1st trimester hiding, out with colleagues !

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Tapas is not just dried meats. Well, as far as I’ve ever encountered anyway. In my experience there are manyyyyyy fine options for a pregnant person. 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Work related social events are always optional, in my book. I’d quietly decline, and if pressed say I had another engagement.

Post # 6
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FrenchNewlyWed:  Is this work hours (like lunch time), or after hours (like dinner)? I’d definitely skip dinner or after work drinks. I often skip them even when I’m not pregnant 🙂 Lunch is a bit trickier to skip, but I guess you could always “happen” to have to be somewhere else.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

FrenchNewlyWed:  Honestly veggie options (cold veggies) are worse than meats, as long as the meats are hot and well done they’re fine (red meat or chicken, not sea food). As for not drinking just say your driving

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My friend was in the same situation during her first trimester – it was a holiday party she really couldn’t get out of. She went into the kitchen, told the bartender that she was pregnant but not ready to tell her coworkers and to keep a steady stream of non-alcoholic drinks coming her way. No one was the wiser. 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

You could always pull the “I’m on antibiotics” excuse.

And as someone who lived in Spain, rest assured there are TONS of yummy non-meat and veggie options (tortilla española, specialty almonds, olives, pinchos, tomato-based tapas, albondigas, etc)

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Could you play the “I’m doing a cleanse” card? In other words tell them for 48 hours you’re only eating raw/whole foods and just avoid everything but go and drink some water.  Then, go home and did into a pizza 🙂 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - Chateau Briand

If you decide to go the “i’m on meds” route to avoid drinking, i would definitely start “showing signs” of being sick and tell someone youre taking antibiotics a few days before. I second PP who said the cooked meats is definitely the better option than veggies tho!

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

MsChandler:  mixtaperomance:  Can I ask why the meats are a better option than the cold veggies?  I am also pregnant and trying to eat the very best I can for my baby, and I’m very curious as to why this is the better option! thanks in advance!

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

FrenchNewlyWed:  If it were me and I decided to go, I would give my boss a heads up before if you feel comfortable with how far along you are.  We had a work Happy Hour when I was 18 weeks which I attended. I didn’t tell anyone else, but the day before I did let my boss know I was pregnant just in case people started asking questions. I didn’t want him to find out that way.  If I wasn’t comfortable telling yet because it was still early, I would have declined.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

FrenchNewlyWed:  as someone whose visited spain several times and has a gf who lives there and had a baby there… there SHOULD be lots of options for you…. a lot of tapas are cooked (maybe not the healthiest lol) but theres quite a variety. You can use the excuse for the migraine for alcohol and maybe cured meats say the high salt can also trigger it so your gonna stick to x,y,z (or your not a fan of the big fatty bits in the meat, which real spanish meats typically have). Hopefully its not a pre-ordered thing and you can all have input in what to order. I’ve gone to tapas places where I live in canada and Im not one to eat a bunch of cured meats anyways and I’ve had lots of options. Good luck!

Can you google the menu?

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