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6weeks and so tired! Is this normal?

(14 Posts)
Andifyoudontfirstsucceed Sat 20-Dec-14 08:12:06

I have echoed 6 weeks... Longer then my last preganancy... And this time I am soo tired it's unreal. Normally I can cope with 6 hours a night during the week and then somewhat catchup at the weekend. However for the lady two weeks I've been sleeping easily 10-11 hours a night!! Just woken up and still nakard!

Is this normal and will it continue for the nest 7months?

CurlsLDN Sat 20-Dec-14 08:14:47

Yes completely normal. In my first trimester I would get home from work, eat a tiny dinner, throw it up and go straight to bed, then sleep all weekend.

It gets better in second trimester, you start to feel a lot more alive again

gamerchick Sat 20-Dec-14 08:18:30

Yes its normal. Your body is growing a human from the size of a full stop as well as developing the placenta to take over incredibly fast. No wonder it's knackered. grin

Sucks though.. Once your placenta kicks in and takes over you should start to feel better.

Augustwedding Sat 20-Dec-14 08:20:16

I'm. 8 weeks, go to work, dinner and sleep! Totally normal!

Monstamio Sat 20-Dec-14 08:20:50

Totally normal! You should start to feel much more human again from about 14 weeks. Just get as much sleep as you can in the meantime. smile

AnythingNotEverything Sat 20-Dec-14 08:23:33

I was like this from 5-10 weeks. Absolutely dog tired. 10-11 hours at night and a 2 hour nap in the afternoon. Still shattered.

It stopped suddenly at 10 weeks, I assume my placenta took over.

Congratulations and best of luck.

pasbeaucoupdegendarme Sat 20-Dec-14 08:26:30

I was tireder than I could have ever imagined this time round... Work and a toddler to deal with on top of being pg seemed to leave me with no va va voom at all! I'm still tired at nearly 16 weeks but nothing like as bad as it was.

Good luck!

DoYouWannaBuildaSnowman Sat 20-Dec-14 09:41:37

Totally normal. I have never ever been so exhausted as the first 12 weeks. We were on holiday for a fortnight in the middle of it, and I was having 2 if not 3 daytime naps. Getting back to work was horrendous!

It gets better, the second trimester was great. Now 34 weeks and tired again, but not to the extent I was at the beginning.

Congratulations!

TheScenicRoute Sat 20-Dec-14 12:12:18

There was no word invented in the English language to describe the tiredness I went through in my first trimester, got better by week 14. I would tell people I was tired and they'd look sympathetic but I just wanted to shake them and say no you don't understand!! I'm EXHAUSTED!!!! I would count the hours down from the moment I got to work, took my lunch at 12 and locked myself in the grimey shower room at work, put a blanket and cushion down (that I'd stashed in the shower room) and get 40 minutes sleep, before counting the rest of the afternoon down hour by hour. Then home, dog didn't even get walked just chucked in the garden for a wee (bless her cotton socks sad ) eat, and sleep from 7pm to the alarm the next morning. Weekends were a sleepy right off. Yes it's normal. X

leanne963 Sat 20-Dec-14 12:15:29

scenic is right. There are no words to describe the tiredness. People assume a little tiredness is bearable, but pregnancy fatigue is comparible to being hit by a bus and warmed up again slowly. It will ease off soon I promise. wink

D00dles Sat 20-Dec-14 12:30:23

Yes! I'm 7weeks and just got back in bed for a nap grin

baby5ontheway Sat 20-Dec-14 16:40:47

Like everyone has said, its normal and undescribable. I would fall asleep about 2 o clock, had to do school run at 3, do a quick tea for kids, wait till DH got back from work (about 7pm) then I would just go upstairs to bed. Its so hard to be yourself in the first tri, but it does get better, I'm 20 weeks now and feel great! Congrats and good luck

Fuckmath Sat 20-Dec-14 16:50:57

It's normal. I agree with others that it's not just normal tiredness, it's physically struggling to keep eyes open wiped out exhaustion! Never felt anything like it other than in early pregnancy.

TheScenicRoute Sat 20-Dec-14 22:59:03

I'm a nurse and I remember a patient who was going through chemo telling me that her tiredness could only be described as the same way she felt in early pregnancy! That kinda puts it all into perspective, at least ours has a definitive end to it. X

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