Morning Sickness Sucks
We all know that morning sickness sucks, but is it OK to ask your co-workers to alter their routines for your comfort?
One woman recently wrote a letter published in The Washington Post asking for advice on how to handle her extreme morning sickness at work.
“I am nine weeks pregnant, and morning sickness is at an all-time high. The smell of anything, especially strong-smelling foods, really sets me off,” she begins her letter.
“Many of my co-workers cook food in a nearby microwave and eat lunch at their desk, and the smell of their food makes it impossible for me to work comfortably,” she continues.
“Is it acceptable to send out an email letting them know about the pregnancy and asking them to forgo smelly foods for the next few weeks? If not, how can I handle this?”