1st Trimester

How to Keep pregnancy under wraps at work?

Since it is still early- 4 weeks, I am getting nervous about getting morning sickness  at work- I work retail, and Im nervous my co workers will notice and put 2 and 2 together... how do you keep it under wraps?

Re: How to Keep pregnancy under wraps at work?

  • My MS was mostly "hangover" feelings, so I blamed it on not feeling well and having a cold. 
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  • I work retail too and thanks to m/s my coworkers DID figure it out. :(  I never said a word or made an excuse though..I should have just said I didn't feel well. I think they figured it out after I said it was OK and I didn't want to go home..I think my lack of concern is when they put it together.
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  • I work at a restaurant. My morning sickness isn't that bad. But some days I want to throw up but its just nausea.
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  • If you have lots of morning sickness, there's really no way to hide it. They're going to think you have some bad contagious stomach bug lol.

    On the other hand, if you don't have morning sickness then only tell your boss and wait to tell the others til your 1st trimester is done. That's what I would do anyway.
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  • I am 7 weeks and the morning sickness just hit be badly last week. I want to wait to tell my boss until I have a better idea how the pregnancy will affect my work so I'm trying to keep it from my coworkers too. I was controlling it ok until last week when I nearly passed out and had to lay down for a while to stay conscious. That let the cat out of the bag to a few people who I swore to secrecy. I don't mind people knowing since they can be aware and help me out if I need it that way, I just don't want my boss finding out from someone other than me.
  • I work at an elementary school and that nasty stomach bug was going around. It took people WEEKS to feel 100%. I blamed it on that. 
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  • You may not have any morning sickness at all!  I'm 9.5 weeks and only have had occasional nausea.  Don't get yourself worked up about it.  Eat frequent small meals and snacks and keep crackers and candy and ginger ale with you.  If there's always a little food in your stomach you should be able to escape any vomiting and keep it under wraps as long as you want.
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