I'm sorry in advance for the long post. This is my first post but I've found this forum really useful so far. I'm about 6 weeks pregnant and really struggling with nausea, dizziness and tiredness. I'm also suffering with anxiety; about a week ago I had sharp stabbing pains in my cervix so was referred for an ultrasound scan. At the scan they thought I was about 5 weeks pregnant, although I had thought I was about 6, so all they could see was an egg sack and yolk. I'm going back for another scan this Monday but am fearing a missed miscarriage. I know it is just a waiting game, and that hopefully I'll know more on Monday, but I've found the pregnancy quite stressful so far.
So far this year I've only been into the office once and that was only for a couple of hours. I've taken a mixture of annual leave, sick leave and tried to work from home but I'm feeling increasingly ill from the pregnancy and also noticing my anxiety increasing, probably made worse by the fact I know my work is stacking up! I have a long commute, around 1-1.5hrs drive one way, so unfortunately I can't really just go in for a few hours. My manager knows I'm pregnant but isn't overly sympathetic, despite having kids herself. I'm 34 and love my job usually, I've worked hard to build a career but feel like I have a different focus now and that should be the little foetus I'm growing.
How are you all coping/how did you cope with work during pregnancy, particularly the early stages? Any tips and advice would be much appreciated. I've tried all the usual stuff for the nausea, ginger, sickness bands, etc. Thanks in advance and sorry again for the long post.