Is It OK to Ask Co-Workers to Avoid ‘Smelly Foods’ While Dealing With Morning Sickness?

Morning Sickness Sucks

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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?”

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Kelli is a Lead Writer at Hot Moms Club. She's a Canadian living in the US with a longstanding love affair with entertainment news and celebrity gossip. She has written about it for some of the most popular websites in both Canada and the US including Entertainment Tonight Canada, I'm Not Obsessed and Babble. When she's not chauffeuring her 4 kids back and forth to the rink for various hockey and figure skating activities, she can be found glued to Netflix or reading a great book.

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