YourTango | Posted 07.26.2012 | Weird News

Can swallowing semen really cure your morning sickness, or is this just what men want you to think? According to Gordon Gallup, a SUNY-Albany psych...

Can Oral Sex Cure Morning Sickness?

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 07.26.2012 | Parents

Written by Jesse Bering for Slate One of the best things about being a gay man is that one doesn’t have to worry about accidentally impregnating ...

What Never To Say To A Pregnant Woman

Nour Akkad | Posted 11.27.2011 | Parents
Nour Akkad

I have to take issue with the inappropriate comments complete strangers, friends, even family members feel they need to make to an already vulnerable -- and very emotional -- pregnant woman.

Big Pharma's Crime Spree: Drug Makers Pushing Products For Unapproved Uses

Bloomberg | David Evans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Pfizer and Lilly lead a parade of U.S. companies that have paid $7 billion in penalties after promoting drugs for uses not approved by the FDA. This u...

Thalidomide: Curse or Cure?

Stephanie Gertler | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Gertler

Lynette is what the doctors call a "thalidomide baby." There were other thalidomide babies on the floor, all around 10 years old, mostly limbless or with limbs that were profoundly deformed.

"I Just Think I'm Gonna Barf."

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

"Oh, I just think I'm gonna barf...."-- Marge Gunderson (Francis McDormand), from Fargo   I open today with that Fargo quote for many reasons. T...