It's a story some mums might find hard to swallow, and probably one only a man would ever come up with, but a renowned psychologist has said that performing oral sex is one of the best ways for a pregnant woman to ward off morning sickness.
Professor Gordon Gallup says that expectant mums who swallow their partner's sperm are less likely to experience nausea when they wake.
And, what's more, he reckons the more semen a woman consumes, the better! He says nausea is caused by the presence of a foreign substance - semen - in the body, and the more of the substance a mum-to-be ingests, the more her body will tolerate it.
Research has generally suggested that morning sickness stems from increased oestrogen and lack of certain nutrients in the diet, and usually passes after the first trimester.
Traditional remedies include ginger, eating small, regular snacks, or using acupressure bands like those used to combat travel sickness.
But Professor Gallup - who works at the University of Albany in New York - has conducted research into the the use of semen previously, and has also cited it as an anti-depressant.
Seems like he is on a bit of a mission, doesn't it?
So, is this a morning sickness 'cure' you'll be trying? Or will you be sticking to ginger and dry toast?
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