The popular plant stem has been used as a nausea remedy for thousands of years.
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.
A Stash of Saltines
These or other bland snacks can help stave off hunger between meals; an empty stomach can set off nausea.
Snacks That Fight Morning Sickness
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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.
A quick swipe provides an instant feel-better boost.
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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.
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.
Chewing Gum or Breath Mints
If you can't tote a toothbrush, these can relieve those not-so-fresh feelings.
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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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.
A mix of fruits, nuts, and a hint of semi-sweet chocolate chips will satisfy your hunger without weighing you down.
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.
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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