Rushed out to be sick during an important meeting? Struggled to focus on work as your stomach churns? Juggling debilitating pregnancy symptoms with work commitments is one of the less appealing aspects of pregnancy.
The Queensland Channel Nine reporter, who already has two daughters – Mia, aged four, and two-year-old Luisa with her husband Gerry – is 21 weeks pregnant. While each pregnancy has been different, this one has been marked by extreme morning sickness – that unfortunately lasts all day.
“I’m currently 21 weeks pregnant with my third child and can claim morning sickness x 3. Not the horrific type that lasts a whole pregnancy (thank goodness) but your traditional 12-ish weeks feeling feral, vomiting, constant nausea, so tired you can’t function.”
During this pregnancy, the vomiting and nausea was worse later in the day – just as the experienced reporter was taking to the airwaves.
“It got worse as the day progressed, so rather than peaking in the morning, it was generally coinciding with my 6pm bulletin read on the Queensland weekend news … the joys,” she sarcastically writes.
Alison says that while some women love being pregnant, and others hate every minute of the nine months, she lies “somewhere in the middle”.
“I’m not a fan of having to temporarily give up running and champagne, having to sleep with countless pillows, rolling out of bed and wondering whether I will wet my pants each time I sneeze,” she said.
“But there are of course those precious moments, the first kicks, the anticipation, watching the bump grow and of course the bundle of joy and mayhem at the end.”
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