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tired and fainty at 34 weeks

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dottypyjamas Tue 16-Apr-13 20:26:17

Ok so that should read bloomin' tired, tireder than I thought possible, and feeling faint after very little activity.

I'm eating plenty, and have had lots of rest (didnt make it in to work today) but it's not getting any better.

Any advice as to whether this is just something to put up with or if I should get to my gp? I have a midwife appt on Fri so can check there but wasn't sure if it was something to get checked out sooner!

Should add my iron and bp have been fine up to now and bubs is moving about quite happily

SeashellHoarder Tue 16-Apr-13 22:03:05

This does not sound fun! Have you actually fainted?

Does it happen when you stand up suddenly?

Might be worth a quick call to nhs direct to put your mind at ease?

Peka Wed 17-Apr-13 03:14:36

Hello me too! Not sure if that helps. Also hideously nauseous if I over exert myself... Particularly in night time hence mums netting at 3 am. feel too sick to eat in the evening and that makes me sicker - back to bad old days of 1st trimester! i have a banging headache too but not pre-e as actually have low bp!! I recommend floradix a totally natural supplement with iron, drinking loads of water (even though you will need a loo handy) and not overdoing it. I find rushing e.g. For trains sets me off. Feeling quite sorry for myself too!! Am planning to just rest lots and listen to my body then get in touch with me if doesn't improve, but if you're worried just see your go, they can give you the once over!

Peka Wed 17-Apr-13 03:15:34

Sorry in touch with MW! Stupid autocorrect!

Peka Wed 17-Apr-13 03:16:26

And GP not go! Argh!

bogwoppitinatree Wed 17-Apr-13 10:11:03

Hi, kind of glad to read it isn't just me! My main job was teaching for an agency (teaching) and made the exectutive decision to finish at Easter (32weeks) so I could get our building site of a house sorted. I felt embarrassed telling people how exhausted I was finding work as the whole office was full of "I worked until the day I went into labour" women.
However, now I am off I am so so so glad! I find I can do about an hour's worth of work (tops) before the top of my legs ache and I physically cannot do any more. Extremely healthy in every way throughout this pregnancy, just learning to work in little segments and rest lots in-between. Just so glad I only have my part time job to worry about and can focus on looking after me and light decorating and organising.
I am normally so active so just getting used to doing little and often rather than slogging all day. Good luck to everyone - I certainly sympathise smile

Peka Wed 17-Apr-13 10:22:54

Yes I feel guilty too as my work is so flexible and accommodating I am doing lots from home etc. but I know lots of people who worked til their due date with stressful job and commute etc. You have to listen to your body though... She said lying in bed having a rest after only 1 hour at the computer... God I do feel tired in my bones though!!!

tethersend Wed 17-Apr-13 10:25:40

Do get your blood pressure checked- mine dropped dramatically in the last trimester and it made me very tired and light headed.

dottypyjamas Wed 17-Apr-13 17:25:42

Thanks guys, you're right it does kind of help to know I'm not alone! I haven't actually fainted thankfully - managed to stop it at the white spots in front of eyes stage by sitting down/fresh air/sugar. Rang my community midwife centre this am and they didn't sound too concerned so will keep taking it slow til my appt on Friday when ill get them to check my iron as well as my bp - and will ask about floradix.

With you all on wishing I could finish earlier than 36 wks, there are no prizes for carrying through to the very end, agree you have to listen to your body!

Good luck everyone smile

tethersend Wed 17-Apr-13 19:49:10

You can go off sick until 36 weeks.

Monka Thu 18-Apr-13 20:52:18

I am now 24 weeks and have been feeling faint and weak for the past two weeks. Nearly passed out at work last Monday and this Monday I had to lie down in the back seat of my car on my left side with legs slightly raised to raise my Bp. It took me 30 mins before I could feel strong enough to leave my car in the underground car park and get to the office. Saw my GP this Monday and he could see my Bp lower as I went from lying down to standing to sitting. Nothing I can do about It as health wise it's not dangerous to me or baby unless i fall or get an injury due to passing out. He did say to stay hydrated and that has helped as i now drink more water than I did previously. Today i could manage two flights of stairs, an hour on my feet at a meeting. Came home was well enough to cook and do clean my bedroom and change the sheets. I also eat more often and have sour sweets like cherry drops or sherbet lemons to keep me going until I can get something more substantial to eat.

tethersend Thu 18-Apr-13 22:04:17

I found eating salty foods helped a bit.

Hope you feel better soon smile

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