(Closed) Surviving the 1st Trimester at Work?

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

lady lightning:  Oh, I feel you. I was so sick at work every single day but thankfully most of the time was very slow and I had/have the ability to shut my door and work on something “important”. Definitely take advantage of the door shutting if you can. It really helps block out extra noise and distractions.

Lots of bland snacks and lots of water is my best suggestion – I know it’s not terribly helpful. I did tell our secretary/friend that I was pregnant earlier than 12 weeks (probably about 8 weeks, to be honest) and it helped A TON with fielding questions and things from co-workers.  We had a potluck and she was able to cover for me when I couldn’t sit in the room with all the smells.  

Also, call your doctor if you need something. I had nausea pretty bad but I had these non-stop headaches (migranes, really) and I finally broke down and got a prescription for some medicine. It helped wonderfully and I was able to be more “normal” at work for a while. 

I had to tell everyone at 12 weeks because I was still so sick. It finally started subsiding around week 17, so hopefully you feel better sooner rather than later! 

COngrats!!

Post # 17
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Nothing much to add except take care of yourself! Working 10 hours a day is a recipe for exhaustion for anyone, especially someone who is pregnant 🙁 Make sure you’re giving yourself little breaks to break up the day, and try to keep balance with your hours. You don’t want to sacrifice your health for work!

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

lady lightning:  I understand completely about the supervisor thing.  My supervisor is not only anti-kids, but also seriously rude and unbothered by hurting peoples feelings.  When I told her, I made a point to be very straightforward about it and inform her that my husband and I are ecstatic about the news.  She was kinda taken off guard by how I approached it, but I have been so emotional and straight up bitchy, I didn’t want to test myself if she had a comment or something to say about it. 

She, of course, asked about my plans for the future, and I told her that we have no discussed it yet.  She doesn’t need to know RIGHT NOW. 

Good luck!

Post # 19
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2135 posts
Buzzing bee

My sister-in-laws swear by those motion sickness wristbands. They really helped with the nausea.

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

This is going to be tough as I’m wondering what I do when I get pregnant….

I’m a college instructor and have 4 classes a day, 3 days a week….three in a row. It’s a hefty day when not pregnant

If it were like a past job, at least I’m mostly working alone at my desk with some meetings but when you’re standing, teaching…I fear for having to leave to the room to go yak. Yikes

Post # 21
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m definitely going to have to tell my supervisor as soon as I find out because I carry a gun and the moment you are pregnant, you have to stop.

Unfortunately, not carrying my gun at work is going to be a dead giveaway so everyone else will find out right away.

Knowing my boss, I don’t expect any issues once I’m preggo. He’s already wondering what on earth is taking me so long haha

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