Fresh ginger root has long been known as a digestive aid. The 16th century German botanist Adam Lonicerus famously wrote, "Ginger does good for a bad stomach." Maybe what he should have penned was, "Ginger does good for a pregnant stomach."
Modern studies vary as to ginger's overall effectiveness in eliminating nausea, but it still makes our list because we're a hopeful lot. For starters, it won't hurt your baby, so it's certainly worth a try. After all, if ginger does settle your stomach you'll know you've hit upon a winner. Your best bet is fresh ginger root, which you can grate and use in fruit smoothies or as a salad topper. You can also steep the root in hot water to make tea. Concentrated ginger powders are available in pill form, too. Just don't rely on the kind of ginger you get out of a soda can. Turns out, your typical ginger ale contains artificial ginger flavors and no actual ginger.