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22 weeks 40 years old and really tired. Is this normal?

(15 Posts)
lilly40 Tue 29-Jan-13 14:47:17

Feeling really tired today. Just want to rest and worried if this is normal? Just had a huge lunch washed down with 3 cups of tea.
Is it my age or have I just eaten too much?

BagCat Tue 29-Jan-13 18:09:03

Am 22 weeks and almost 38. I have days where I'm completely wiped out and then other days where I seem to have this amazing energy from nowhere. Probably normal. No doubt someone else with more experience will be along to advise smile

june2013 Tue 29-Jan-13 18:26:13

I'm 31 yrs old and 20 weeks and I'm writing this from bed, I'm so knackered. I have to go to the theatre in 30mins... boo hoo!

butterflyexperience Tue 29-Jan-13 18:40:27

Na normal
I'm 15.5 weeks and 33, and spent 4 hrs today napping

Shellywelly1973 Tue 29-Jan-13 18:45:07

Any possibility your anemic?

Tea can affect the bodies ability to absorb iron.

I've never needed to actually sleep in the day whilst pregnant unless i had a disturbed night in the last few weeks.

WaynettaSlobsLover Tue 29-Jan-13 18:51:58

Op I'm 23 years old, 16 weeks preg and absolutely shattered. My back has gone too. Pregnancy is knackering whatever age you are I reckon. I feel your pain sad

CareerGirl01 Tue 29-Jan-13 18:56:30

Less knackered this pregnancy than my first - could do anything when pg with DD1 and I was 37. Am 42 this time round and although I've been quite sick I've had more energy!

space21 Tue 29-Jan-13 19:00:17

32 weeks and 38 years old and totally knackered!
Just discovered I have low iron, low blood pressure and a possible UTI's worth getting yourself checked out, just in case.

lilly40 Tue 29-Jan-13 21:05:10

Thanks so much for all the replies! I was anaemic with DC1 and have got some liquid iron so I will start taking it everyday. Loving being pregnant and feeling my little one kick me. Some days I have boundless energy.
My fiancée says I need to remember I'm pregnant and to just go with my body. I'm usually a very active person so this is difficult for me. But, I'm learning to rest and not feel lazy. smile

cyclecamper Tue 29-Jan-13 21:17:47

lilly I'm 42, 20+4 and like you and bagcat I have days when I am almost immobile with exhaustion and days when I'm almost normal. Like you I was very active pre-pregnancy - cycling between 20 and 30 miles a day, and the first signs I had that I was pregnant was that I was too tired to ride to work. The dr helpfully told me that I need to remember that I'm an elderly lady when I said that I was still finding it hard to ride my bike grin.

havingastress Tue 29-Jan-13 21:20:14

I was knackered the entire way through my pregnancy! (I'm 38)'s to get you prepared for being knackered beyond your wildest dreams when the little one arrives grin having just put down 12wk dd after a 3 hr screaming marathon, vomit and diarrhoea

babyradio Tue 29-Jan-13 23:50:13

I'm 26 and I'm exhausted constantly... the bad back and irritability I can cope with, but being tired all the time is a nightmare!

3rdtimelucky73 Wed 30-Jan-13 11:22:23

I'm 39.5 and 25+1 and am pretty tired most days.

12 hours a night would be ample ;)

CityDweller Wed 30-Jan-13 11:36:46

I'm 37 and was still feeling exhausted up until 23ish weeks. Not so bad since then (31 wks now), but I'm anticipating it will return as I reach end of pregnancy.

lilly40 Wed 30-Jan-13 22:15:05

Am feeling so much better reading all the replies. Thanks guys! It's so reassuring hearing that I'm not alone! Love to you all (and your precious cargo) xxsmile

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