Managing Morning Sickness at Work

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

Sick Day

I called in sick a lot.
--Helena RayLos Angeles

Morning sickness can be the bane of your pregnancy. Here are some snacks that can help you eat healthy while pregnant.

Blaine Moats
Blaine Moats

Cheers!

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

Air Out

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

Milk It

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

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cultura Photography/ Veer

Sleep It Off

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

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Carb Load

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

Peter Krumhardt
Peter Krumhardt

Mint Condition

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

Peter Ardito
Peter Ardito

Sour Note

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

Melissa Punch
Melissa Punch

Take Your Meds

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

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Be Prepared

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

Jay Wilde
Jay Wilde

Stay Cool

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

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

Tea Time

Mint tea worked for me.
--Mindy LopkinMiddletown, Connecticut

Peter Krumhardt
Peter Krumhardt

Add Heat

Cinnamon candy and understanding coworkers
--Kim Welch PayneCorryton, Tennessee

Scott Little
Scott Little

Water Works

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

Kritsada Panichgul
Kritsada Panichgul

Bag It

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

Jay Wilde
Jay Wilde

Pucker Up

I'd sniff lemons all day.
--Shelly RosadoBoston

Blaine Moats
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 WardBainbridge, Ohio

Blaine Moats
Blaine Moats

Chew on This

Spearmint gum
--Christy Cox MaytonBlackstone, Virginia

Scott Little
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 YeattsOcean View, Virginia

Scott Little
Scott Little

Keep It Fresh

I ate fresh, cold fruit.
--Jonnielle StagenChicago

Levi Brown
Levi Brown

Scent It

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

Peter Tak
Peter Tak

Go Nuts

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

Bryan McCay
Bryan McCay

That's Bananas

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

Jason Donnelly
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 LewellenJefferson City, Missouri

Peter Ardito
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 StrongMurray, Utah

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