Morning sickness & the work place. Ugh.
August 18, 2010 8:36 AM Subscribe
How do expectant mothers make it through the work day while suffering from morning sickness?
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (30 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
At the ripe old age of 38, I find myself pregnant for the first time. I am about 6 weeks and haven't told anyone. The morning sickness is starting to hit this week...hard. Since I'm an older (advanced maternal age) pregnant lady, I know that the risks of miscarriage or complications is fairly high and want to delay sharing my news for awhile until I've had some tests and some time has passed. My body thinks otherwise, and would like to keep me nauseous and holed up in the office bathroom. I've been trying everything. Ginger ale. Saltine crackers. Vitamin B6. It just is not really working so well. It feels like I am at work with a really bad hangover. I've read that it might be like this for at least 6 more weeks, maybe more. I can't call in sick every day or curl up under my desk in a fetal position. How do other ladies in my position handle the sudden appearance of morning sickness/migraines/exhaustion at work? How do you deal with the smell of microwaved fish in the breakroom and strong perfume and all the other things that send your stomach lurching? How do you keep this a secret from the rest of the office?