Many mamas-to-be experience morning sickness, but it's hard to decipher which meds are okay to take during pregnancy and which are not. Play it safe with these morning sickness remedies created by Mother Nature.

Citrus fruit

Limes and lemons are great natural (and tasty) cures for nausea related to morning sickness. Mix a teaspoon each of honey and real lemon juice and sip slowly. If you're feeling like you might throw up, mix one cup water, ten drops of real lime juice and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar. Then mix in 1/4 baking soda. Down the hatch!

Peanut butter and other nut butters

The protein in peanut butter and other nut butters can help ease morning sickness, too. Spread some on a piece of dry toast and nibble slowly.


Nibble on crystallized ginger (delish) or ginger sticks if nausea hits while you are out and about. You can even snack on gingerbread or gingersnap cookies and sip ginger tea. But forget ginger ale, unless it has real ginger in it, or it won't do much to calm your queasies.

Fennel seed

Long used in Chinese fold medicine as a remedy for nausea, fennel seed contains anesthetic constituents that can help reduce queasy feelings. If you're feeling nauseous, make a fennel tea using freshly ground seeds and slowly sip it.


Steep mint leaves in boiling water to make mint tea. Set aside the mint leaves before drinking the tea, but don't dispose of them. Eating the boiled leaves can also help curb nausea.

Potato chips

Is there anything better than discovering you can eat potato chips to ease nausea? Keep in mind that moderation is key in this instance. Snacking on a few potato chips is thought to help curb nausea the natural (and yummy!) way.


Dairy products can neutralize stomach acids, naturally serving as an antacid. Have a yogurt, a glass of milk (served warm is extra soothing) or indulge in an occasional scoop of ice cream -- in the name of ridding yourself of nausea, of course.

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