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Am I just being a wimp?

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RinseAndRepeat Wed 25-Sep-13 15:38:08

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Sarahmains40 Wed 25-Sep-13 15:40:35

Think its normal pregnancy or you could be a little run down. I don't think your a wimp though lol It's awful not feeling your self hope you feel better soon just try and rest have a little nap

HumphreyCobbler Wed 25-Sep-13 15:43:30

you sound ill. You could be low on iron, you could have a bug, just being pregnant doesn't mean you have to suck up feeling like shit.

I would not go tomorrow, who cares if you phoned in sick last week?

I would also get your midwife to have a look at you.

ButterMyArse Wed 25-Sep-13 15:43:54

Have you had your iron levels checked? Or could you be coming down with something - cold or flu? I don't think that sounds normal.

MummyJetsetter Wed 25-Sep-13 15:53:54

It's a funny time to get a new batch of feeling crap. You're right in the bit where you should be feeling ok so I'd get checked, I started having funny turns about this point and turned out I was getting low blood pressure from anaemia, easily sorted so best to get checked. Call in sick if you want, you are pregnant! x

RinseAndRepeat Wed 25-Sep-13 15:58:31

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Thurlow Wed 25-Sep-13 15:59:02

I'd say low iron, I had that about 25w and I remember being elated when the blood tests they did at 26w(? around then anyway) came back with low iron, because it meant I wasn't going to feel like that for the rest of the pregnancy.

I'd call and ask to see a midwife or GP tomorrow. I don't think it sounds awful, but definitely something to get checked, especially with the headache. Pregnancy is not a time to soldier on, always best to get things checked.

Stom91 Wed 25-Sep-13 16:08:11

Low iron? I didn't have low iron but I was signed off with exhaustion at 25 weeks. your body may be telling g you to slow down abit?

Making a baby is hard work.

RinseAndRepeat Wed 25-Sep-13 16:09:14

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JRmumma Wed 25-Sep-13 16:13:09

Call in sick tomorrow, surely your employer would rather you missed a 'fun' day than an actual work day?

I felt much more tired during the 20's weeks and often went to work late, and spent most evenings laying on the sofa dozing. Have a rest and take it easy tomorrow and if you still feel rough see your gp for reassurance. I'm sure you ate fine though, just tired!

SadPander Wed 25-Sep-13 16:24:18

I started feeling like this at about 25 weeks and have just assumed its a return of the tiredness and symptoms from the early stages, thought that was what happened? Maybe will start taking my vitamin again if its not normal.

HumphreyCobbler Wed 25-Sep-13 16:25:02

I actually think you have a responsibility to yourself to look after yourself when you are pregnant, not push yourself beyond the limits of your endurance.

People experience pg in different ways. My first pg was a breeze, this one has been hell. Just be a little kind to yourself.

RinseAndRepeat Wed 25-Sep-13 16:25:30

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RinseAndRepeat Wed 25-Sep-13 16:26:56

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ButterMyArse Wed 25-Sep-13 16:37:16

ATTENDANCE IS COMPULSORY followed by 'looking forward to having some fun!'

How lovely, compulsory fun. Maybe your body is staging a mutiny.

getoffthecoffeetable Wed 25-Sep-13 16:38:08

I second getting your iron levels checked. You might be anaemic.
Get rest if you can.

Stom91 Wed 25-Sep-13 17:06:58

If it's a pregnancy related illness they can't do anything about it. You are baby are most important right now xx

RinseAndRepeat Wed 25-Sep-13 23:31:53

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Midwifeandmum Wed 25-Sep-13 23:40:29

Go to docs first thing 2moro, im a midwife and i think u need ur bloods and bloodpressure checked xxx

RinseAndRepeat Wed 25-Sep-13 23:41:40

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Midwifeandmum Thu 26-Sep-13 11:13:31

Haha, dont worry ive still got baby brain. Did u manage to see ur doc? Xxx

RinseAndRepeat Thu 26-Sep-13 13:35:26

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MummyJetsetter Thu 26-Sep-13 16:13:06

The blood pressure thing is really hard to find out about, I have always suffered with dips in blood pressure (even when not pregnant) and obviously by the time you get checked it's normal again! It's something I just figured out for myself over the years. Good idea having bloods taken. Don't worry about the baby, babies are parasitic so will take everything it needs from you leaving you to suffer, sounds horrible but you'd rather that than the other way around. Good luck and I hope they find out what the problem is. Try to get work to ease up on you too! x

Midwifeandmum Thu 26-Sep-13 23:24:23

That gd hun best of luck xxxx keep us updated

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