When I became interested in the topic of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and morning sickness in the late 1970’s, there were NO consumer resources available on the topic. Thus, when “No More Morning Sickness: a survival guide for pregnant women” was published by Plume/Penguin in 1993, it became a major resource. I had no idea!
In 1995 I created “Take Two Crackers and Call Me in the Morning!” a real-life guide for surviving morning sickness” from cartoon sketches I drew for “No More Morning Sickness” which the publisher was not interested in. This book was translated into Spanish and was titled “Coma dos galletas y me llama manana en la manana!” becoming the first resource for the Latina community.
Four years later, 1997, “Morning Sickness” by Nicky Wesson from the UK was on the market.
In 2003, Elizabeth Kaledin, a medical correspondent for the CBS Evening News with anchor Dan Rather, wrote “The Morning Sickness Companion. By 2004, I published “Managing Morning Sickness: a survival guide for pregnant women” with twice the content of “No More Morning Sickness” which was published by Bull Publishing Co from Boulder, Colorado.
In 2006, Ashli McCall wrote “Beyond Morning Sickness”, Jenna C. Schmitt published “The Good, The Bad and The Blessing” and Camilla Harris-Butler produced “Body Mutiny.” “Morning Sickness 24/7” by Tabby L. Silcott arrived on the scene the following year. In 2014 Amanda Shortman and Caitlin Dean of the UK produced “Hyperemesis gravidarum: the definitive guide.”
By 2015 I produced an e-book, “Take Two Crackers and Call Me in the Morning! a real-life guide for surviving morning sickness.” In 2017 Jennifer Griffin wrote story, “Understanding Morning Sickness as a Gift.” Mid 2019 found “Take Two Crackers and Call Me in the Morning! a real-life guide for surviving morning sickness” had expanded to 38 cartoons with more material on hyperemesis gravidarum and was both an e-book and a paperback.
So.. in a span of 25 years, a number of resources became available to help inform the world that not all pregnancies are “a walk in the park!”