So far, in the last 6 weeks, I have left work about 4 times, due to my morning sickness just not letting up. I am constantly running to the bathroom at work, tired all the time, and nauseated to the point i don't even want to eat. I have to eat, so i force myself to, but it is hard. Anyway, this all counts against my attendance. I have been trying my best to work AT work, but I spend 75% of my time either willing myself not to run to the restroom again, nod off at my desk, etc. I am not getting much done. This is really hurting our area because we are 1 person short due to a promotion, so we are already behind. I am really no good to my co-workers, being there, but not really able to commit 100% of my efforts. But I can't keep missing work, either. I stayed home today because I was up all night-literally, also with a low-grade fever. This is VERY dangerous, as anything above 100deg, I have to get myself to the ER asap. Thankfully, it has gone down, with tylenol, rest, and liquids. My OB suspects food poisoning, as I have talked with her today. Baby should be fine, as it would only affect me, and as long as I made sure my fever didn't go past 100. I am wondering if anyone knows if I have any federal protection from being fired because I am pregnant, and morning sickness is a legitimate symptom? I tried looking the info up on the dept of labor site, but it doesn't give any specifics, and my boss has told me I should research this. Personally, I think she should know some of this, but whatever.