In his recent theory on the evolutionary reinterpretation of pregnancy sickness (morning sickness…just say that….. lol scientists are a trip), Dr. Gordon proposes that the culprit of morning sickness during pregnancy is not the kool-aid and pickle cravings, but the presence of a foreign genetic material in a woman’s body, unfamiliar semen.
Hmmmm… go on….
A baby is half made up of genetic material from the father, so initially the body may treat the organism as a foreign tissue or infection. The mother-to-be’s response, similar to when you eat something bad, is an immune reaction like vomiting, nausea, and morning sickness. In other words semen is a foreign substance when it enters a woman’s body, so when pregnancy occurs, the more semen present in the mother’s body, the better ability it has to be familiar with it, and not produce a bad reaction.
Like other immunity treatmeants, like the flu, and chicken pox, etc. The protocol is to inject you with that same “substance” so that your body may build antibodies to that particular virus, or bacteria.
Dr. Gordon is basically saying, a cure for morning sickness is for the mother to increase the presence of seminal fluid from the child’s biological father. Before you go putting your mates “fluids” on tap, whether it be orally ingested or by vaginal insemination, there are no studies to support that one is more effective than the other.
At the 2012 meeting of the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS), Gallup laid out test parameters that would identify the worst cases of morning sickness that should come from a woman who was lesbian , with little (if any) previous exposure to semen, and who are impregnated by artificial insemination. ( I concur, it makes sense when testing this theory)
Of course this leaves women who have been dippin’ on the side or artificially inseminated at a loss because they don’t have regular access to the fathers “genetic material”. So if your other “half” is having morning sickness, you ARE the father, and you have sex regularly… you might want to see Maury about that.
To me, the science makes sense, it will be interesting to see how this study, with test subject plays out. If you wish to read more extensively about this here is the link:
Whooo… that sure was interesting… What do you think about this theory?
Now lets have some cake!
Evolutionary Praline Turtle Cake