Morning Sickness And Working

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Dianne - September 24

for those women with morning sickness- How did you make it through your work day feeling so horrible??? I just found out I'm pregnant, and I'm crossing my fingers that I dont start the morning sickness stuff. how did you handle it??


~*sunny*~ - September 25

Hiya Dianne, I am now 16 weeks and 4 days pregnant, been suffering with severe morning sickness since around 5 weeks. I tried everything, dried biscuits, crackers, ginger, the works and nothing eased it. I work 39 hours a week Monday to Friday and every day is a struggle, luckily my employers have been okay so far. Some days I just haven't made it into work. This last week has been the worse, I have been off for the whole week with not being able to keep anything down, the Doctors want to hospitalise me and put me on a drip if I am no better in the next few days. So much for blooming during the second trimester ~grinss~ the way I get through it is to remember the joy the baby is going to bring, I can suffer for 9 months of my life for what I am going to receive at the end of it!! I have heard that peppermint works for sickness, however thats not something I have tried, good luck and let me know how it goes. Remember, everyone's pregnancy is different, you may not get any sickness.


sam - September 27

i suffered really badly with sickness and i found work to be really hard, especially as i look after elderly people - you can imagine the things i had to deal with!! my employers were great and let me rest whenever i needed to. it is hard but you get through it coz u know its not going to be forever


amber - October 2

i'm a full time student and also work. i'm 9 weeks and i've found the only way to get rid of it is to get it out. this won't work for everyone, but i get up each morning drink a bottle of water and then go throw it up. it rinses my stomach of the hormones that cause the sickness. it is still disguisting to puck every morning but i feel fine after i'm done.


Anne - October 10

I have to agree with Amber. I always felt better once I threw up. As far as getting through it... you just do. You don't have a choice.


Amy - October 11

Hi, I'm 11 weeks and working full time. I've been having terrible morning sickness since week 8. I feel like it's going on forever. I have even had diarrhea for last few days. I don't want my employer to know yet so I'm just trying to suffer through it. Sometimes I think expecting moms derserve to stay home to get rest. It's such a tough time for us!


Steph - October 13

I actually have been so ill that I lost my job. It was not my "career", but still. It sucks not working, but being so ill I honestly cannot think of working at this time. Wouldn't that be nice if there was some sort of program or something to a__sist women with this. Oh the luck!!


Meghan - October 26

I am 10 weeks pregnant with my first child and have suffered morning sickness on and off since 6 weeks. One week I will be fine and then the weekend comes and I am in bed all weekend. I work from 6:30 am - 4 pm monday-friday and I found that forcing myself to eat is the only way that it gets better..If your morning sickness is at night try eating something as heavy as your stomach can handle so that it "sticks to your ribs" overnight. If I could go through the first trimester unconcious that would be so much better. Good Luck!



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