(Closed) Hiding Morning Sickess at Work Tips? Odd office layout situation

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

As someone who threw up all day every day until I was put on meds… just frequent bathroom breaks saved me, though I’m sure at least one or two people on the floor saw me turn green or hiccup in the unhappy sense. As far as the icky bathroom- I would keep “doggy bags” in my pockets at work to throw up into and throw out, vs going in the toilet…. something about strange butts and my face near them freaked me out ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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sunshine809: I’m confused – are you pregnant or TTC?? ๐Ÿ˜€

I was so worried about this as well because I work in an open-plan office and have to walk past about 15 people before I get to very un-private cubicle-type bathrooms.. so there is really no way I could be sick at work without people noticing. So.. my way of coping is to get to work early before anyone else arrives so that I can be sick in peace if needed. And then drink ginger-ale all morning.. and by lunch-time I’m feeling ok. I only start feeling ill in the eveing again and by that time I’m home. My advice is just deal with it when you have to ๐Ÿ™‚ Everyone’s body is different and there’s no way to tell how you will feel. You can always make up a stomach bug temporarily if anyone notices. But guys are totally oblivious anyway. 

In fact, people in general are oblivious – I’ve been drinking ginger ale all morning instead of coffee, all week, and nobody has commented… and before I was pregnant I used to be a massive coffee addict. People are caught up with their own problems and don’t notice the details of other people ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 18
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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sunshine809:  our bathroom is in the hall (small office too) so everyone knows when you are coming and going. No one had any idea. I don’t think people pay attention as much as we think they do – especially men! My one coworker (female moms of4) suspected because I suddenly was eating constantly! Prior I would maybe eat only lunch while at work!

i wouldn’t worry though you might not even be super sick. Good luck!

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Post # 19
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I am still vomiting, despite the meds. People are too wrapped up in their own lives to notice. 

Worry about it when you need to.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I felt crappy a lot of the time early on. My “morning” sickness typically hit in the evening. Preggie Pop Drops helped a lot. At work, I was peeing more than usual but not throwing up at all. I’ve actually only thrown up twice, both times after brushing my teeth in the morning on an empty stomach. 

A coworker of of mine had a really rough first trimester and announced early because of it. 

Post # 22
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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sostobe:  I completely agree.  Today, midconversation with two ladies I had to go back to my office to sit down because all of a sudden I became soo hot/dizzy/nauseated.  I thought for sure someone would ask me if I was ok or wonder what was up. Nope! Not a word! Maybe they just think I’m rude ๐Ÿ™‚

People don’t notice as much as you think!!

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