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In 2012, a University of Albany psychologist, Gordon Gallop, claimed that pregnant women could put an end to suffering from morning sickness by giving frequent oral sex and swallowing the semen. He didn’t provide data to support his position but a 2000 NIH study suggests he is right. That study found that ingesting sperm orally lowered the incidence of preeclampsia in pregnant women. They hypothesize that women’s bodies sometimes react negatively to foreign objects placed in them somewhat like rejecting transplants. The lowered preeclampsia rates suggest that ingesting the father’s semen improves the tolerance to the fetus. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10706945

Gallup thinks, “the reason a pregnant woman gets morning sickness is due to the unfamiliar semen in her body due to the pregnancy.” He found that “the woman’s body will initially reject the father’s semen as an infection and react to it by vomiting.” He believes women can cure morning sickness by continuing to ingest the father’s semen so her body can build up a tolerance to it. All this is very interesting but what wasn’t said may be of more use to some expectant mothers.

Will swallowing her husband’s semen in the months leading up to her getting pregnant build up an immunity that eliminates having any morning sickness when she gets pregnant? Some women, like Tookie, would be more than happy to test this. Others would rather have morning sickness than give fellatio, let alone swallow.

What should woman do who don’t know who the father is? That’s a sticky wicket. If the woman is married and wants to stay married, she shouldn’t mention the correlation between oral sex and morning sickness to him. She should find out for herself. If giving frequent oral sex is a change of behavior for her, at least to her husband, she should tell him something like it’s a reward for knocking her up. If she still gets morning sickness, he may not be the father but it’s not certain.

A woman wanting to keep her marriage together should probably not test this procedure with the guy (or guys) who might actually be the father. She may want to suffer through morning sickness rather than tell some guy she doesn’t want in her life that she’s pregnant with his child. If you’d have to try every starter for the Cleveland Browns to find the right semen to ward off morning sickness, you better just get used to throwing up.