My first trimester was just constant exhaustion and sickness. Days off work were just spent in bed. It did lift a little for me in the second trimester but now I'm 29+6 and feel so tired all the time again. Growing a little human is a very tiring thing lol
I'm 14+5 and I've been so tired since about week 3 with this pregnancy, been sick non stop too...was never like this with my first pregnancy, I hope it will pass soon but I was told the best thing to do is rest whenever you can OP easier said than done sometimes I know
Girls, it may sound crazy to you but I wish I could feel all these pregnancy symptoms. I can't carry a baby by myself. I had 3 miscarriages on early terms. I felt really bad I should say. But I dream about healthy pregnancy, to feel my baby inside, to talk with my tummy... Anyway we're currently pregnant via surrogacy. So at least I can have this) I want to tell you girls to appreciate that you have this ability, to carry your baby and give birth. Even if sometimes you feel sick, you are still so lucky)
Noora, I'm sure we all know how lucky we are - truly - but it also doesn't take away from the fact that pregnancy can be a really draining and even horrible experience. I've got hyperemesis and although I know I'm so lucky, it's been probably the most difficult 8 months of my life. Being able to check in with others that how you're feeling is normal, or just advice on how others are coping - and even sharing some moaning - is really important to do. It doesn't take away from being grateful for our babies
Kazzyg88 - 2nd pregnancy and am knackered (not a lot of resting to be had with a toddler running around and still working) but I force myself (do really have to force it) to go for a walk at lunchtime, put your headphones in (the type of music that embarassingly makes you do a little dance as you walk!!) and it can help pep you up. It is so hard - your body is busy making the placenta for your baby and your blood volume is increasing not leaving much energy left for you to carry on as normal. Eat healthily and more if you can. Go to bed as early. Drink SO much water. Nap when you can. Those are my tips and it will get tad easier in 2nd trimester....for a few weeks :-D
I'm only 4 weeks tomorrow but tested positive on Saturday. No other symptoms apart from falling asleep all the time, and being bone wearingly tired. I do have a chest infection as well so not sure which is making me more tired.
I hear you all on the tiredness....i am 5 + 2 and im exhausted. Had a really horrible cold over weekend and my office is freezing so thats not helping. Spent the whole day thinking about my pjs.... Started feeling nausea today too. Kept staring at my lunch wondering why on gods earth i made salad today - eurgh. All in all though, i am still pinching myself that i am pregnant
Completely normal. That's in fact how I decided to take a pregnancy test! So I must have had it before 5 weeks!! I fell asleep at work once but also started dozing off when stuck driving in traffic. 😮 That's when I got super scared. I thought it was maybe me being anaemic at first but nope...growing this little baby is tiring for our bodies!
Make sure you nap as often as you can and keep drinks and snacks with you to re-energise! You'll gain more energy in the 2nd trimester👍🏽 Then lose it again when on mat leave. I am loving my naps right now. 😊
I'm absolutely exhausted - 5+6. From memory I think I started feeling less so at about 10-12 weeks, then had a real energy rush. It didn't last long but I'm hoping that it happens again! My long commute is not helping either!
If the tiredness is overwhelming it could be low iron levels. I've been on iron tablets for 3 weeks now and although I'm still easily tired out it's not as all-consuming as it was a few weeks ago when I could barely move from the sofa at times. I'm 35 weeks and first pregnancy
Noora, how patronising. Some of us have been through years of fertility treatments/trying to conceive/multiple miscarriages to get to this point. We all know how lucky we are. That doesn't change the fact that creating new life and carrying it for 9 months is hard work - and very tiring!
Noora - I've had 4 losses and have been ttc for 3 yrs. My ds was born at 27 weeks and spent months in intensive care. I know how lucky I am to be pregnant again, and even though I know there's a good chance it may not end well for me, I am grateful for each day - but I can still complain on a board of women in the same boat about symptoms.