A new morning sickness cure?!

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A new morning sickness cure?!
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 2:37pm

Forget the crackers, peppermint candies or ginger lollipops. If you wanna cure morning sickness, you just need more sperm in your diet.

That's the word from SUNY-Albany psychologist Gordon Gallup, who theorizes that when a pregnant woman, well, swallows, it'll tame her tummy, the New York Daily News reports

Gallup offered up this idea -- for real -- at this year's Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society gathering, saying women get morning sickness because "their bodies are rejecting the semen's genetic material as something foreign and unfamiliar," according to the newspaper. "The theory could feasibly quell their queasiness by ingesting the same sperm in order to allow the body to build up a tolerance."

Well that's... interesting!  What do you think of this theory?

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Registered: 10-04-2012
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 4:00pm

Ha! I would think you'd have to take in a LOT for it to make a bit of difference. It might make DH feel more involved, though, eh? :smileywink:

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Registered: 10-01-2012
Wed, 10-10-2012 - 3:57pm

Oh my husband would loooove this report!