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Exhausted

(13 Posts)
DebieS Sun 31-Jul-16 16:57:46

I'm 9 weeks pregnant and all I wana do is sleep. I sleep around 10hours at night (getting up about 4 times to pee) as soon as it hits around 2-3pm I need a nap.

Is this normal so early on? Or could it be my thyroid levels?

UnicornPee Sun 31-Jul-16 17:35:55

This is normal, you'll find it wears off after 12 weeks. Your body is very busy making a baby in these early stages so tiredness is very common.
Enjoy the time you can rest 😊

Jojo13 Sun 31-Jul-16 19:34:58

Totally normal and I am feeling exactly the same at the moment (8 weeks) just can't get enough sleep, sometimes I feel like I could just curl up on the spot, wherever I am, and sleep for a week!
Hope it passes for you soon x

DebieS Sun 31-Jul-16 20:46:43

I'm a serial napper anyway but it just seems so intense now hmm

I used to live on coffee but have given it up since I found out I was pregnant because on the caffeine levels. Maybe it's coffee withdrawal haha

NameChange30 Sun 31-Jul-16 20:50:00

Me too (I'm 9+3). Totally normal.
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Whatsername17 Sun 31-Jul-16 21:24:27

Normal. Sleep if you need too!

Imaginosity Mon 01-Aug-16 05:52:19

You don't have to give up coffee completely. I've enjoyed my morning coffee throughout my pregnancy. It gives me a small boost to get through work.

www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/limit-caffeine-during-pregnancy.aspx

mommabtobe Mon 01-Aug-16 14:33:54

I'm exactly the same!! I had a full on break down at my husband on Saturday. He thinks I'm over reacting... Until I full on burst into tears!m and had a tantrum!! My boss has also never had children and when I tell her I'm tired she then goes on to tell me how tired she is too!! I JUST WANT SOME SYMPATHY AND A REST!!!!! Haha!! I've been quite lucky as it's the only thing really effective me. I'm now 10 weeks!! grin

Vap0 Mon 01-Aug-16 15:04:05

I think some people get more tired than others, I have had total exhaustion from about 6 weeks - now 35w. Now I'm in the 3rd trimester I do have the odd not exhausted day but not very many and never had the let up that most people talk about in the 2nd confused

ThinkPinkStink Mon 01-Aug-16 15:28:40

Completely normal - that first trimester is EXHAUSTING. As Unicorn says - your body is working hard to make a tiny little person.

When you hit your second trimester your placenta will take-over feeding the baby, and you'll start to feel a lot better.

What I found in the first trimester is that my body completely gave up on me ... I got spots, only wanted to eat beige good, my nails were terrible, hardly slept at night and was exhausted during the day, my hair was shit, I caught cold after cold...my body's only interest was in providing for the baby.

The second trimester is better - some days you'll feel so un--pregnant you will worry about that instead!

Regarding coffee, I went off it completely for the first and second trimester - but I was back on with gusto for the third - you can drink up to 200 micrograms of caffeine a day (a standard coffee shop coffee is usually about 150 micrograms - but you can check exact levels per coffee shop online).

ThinkPinkStink Mon 01-Aug-16 15:30:35

...sorry Milligrams, not Micrograms

Imaginositys link is more reliable than me smile

EreniTheFrog Mon 01-Aug-16 20:11:03

It's normal, the tiredness. Am now deep into it for the third time. I think you'really right, though, that caffeine withdrawal probably also plays a role - I've always had an intense aversion to all coffee/tea/chocolate kick in mere hours before the exhaustedness hits, and I suspect there is some cause and effect there.

Mysterycat23 Wed 03-Aug-16 23:24:49

The tiredness hit me so hard and so suddenly I actually thought I was going to die. Rang the doctor thinking my thyroid has broken or something but turns out it's totally normal. Had to take some days off work and then have a lunchtime nap at work or I was incoherent by 3pm. Still taking lunch naps now but not incoherent in the afternoon, just knackered smile

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