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Keep falling asleep 14+2 first baby

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Sophiemck95 Sun 15-Jan-17 18:35:10

I'm new to all this pregnancy stuff, but I can't help falling asleep soon as I come back from work, or sometimes I fall back to sleep after a full nights sleep, it's driving me mad as I seem to always be asleep at the moment, I thought during the second trimester your supposed to have a little more energy and feel less tired, but I feel more sleepy now that I ever have done during my pregnancy. Is all this normal?

vfoster Sun 15-Jan-17 19:07:03

I am exactly the same! I'm 14 weeks exactly today and could easily have a nap every single day! If i can remember clearly from my first pregnancy it took until about 15/16 weeks for me to feel a bit more normal. Then I had a lot more energy. I've got a simile due date too so think it's also linked with Christmas/dark nights at this stage too.

DavidPuddy Sun 15-Jan-17 19:07:24

I'm not sure about normal, I think some people just find it very tiring being pregnant. However, I was shattered at that stage and it turned out I had anaemia.

Have you had your iron levels checked? I started taking iron supplements from about 14 weeks and that meant I was able to function again.

Some people don't like to take them because they can cause constipation, but I drank loads of water and was fine.

Whatsername17 Sun 15-Jan-17 19:37:27

You are only just in your second trimester. You might find it gets better. Definitely worth getting your iron levels checked and keep taking your prenatal vitamins. Otherwise, if you are tired then sleep!

SaltedCaramelEverything Sun 15-Jan-17 21:20:49

I was knackered in my first tri and expected it to just disappear in second tri. It took a couple of extra weeks. From 16 though I'd say all my nausea and tiredness etc was completely gone. Now I'm over half way and apart from seeing I have a bump and feeling kicks, I feel completely normal. I'm enjoying it while it lasts! Hope your tiredness calms down soon, but speak to you midwife at your next appointment if not just in case you're anaemic

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