Sometimes, I'm afraid my job is in jeopardy, I cut hair, and need to leave clients sometimes to get sick. I've called in or left work at least 7 or 8 times since becoming pregnant. Please help! I just need someone to talk to!!
trottin', pole dancing, Norway and Sweden lovin' , ,WOHM Kiddos born 12/11/06 and 08/09/08
with #3 EDD:01/2013 So in love with my sweet Swede and my bonus-son 10/25/98
If it makes you feel better, at 15 weeks, I am feeling much better. And my last pregnancy, I vomited for 26 weeks. This time was much worse, but shorter duration.
I work full time, and now I am raising a toddler as well. With my 1st pregnancy I started getting sick at about 6 weeks and didn't stop throwing up the whole time except for when I took the Zofran. I was so freaked out though about being on any medication, I tended to try *not* to take the zofran which at some point my OB just said directly "That is ridiculous. It's safe, you need it... take it!" I wasn't drinking enough water or eating enough cuz I just couldn't stand the idea of eating or drinking, and the zofran helped both stop the vomiting as well as making it more possible for me to eat and drink.
This pregnancy I don't throw up as much, but I am naseous ALL the TIME as well as exhausted this time (wasn't before). I pretty much called my doc and asked for Zofran again, cuz I feared I wouldn't be able to work and parent and function feeling as absolutely crappy as I was.
I'm sure you've figured this out by now, but last pg I also became a master at always having a gallon ziplock bag and a paper bag on me at all times. I threw up at my desk so many times... put ziplock bag in paper bag so no one could see what it was and threw ziplock away in bathroom. No one ever seemed to notice. I'd even be on conference calls and throw up (put them on mute).
So you're definitely not alone, and hopefully you'll feel dramatically better when you go to your 2nd trimester. I'm sure hoping I will on this one!
Last thing.... I really only read this once, and who knows if it's got any truth ot it at all, but I CLAIMED this cuz I want to believe it! I read recently that when a pregnant woman actually vomits, there is some chemical released that actually contributes to even better brain development and functioning in her fetus! Basically the article said, your baby will be smarter cuz you were yakking the whole time! All I know is, indeed, DD is incredibly smart, daycare workers, otehr parents and others have been commenting on that since she was 9 months old.
So again, who knows if it's true a little, a lot, or not at all... but I"m claiming that and so far this little new bean will be pretty smart too cuz I have yakked plenty already!
Best of luck, you're not alone but you DO need to take CARE of yourself. Talk to your doc, and best of luck in trying to find some relief.
enjoying motherhood way more than science:
married to DH (2003) mama to DD(Nov 2008) & DS (Mar 2011)
I am intrigued with the smarter kid theory, that sounds good to me. There was one comforting thought during my experience: that my pregnancy was rock solid. I had no fear of a miscarriage due to the obvious amounts of hormones coursing throughout my body, thus the HG. A HG tribe would've been nice at the time, I did feel quite alone at times. I hope someone creates one and that you start feeling better soon.
I'm a doula so even though I don't have an 8-5 type job, going to births is hard and being on call makes me anxious. I have thrown up several times in the car. Grrr.
4 years and 5 IVF cycles in the making, Elliott was born at home in water on 2/2/11.