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SeriousStuff Wed 12-Jun-13 12:10:56 a nutshell.

I'm 20+4 and after the 1st trimester nausea and tiredness passed I've been feeling pretty good, until this week.

As soon as I get up, I want to go back to bed straight away. The tiredness is crippling! I'm getting around 8 hours' sleep a night plus a 2 hour nap late afternoons but I can't shake the tiredness. My eyes are closing as I type this.

I work from home and I'm worried it's going to start interfering with my deadlines etc...I have a wedding on Saturday and I'm worried I'll want to go back to the hotel before the serve lunch!

My bloods came back clear last week so no iron issues, I'm eating a varied diet and taking supplements.

What are your experiences of tiredness in 2nd trimester and any tips?!

lauracutee Wed 12-Jun-13 12:16:07

For me the tiredness crept back towards the end of the 2nd trimester and I still feel pretty tired now most of the time. I'm 32 weeks and wasn't sleeping well for ages.
I am sleeping better now, but waking in the night. And like you, I could pretty much sleep at any time! I'm anaemic though and on iron tablets.

I think you're doing the right thing, napping when you can. Hopefully it will pass xxx

AnythingNotEverything Wed 12-Jun-13 12:25:37

I could have written your post! I'm 22 weeks, and have been really well so far, but I'm knackered at the mo!

I'm eating like a horse, have great iron levels, sleeping well - 8 hours with one toilet trip, but no naps.

I felt amazing until about a fortnight ago. I put it down to having busy weekends, but I think it's more than that. Even thinking about trying to get a couple of days sick leave - that's how desperate I am!

Hope someone pops by with an answer ... 18 more weeks of this to come!

RJM17 Wed 12-Jun-13 12:26:20

I'm only 17 weeks and feel exactly the same. I wake up as tired as I was when I went to sleep and no matter how early I go to bed and how long I stay in bed I still feel tired.
I was asleep by 9.45 last night and didn't get up until 9.40 this morning and I am still feeling exhausted and could back to sleep without a problem.
I was hoping it is just a faze that will pass. X

PoppettyPing Wed 12-Jun-13 14:31:04

Another sleepy-head here. 27 weeks, I'm healthy as anything, bloods great, bp great, 9-10 hours a night and I'm napping 2 hours most days! I can't get enough! I have noticed it more the last week or so, though.

But surely building a little person takes a lot out of you? That's how I feel about it anyway. Plus hayfever doesn't exactly help matters..

starbuckmum4 Wed 12-Jun-13 14:59:31

I'm 22 wks and feel shattered too. I'm up at 7am each morning with the kids and in bed by about 11pm. Perhaps I need more, and a nap in the afternoon then seeing what everyone else has written above!

Having said that I'm jealous of your 8 hrs sleep with 1 toilet trip anythingnoteverything I am waking up at least every 2 hrs for the loo during the night, I get so grumpy and mutter to myself about how annoying it is smile

SeriousStuff Wed 12-Jun-13 16:05:17

Well, latest update today is I've just woken up from a 3 hour nap and still feel shattered...better check my emails before I nod off again!

parttimer79 Wed 12-Jun-13 16:44:47

I've been super sleepy for about the last 10 weeks - now 31 weeks!
I'm not really waking to pee but am waking hungry at 5/6am so obviously need to have supper! So getting at least 7 hours sleep and then a nap.
I have good bp, iron levels, generally good health so far (except for 4 months of hideous morning sickness) so I'm just listening to my body and sleeping as it seems to be paying off.
No helping my thesis at all though...

cupcake78 Wed 12-Jun-13 17:09:29

I've been shattered since conception. But different types of tired. Up to 24 weeks i was very sick washed out and exhausted. Then it changed to physical tiredness as bump grew and weight went up. Now 38 wks and could honestly stay in bed forever! Physically everything is hard and I could easily nap 2+ hours a day after a reasonable nights sleep.

I don't glow in pregnancy!

SeriousStuff Wed 12-Jun-13 17:40:47

I appreciate your stories - it does make me feel much better knowing it's not just me!

I'm trying to psych myself up to do some exercising now - I might leave it another hour...

Twinklestarstwinklestars Wed 12-Jun-13 19:03:32

I'm 35 weeks and was ok until around 2 weeks ago, now I can barely keep my eyes open! Not helped by on a night waking up not being able to breathe then needing a drink, then needing a wee! Roll on July!

AnythingNotEverything Wed 12-Jun-13 19:04:10

I shall stop complaining about my single toilet trip then... But I'm super jealous of you ladies who get to nap!

I might have to add sleep requirements to my maternity risk assessment. Or try to, you know, when my boss does one! Thankfully I have a super low risk desk job.

Kelly1814 Wed 12-Jun-13 19:17:09

Thank god I'm not alone!

I'm almost 24 weeks. Up and down in the night to pee, so very broken sleep.

Working 12 hour days in stressful demanding job.

Literally fall through door at night and collapse onto bed. Have been known to fall asleep immediately for 20 mins. Most unlike me!

Newmum0113 Thu 13-Jun-13 11:08:25

Haha Anything I live your comment about sleep requirements on your MRA! I've been off work due to surgery for appendicitis but am due back week after next - I'm going to request this and see where I get!

I'm 22 weeks and am totally exhausted all the time! I have spent the last three weeks bedridden anyway and it's not made the blindest bit of difference !!

I asked my midwife about it and just said its fine and making a little person takes a lot of energy. As with others above bp and iron levels all fine.

We're all here to hold your hand seriousstuff

Fairydogmother Thu 13-Jun-13 13:24:54

i'm just under 20 weeks and feeling v fatigued at times. sometimes i have lots of energy and then i crash afterwards.

what on earth are you supposed to do with work tho?!

Franykins Thu 13-Jun-13 16:39:58

Am 15+5 with twins and just want to sleep all the time, but when I get to bed some nights I just can't - so annoying. I only tend to wake once or maybe twice in the night though - was a lot more but I try to drink lots during the day then cut down as the eve goes on but do take water to bed with me. And no tea after 7 - but I've cut that down to three a day (if I want more its decaf) Also have a desk job and have been known to snooze on it! How embarrassing blush

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