Your Morning Sickness Survival Kit

For those mornings (and let's face it, afternoons and evenings) when you're not feeling like your glowing pregnant self, try these tips to keep your morning sickness in check.

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Colleen Duffley

Gingered Candies

The popular plant stem has been used as a nausea remedy for thousands of years.

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Adam Albright

Peppermint or Lemon Hand Lotion

The soothing scents may help keep you calm and relaxed. A bonus: sniffing them may help disguise other unpleasant food odors that trigger tummy pain.

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Jason Donnelly

A Stash of Saltines

These or other bland snacks can help stave off hunger between meals; an empty stomach can set off nausea.

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Snacks That Fight Morning Sickness

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Acupressure Bands

They work for nervous travelers' sea and car sickness; why not give them a go? Some moms say they help stave off morning sickness attacks.

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Ericka McConnell

Facial Wipes

A quick swipe provides an instant feel-better boost.

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Morning Sickness During Pregnancy: When to Worry

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Bryan McCay

A Plastic Bag

Are you afraid of being ill in public? Stash a large Ziplock bag or a sturdy plastic grocery bag in your purse. No one likes to get sick in public, but being prepared my help you be more incognito should an unfortunate incident arise.

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Toothbrush & Toothpaste

Sometimes just having a clean mouth can make you feel better. And it is always nice to have these tools on hand to freshen up after a bout of tummy troubles.

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Peter Krumhardt

Chewing Gum or Breath Mints

If you can't tote a toothbrush, these can relieve those not-so-fresh feelings.

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Devon Jarvis

Bottled Water

Rinse out your mouth -- and re-hydrate with a handy water bottle. Dehydration can cause a multitude of not-so-fun pregnancy symptoms (including cramps and nausea), so be sure to drink plenty of water.

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Smoothies

In lieu of eating solid food when your stomach is flip flopping, sip a smoothie. Doing so will neutralize your stomach acids and blood sugar, giving you a calm feeling.

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Christopher Gallo

Trail Mix

A mix of fruits, nuts, and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate chips will satisfy your hunger without weighing you down.

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Tea

The calming effects of certain herbal teas will soothe your stomach and can even relieve headaches. Be sure to check with your doctor to find out what types of tea are safe for you -- and what flavors you should steer clear from.

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Vitamins

If you're already taking prenatal vitamins as part of your diet, ask your doctor if you can increase your dosage by a few milligrams of vitamin B6. Studies show that it may reduce bloating, cramps, and morning sickness.

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