(Closed) Ever taken a sick day due to morning sickness?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I took numerous sick days and ended up working from home for some time (and still have to). My morning sickness became hyperemesis though, and it definitely took a toll on me.

Have you talked to your doctor about some options? Maybe they have some other suggestions, or if it gets that bad, they can prescribe something to help. It was hard to take medication, but it came my only choice :

Post # 5
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t know how people work pregnant!  I was working for myself, so I was able to just care for myself.  I was SO SICK for two weeks in there I could barely get off the couch!

Post # 6
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Mrs Hedgehog:  I always felt too guilty to take a day off. I would say if you can without getting in trouble with work, do it!

Post # 7
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yep, just once last week.  It was at the point that every time I stood up, I threw up.  It was only really bad for a day or two (one was the weekend) and then it got manageable again.  But, I’ve been working through lunches and leaving early so I can get home in time for my daily throw up around 4:30pm.

Post # 8
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve taken lots of partial days because of morning sickness head pregnancy related headaches. I felt guilty at first, but sick is sick! That’s what they’re there for!

Post # 9
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrs Hedgehog:  Yup…., there’s no point going in if you’re going to be miserable and/or puking. Fortunately my sups wife is pregnant so he’s pretty empathetic.

Post # 10
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I haven’t had to yet, but I just started getting MS. I can picture it happening down the road though. Joy!

Post # 11
861 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have taken a lot of sick days or worked from home due to severe MS. I still work from home one day a week from MS and I am 15 weeks.

Post # 12
1577 posts
Bumble bee

I called out  once but it wasn’t due to typical morning sickness, I was not only nauseated, but had a 3-day-long migraine and fever. :/

Post # 13
4354 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve taken days for pregnancy realted illness, usually due to headaches and once due to being up most of the night with heartburn and I was exhausted the next morning.

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