(Closed) Teacher Bees and Morning Sickness?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
479 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I don’t know what to tell you…I’m commenting to follow because this is my main concern about getting pregnant and working in a school.  My mom had horrible morning sickness so I’m pretty much expecting it.  I hope you feel better VERY soon!

Post # 3
3080 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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LibrarianBride:  Ugh same here. Like what would you do? I would hate to throw up infront of my students too. That would be so embarassing.

Post # 4
5543 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t know what you have tried so far but ginger (the real stuff) or peppermint (again, gotta be the real stuff) can help with nausea. Get candied ginger or ginger ale to suck/sip on through the day maybe?

Many women take zofran for morning sickness but I have found in general (I am a nurse but not in women’s health) zofran works best for nausea but if you’re already puking it is too late for it. I know phenagren is prescribed sometimes during pregnancy but some people can be pretty loopy on it. I also don’t believe it has been tested as much in pregnant women, but it’s good stuff. If the option are puke you guts out and be dehydrated or tale the meds, fairly certain many providers would advise for the meds.

Also trying to eat small amount fairly constantly can help too. You feel nauseous and don’t eat, then the acid in your stomach irritates it more and makes you sicker. Vicious cycle. No advice on the far from the bathroom other than hopefully try to keep from getting to that miserable sick point.  Best of luck!

Post # 6
1992 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I have no personal experience, as I am not a teach and I’ve never been pregnant.  However, I distinctively remember one of my teachers who had morning sickness for most of her pregnancy, would tap the door of the neighboring classroom and the neighboring teacher would listen in on our class for 5-10 minutes while our teacher ran to puke.  I assume this is something they worked out between themselves. Are you friendly with any of the teachers with classrooms near you? Would this be okay at your school?

Post # 8
556 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I am a teacher and have just started TTC. I worry about this. The teacher next door to me is a newbie and I certainly can’t expect her to watch her overfilled class and keep an eye on my middle school students. Plus I don’t want the kids to know I am puking before I am ready to tell people I am pregnant. I guess I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. At least this year there is a staff bathroom…last year I always had to use the same bathroom as the kids and that would have been extra bad. 

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Post # 10
1246 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’m not pregnant, but I teach, and this thought has crossed my mind. I wonder if you feel like you’ve got a supportive administrator that you can discreetly tell about your pregnancy a little earlier than you might otherwise like. Maybe there can be some kind of short-term deal struck where you get a co-teacher or teaching assistant to hang around in case you have to excuse yourself from class, or if you’re predictably sick at certain times of the day maybe you can swap sections with someone else until you’re out of the woods.

Again, this all depends on what kind of work environment you’re in — I am in a good place so I feel like my higher-ups would be pretty cool about this if I ever asked them, but in the past I have also had supervisors that I would have been very nervous to tell about a pregnancy, especially an early one. So it’s a judgment call you would have to make, but the take-home is that sometimes more help is available than you might think, and you just have to ask.

Post # 11
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What an awful situation. If it really is a ten minute walk to the closest bathroom, it sounds like you’ll have to make sure there’s a lined trash barrel nearby (maybe in a stairwell where no one can see you), since with or without students, nobody can hold puke in that long.

Post # 13
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I would just get an rx for Zofran and/or Diclegis. One of those has worked for almost everyone I know.

I taught through my MS, and it helped to keep peppermints/sour candy with me. I also drank a huge lemonade slowly throughout the day, since lemonade always helped my nausea.

Post # 15
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012


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privatequestions:  and eat often! Even when you don’t think you need to. I should add that I actually never threw up at work, but I thought I would many, many times. I was able to keep my pregnancy a secret from coworkers until 13 weeks, and from students until 18 weeks. Good luck!

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