Managing Morning Sickness at Work

Nausea is a classic pregnancy symptom, and working while you're queasy is never easy. Here, real moms share tips to help you deal.

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Sick Day

Sick Day

I called in sick a lot.
--Helena Ray
Los Angeles

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Snacks That Fight Morning Sickness

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Cheers!

Blaine Moats

Cheers!

Cherry limeades from Sonic, and Sea-Bands
--Cori Lewellen
Jefferson City, Missouri

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Air Out

Alexandra Grablewski

Air Out

It helped if I got up periodically to walk around or go outside for fresh air.
--Anastasia Haviza
Fishers, Indiana

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Milk It

Milk It

It sounds weird, but a large glass of Hershey's chocolate milk helped me.
--Mimi Blakley Fisher
Addison, Illinois

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Sleep It Off

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Sleep It Off

I had a coworker poke me when I started falling asleep, because I was taking Phenergan.
--Molly Lynskey
Columbus, Ohio

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Carb Load

Bryan McCay

Carb Load

I kept crackers stashed everywhere. And ginger ale. Don't forget the ginger ale!
--Christy Cox Mayton
Blackstone, Virginia

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Mint Condition

Peter Krumhardt

Mint Condition

Peppermints. My mom said she swore by them and so do I!
--Tracie Jones
Houston

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Sour Note

Peter Ardito

Sour Note

A very wise friend suggested Sour Patch Kids to me.
--Beth Chatham
Glens Falls, NY

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Take Your Meds

Melissa Punch

Take Your Meds

I took Zofran and Phenergan and stayed home for four months.
--Stephanie Porter Cutlip
Appomattox, Virginia

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Be Prepared

Bryan McCay

Be Prepared

I had two trash cans.
--Grace Parker
Jacksonville, Florida

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Stay Cool

Jay Wilde

Stay Cool

I kept a mini fan in my desk.
--Jessica Robinson
La Vergne, Tennessee

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Tea Time

Bryan McCay

Tea Time

Mint tea worked for me.
--Mindy Lopkin
Middletown, Connecticut

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Add Heat

Peter Krumhardt

Add Heat

Cinnamon candy and understanding coworkers
--Kim Welch Payne
Corryton, Tennessee

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Water Works

Scott Little

Water Works

I would drink a big cup of water and go back to work.
--Sarah Duff Hansel
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Bag It

Kritsada Panichgul

Bag It

Carry a gallon-size Ziploc bag with you at all times!
--Jessica Lipiec
Milford, Michigan

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Pucker Up

Jay Wilde

Pucker Up

I'd sniff lemons all day.
--Shelly Rosado
Boston

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The Munchies

Blaine Moats

The Munchies

I carried around a box of Frosted Mini-Wheats to ensure that I had something in my stomach at all times.
--Becky Kretzer Ward
Bainbridge, Ohio

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Chew on This

Blaine Moats

Chew on This

Spearmint gum
--Christy Cox Mayton
Blackstone, Virginia

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Soup's On!

Scott Little

Soup's On!

The diner across the street from my office served awesome chicken noodle soup. It settled my stomach right away.
--Carol Yeatts
Ocean View, Virginia

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Keep It Fresh

Scott Little

Keep It Fresh

I ate fresh, cold fruit.
--Jonnielle Stagen
Chicago

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Scent It

Levi Brown

Scent It

I was super-sensitive to smells so I had to switch soaps and stop wearing perfume.
--Jillian Eva Tackett
Kansas City, Missouri

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Go Nuts

Peter Tak

Go Nuts

I nibbled on almonds throughout the day.
--Lauralee Olson
Brigham City, Utah

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That's Bananas

Bryan McCay

That's Bananas

I'd eat a banana in the morning and chew gum throughout the day.
--Christina Clayton
Maryville, Tennessee

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Roll Out of Bed

Jason Donnelly

Roll Out of Bed

It helped if I ate something before getting out of bed, so I kept dinner rolls on my nightstand.
--Corrinne Lewellen
Jefferson City, Missouri

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Viva Vitamins

Peter Ardito

Viva Vitamins

I found out that my vitamins were making me sick, so I started taking them before bed and -- poof! -- the morning sickness was gone.
--Sonia Zombro Strong
Murray, Utah

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