Morning sickness and desk job...

I am a 6w/2d along and I just started getting sick a few days ago...I have all day sickness but will vomit maybe once a day (sorry tmi). I work as a mobility trainer, basically I show people with disabilities and seniors how to use public transportation. Meaning I am out and about all day on buses, don't always have access to clean bathrooms. Today I showed someone how to take the bus to their dentist appointment. I got so sick I had to use the restroom there (btw a dentist office is the best place to get sick, lol they have Listerine cups in the bathroom). Thankfully my trainee did not notice at all that I got sick.

My question is, my manager says she will accommodate me with my pregnancy and give me a desk job as soon as I am ready to stop training. However, I HATE office work and would much rather be out walking and in fresh air. Should I take the desk job until my morning sickness gets better and then go back to training or just stay permanently at the office? My co-worker who was also pregnant started working at the office almost right away, though she only had night sickness. What would you do?
Posted on April 19, 2013 at 7:28 am
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CheekyMar
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I have a desk job & although I wasnt running to the bathroom like a lot of pregnant ladies, the predictability (smells, location, people, workload, etc.) was nice when you dont know how you might be feeling at any moment of the day... However, it was so nice getting outside in the fresh air too.


Now that I am almost half way through my pregnancy, the predictability is still nice. I find myself bummed out whenever I have an offsite meeting or I have to meet with a client outside of the office. I think being uncomfortable has more to do with my professional attire that I have to wear (I'm more uncomfortable walking around in heels than sitting at my office desk, kwim) though...  

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 7:37 am
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Are you opposed to taking zofran? I have a desk job and threw up many times at work (and once at a lowes) before I was prescribed Zofran. Once I started taking it I was able to function just as I did pre-pregnancy. If you could take the meds, you'd be able to continue what you enjoy doing until walking becomes to painful or frequent urination takes over! 

Posted on April 19, 2013 at 10:13 am
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I did want to avoid taking Zofran, but I am not totally against it. I guess I will wait some time and if my sickness continues and makes it hard to do my job then I will ask for it. My manager wants me to spend most of next week at the office anyway as we have new employees to train, so I will at least wait until that week to be over before making a decision.

The other reasons why I don't want to do office work right away is because as a mobility trainer, I make my own schedule, I work from home, I can wear whatever I want, and I could sleep in if I wanted to :). As my manager's assistant I would always have to work 8 to 5, dress up, plus drive there daily in traffic. So I'm torn.
Posted on April 19, 2013 at 11:53 am

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