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Normal or a cause for concern?

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LightUpLightUp Sun 17-Aug-14 16:31:53

Just wondering whether there's a rhyme or reason for the way I'm feeling or if it's just part and parcel of the last trimester.

I'm 31 weeks and for the past week I've felt extremely lethargic, I struggle to get out of bed and I just feel very tired all day no matter how much sleep I have. I don't want to go out anywhere or do anything I just don't have the energy. I was wondering if I was creating a bit of a cycle for myself as this has also made me feel low emotionally so decided if I forced myself to get out and about and get some fresh air it might make me feel better physically and mentally.

Today I took DS for a walk by the river and within two minutes of walking I felt very short of breath and tired. I told DS I think we may have to go home but he was upset so I carried on a little further and it just got worse until i weren't deaf, out of breath and felt sick and just knew I had to get to the floor so I did and a very kind man came along to help me and give me a drink blush

After coming around a bit I made my way back to the car but stopped at every bench to catch my breath.

I'm not overweight, I was very active and excercise regularly prior to pregnancy and have just had normal blood tests at my last midwife appointment. I've been eating normally but I'm feeling very crappy and now I feel like I shouldn't go anywhere alone for the next 9 weeks! :-( Any advice ?

Lozmatoz Sun 17-Aug-14 16:35:57

Sounds like me when I was low on iron. What have your blood text been like? May be worth getting them checked ASAP. I take 2 spatone every day and it majes me feel human! You can buy it over the counter and to fave when pregnant.

You should definitely speak to your MW or GP though.

squizita Sun 17-Aug-14 16:43:33

My iron etc is OK but I went through a lethargic phase about 30-34 weeks. MW put it down to the body having to carry more weight, more strain on organs and so on and said many women get it.

LBNM19 Sun 17-Aug-14 16:51:06

I feel similar to this I'm 30 weeks but have good and bad days if I've had a busy day I literally feel like I can't do anything the next day and I am always tired and tend to need a nap everyday x

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