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Morning sickness affecting apprenticeship

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CrimsonKitten Wed 11-Oct-17 14:46:07

Hi all
I'm about 6 weeks pregnant with my first and the morning sickness is killing me. I've been very ill for the past 3 weeks but had been resting up to start my childcare apprenticeship Monday just gone. I had to leave early yesterday due to dizziness and today due to physical sickness and now can't go back until next week due to the illness policy (48 hours). I've tried all the tricks and tips I've read online but I can't seem to go a day without vomiting or feeling like I'm going to and I've had a constant headache for all 3 weeks meaning I can a barely do anything without feeling dizzy including sleep. It's a pain because I want to make a good impression, but I can't physically be around young children if I'm spending half the day in the bathroom.
Does anyone have any advice?
Thank you.

Sharl2017 Wed 11-Oct-17 17:50:34

Have you told them you're pregnant? They might be a bit more understanding if they know.

LittleFox01 Wed 11-Oct-17 17:56:56

I would definitely tell the manager that you are pregnant, especially working with children too as there will be some you are unable to pick up, depending on which age group you are with.
I have no advice but my only suggestion would be go to your GP? They should be able to give you tablets to help with sickness. Also I have read online that if you are constantly having headaches it could mean that your blood pressure is high, so again I would go to your GP.

I hope you start to feel better soon. X

CrimsonKitten Thu 12-Oct-17 07:59:06

Thank you for the advice. I haven't yet told them as my first week was a tester week so I haven't technically started yet. Plus, I haven't known long myself. My boyfriend is currently finding the forms for me to join the local Drs as I've just moved in so I haven't had the chance to speak to anyone yet. I will talk to the manager when I go back in and hopefully get to see a Dr sometime next week. Thank you again.

CWG17 Thu 12-Oct-17 08:03:18

You need to tell them as the 48 hour vomiting policy shouldn’t include normal pregnancy sickness unless it’s a virus.

Good luck! The first trimester can be a killer but hopefully you’ll improve quickly.

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