Aches and Pains: The Morning Sickness Survival Guide

Nausea can strike any time of day. Learn how to cope.

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If your nausea is of the more common variety, there are simple things you can do to feel better. Health and fitness instructor Denise Austin suggests using ginger to soothe nausea in her book, Denise Austin's Ultimate Pregnancy Book: How to Stay Fit and Healthy Through the Nine Months -- and Shape Up After Baby (Fireside). "I discovered ginger actually helped, and ate ginger snaps and put ginger root into my fruit smoothies. Ginger tea is also soothing to the stomach." Sipping ginger ale may also help settle your stomach. Denise offers up another healthy tip: To calm a queasy tummy, try a simple fruit dish of chopped crystallized ginger mixed with a teaspoon each of honey and lime juice, mixed with watermelon balls. Denise says that it's very refreshing, and recommends storing the mixture in an airtight container and snacking on it during the day.

If you find you can't stomach ginger, try these physician-recommended and mom-tested tips to soothe your nausea.

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