Topic: morning sickness

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 »