(Closed) How to be at work with morning sickness

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
143 posts
Blushing bee

@Mrs-Sunflower:  That’s a tough one. Um, I would just make sure there is a trash can close by. Try to hold it back but if you can’t, then sneak away in a corner some where and toss cookies.

Post # 4
981 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs-Sunflower:  I had a fair amount of nausea in my first trimester, but only actually threw up maybe 2-3 times, and that was when something set me off like my prenatal vitamin or brushing my teeth. So hopefully you will have something similar. Carry saltines and ginger ale to help settle your stomach when you feel gross. Good luck!

Post # 5
1026 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I also was nauseous all of the first trimester but didnt start throwing up until the 2nd.  Then I usually only threw up in the morning and at night.  Twice I did throw up at school (teacher), in the trash can. 🙁 No real good solution. You just do what you can.

Post # 6
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Ugh, that is tough. There were many times when I had to pretty much run away from a customer I was helping so I could get to the bathroom on the other side of the store and throw up. It was bad, luckily my co-workers were typically close by to step in and help out. I’d keep a trash can nearby…not a great solution, but better than being sick all over the floor.

Post # 7
209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@Mrs-Sunflower:  Does eating help?  Could you make sure you snack regularly?

I teach 6 year olds and I have never throw up with MS but do get very queasy and faint about half an hour before lunch so I just keep crackers in my bag and snack on them!  The kids actually don’t say anything, but if they did I would just say I am hungry.

If you are actually getting sick I would say like the others, keep a bucket handy.  Good Luck!

Post # 8
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I work in a school, too….and I have really bad all-day-long sickness.  I don’t typically throw up, but I constantly have the sensation that I’m about to—plus, the stomach troubles.  Somehow, my gag reflexes are on crazy high alert and I want to gag at the thought/sound/smell of many, many random foods and odors.  I’m also dizzy a lot.


I feel like I’m not dealing with it super well, but I carry a barf bag with me in the car, driving to and from work…I’ve stopped doing any shopping because I get sick when I walk around too much.  I’ve turned into a lazy teacher that perches on my stool during most of my classes.  I have a trash can right next to my desk.  I am never hungry, but I force myself to eat every 2 hours.  It doesn’t really “help”, but I like to think it keeps me from feeling even worse.

When I get home, I mainly vegitate and feel miserable.  Not overly optimistic information, I know….but this is how I’ve been handling it.  Also, I cry a lot at night when I get super frustrated with feeling sick for so long.  😉

Post # 9
1572 posts
Bumble bee

If you can, I’d ask your OB for a Zofran prescription, it works wonders especially if you really have to be doing something, like work. 

Post # 10
4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@Mrs-Sunflower:  I can always tell when a barf is coming on, so I just go to the bathroom and deal with it there. Often, though, I’m outside and not near a bathroom, and then I just let it out wherever.

I also carry a plastic bag with me that I can use if for some reason I get stuck in a crowded area and need to throw up. 

Post # 12
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@dreamocracy:  Zofran is amazing!

I’ve been taking Zofran for my nausea and that has helped. I’ve also had a pregnancy pop and that helped. Also I feel better if I eat something. Sounds contradictory but eating also helps me when I think I’m gonna toss my cookies. Fortunatly I haven’t thrown up just have felt extremely queezy.

Is there anyone in the room with you in the event you have to excuse yourself?

Post # 13
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m sooooo worried about this as well.  I’m a victims of crime caseworker, so I pretty much spend a lot of my day on scenes or at people’s houses.  How the hell do you gracefully be like, “I’m sorry about you B&E, coud I possibly puke in your toilet?”  I’m just hoping to hell that I either don’t suffer too much, or I’ll have to tell my work way earlier than I want to in order to be “grounded” in the office.

Post # 14
509 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Carry plastic bags with you everywhere! And spare panties and pants too since evrrytime i got sick, i’d pee a little too….

Post # 15
7152 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@MrsDTMajor:  I agree!! I am able to continue to work only because of Zofran! I Still haev bad days, but I am way better than I am with no meds!

I tried, Sprite, crackers, Ginger ale, ginger…nothing helped!

Post # 16
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ugh.  It was really tough.  LOTS of gingerale…I bought the stuff from Whole Foods that had real ginger in it.  It seemed to help…and lots of crackers.   I would sit at meetings with ginerale and crackers…LOL.

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