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    Default 8 weeks pregnant!

    Hi ladies,
    I was hoping for a little insight.
    I'm 8 weeks this week. I have every single symptom you can think of including terrible morning sickness.
    I'm not a high risk pregnancy so my doctor still does regular check ups but is very happy with my progress.

    This is my struggle. Work. I have to wear a fitted shirt, and constantly have to hide my tiny little bump and hide my morning sickness (all day sickness) too! It's becoming a huge drag for me. I feel restricted and yuk. I am thinking of telling my boss next week when he returns from leave (I'll be 9wks) everything is going well and chances of mc are so minimal at this point - I feel like I have to tell them. So 1 I can wear clothes without worrying about my bump
    2 I don't have to hide my morning sickness and can call in sick without being questioned

    3 I am a receptionist so they can organise a replacement by November when I go in maternity leave. I work for a small firm so I figure the sooner I train someone the better

    Thoughts? My constant toilet breaks are being questioned and I am taking days off for my scans so I feel the need to explain why.
    Last edited by charasym; 04-05-2016 at 15:47.

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    I told my bosses very quickly after I found out. We'd been doing IVF and they knew that, so I thought it would have seemed a bit obvious and weird if I didn't tell them the outcome of the last cycle! They were very grateful because they have plenty of notice about when I'll be leaving and are extremely accommodating to any time I need off.

    I've been at my work for 10 years and I thought it would be better than them starting to get annoyed at all my time off for appointments etc then finding out I'd been hiding it. I also gather that if something terrible was to happen, I wouldn't have a heap of explaining to do about why I needed some time off!

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    I told my boss at 9 weeks for all the same reasons. She is also restructuring so needed to know why I wouldn't be applying for a promotion and that someone will need to take over my massive portfolio in November which will be a mental crazy month for me! She was very grateful 😊 good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WinterJade View Post
    I told my boss at 9 weeks for all the same reasons. She is also restructuring so needed to know why I wouldn't be applying for a promotion and that someone will need to take over my massive portfolio in November which will be a mental crazy month for me! She was very grateful 😊 good luck!
    Were you worried about mc? I will be 9 weeks when I tell him but for some reason it doesn't really worry me because everything is looking awesome

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    Quote Originally Posted by charasym View Post
    Were you worried about mc? I will be 9 weeks when I tell him but for some reason it doesn't really worry me because everything is looking awesome
    No, because if I had one, I would tell her. I have had a mc before and hiding it from my boss did me no favours. I was a WRECK for months and she thought I had a really bad attitude. I was just grieving and withdrawn. She appreciated it. I am sure everything will work out this bub so I am not too worried

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    I told my boss early both times and when I had my mc so I could have time off etc.

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