Morning Sickness Strikes Pregnant Reporter Julia Ainsley On Live TV

Natalie Stechyson
Morning sickness is the term used to describe the nausea and vomiting some women experience during pregnancy... and some of them on live TV.

If you’ve ever been pregnant while also holding down a job, there’s a good chance you may have barfed at work.

That relentless morning sickness (LOL “morning”) doesn’t care where you are or what you’re supposed to be doing — if the smell of your colleague’s coffee sets you off in the middle of that board meeting, you’re going to find yourself sprinting to the nearest bathroom/garbage can/purse.

Now, imagine your job is to report the news on live television, and behold this moment of ugh. 

Julia Ainsley is an NBC News Correspondent who covers justice and homeland security. She’s also⁠ — as was accidentally revealed on live national TV a few months ago ⁠— pregnant.

⁠“Here’s the time Baby Girl Ainsley made herself known to the world by causing a little morning sickness on national television. Coming January 2020!,” Ainsley tweeted Tuesday morning, along with a video of her taking deep breaths, gagging, and waving the camera away.

Oh, Julia. We’ve all been there. Just not so ... publicly. 

The video is a few months old, shot during Robert Mueller’s surprise press conference at the end of May. But Ainsley tweeted it Tuesday after announcing her pregnancy on Morning Joe.

“I ran down there, and in the middle of coverage I got pretty sick and had to run down the street and got sick in the bushes outside the justice department,” Ainsley recalled on the morning show.

Ah,  pregnancy.

Why the barfing, though?

Morning sickness is the term used to describe the nausea and vomiting some women experience during pregnancy. When it’s mild, it’s a normal part of pregnancy,...

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