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Combating 'Morning Sickness'

Hey Mom!

Don't take any anti-nausea or motion sickness medications without talking to your doctor first. Also, let him know if you can't keep down your prenatal vitamins.

Daddy Alert!

Don't listen to people who tell you that your wife's morning sickness is all in her head. Certainly, stress can upset anyone's stomach, but the nausea that comes with pregnancy is a very real physical problem.

The following tricks have helped many women who have suffered nausea in pregnancy and have lived to tell about it:

If these home remedies don't work, talk to your doctor. She might advise you to try an antacid or a B6 vitamin supplement. If you're still spending too much time with your head in the toilet bowl and there's risk of dehydration, she might prescribe medication to calm the stomach upset.

Excerpted from The Complete Idiot's Guide to Pregnancy and Childbirth © 2004 by Michele Isaac Gliksman, M.D. and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo. All rights reserved including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form. Used by arrangement with Alpha Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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