Topic: morning sickness

Everyone Talks About Pregnancy ‘Cravings’ But Forgets To Mention How Much Food Will Gross You Out

Everyone Talks About Pregnancy 'Cravings' But Forgets To Mention How Much Food Will Gross You Out

Everyone’s heard about pregnancy cravings. I don’t know if we have movies to thank for this or what, but the thought of a woman eating peanut butter out of a jar using a pickle as a spoon is probably something people think is relatively normal. You may actually not find yourself wanting to eat anything weird while you are pregnant. Instead, you may find yourself absolutely grossed out by just about all the foods you normally love. More »

8 More Accurate Ways To Refer To Morning Sickness

8 More Accurate Ways To Refer To Morning Sickness

Anyone who has ever had morning sickness knows that the label “morning sickness” is a big ol’ crock. It’s a, “whoever came up with this had a sample size of one” kind of lie. When I had “morning sickness” with my twins, I had mid-level nausea twenty-four hours a day, and would wake up in the middle of the night to dry-heave. I don’t actually know any women who only threw up in the morning and then went along their merry way. If I did, they were smart enough to lie to the rest of us about it. More »

Kate Middleton Is Eating Lavender Shortbread Biscuits So We Should Too Even If We Aren’t Constantly Puking

Kate Middleton Is Eating Lavender Shortbread Biscuits So We Should Too Even If We Aren't Constantly Puking

This Kate Middleton extremely important baby news is affording me the opportunity to brag about my holiday and also talk about cookies, two of my most favorite things ever! It seems that Kate is still suffering from acute morning sickness, but she has been trying to lessen her symptoms by delicately nibbling on lavender biscuits from Fortnum and Mason, the same British gourmet food shop that supplied my Christmas hamper, gifted by some friends in the UK. More »

STFU Parents: The TMI Pregnancy And Labor Report

STFU Parents: The TMI Pregnancy And Labor Report

One of the reasons I started STFU, Parents is because some of my new parent friends were posting updates related to their pregnancy and labor that contained a little too much information. I wasn’t sure if others felt the same way I did because it seemed rude to ask mutual friends, “ZOMG did you see so-and-so’s update about her incontinence? Did we really need to know that?!” (Answer: No.)

But as it turns out, other people did feel the same way. Lots of people did! Which is why I now receive so many submissions that deal with pregnancy and labor. So today I wanted to give a few examples of things that people don’t want to know about this new chapter in their friends’ lives, but will never tell them to their face. (Note: It was hard to narrow down examples because I have so many. I may need to follow up this column with a part 2!) More »

Top 5 Morning Sickness Remedies

Top 5 Morning Sickness Remedies

“Morning sickness” is a bit of a misnomer as many women experience nausea all day. Three-quarters of pregnant women suffer from morning sickness in the United States. Nearly half of all women who experience morning sickness will stop vomiting by about 14 weeks; others may bounce back after an additional month. A small percentage of women will experience vomiting or nausea right up until delivery. To help with such uncomfortable circumstances, we’ve compiled a list of the top five remedies. More »