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At what point in your pregnancy did that terrible third trimester exhasution hit you?

(17 Posts)
artichokes Wed 24-Sep-08 12:25:56

With DD1 I was exhasuted from week 38.
Today I am 29 weeks with DD2 and feel shattered. Tell me it can't begin this early???

LUCIA22 Wed 24-Sep-08 13:45:57

I cant stay awake past 9pm and I am only 14 weeks!!!!!!!!

chinchi Wed 24-Sep-08 13:47:00

Im 28 weeks today and was in bed lastnight by 10.30, and by 9pm the night before!

SummerLightning Wed 24-Sep-08 13:52:50

I was wondering this, I am 28 weeks, and not totally knackered yet, wondering when it gets really bad....

zazen Wed 24-Sep-08 13:54:43

About week 37 - it's when I noticed I wanted dinner followed by a cake 5 times a day also!! I just couldn't get enough sleep or carbs - I put on about a stone in 4 weeks, couldn't really sleep though as bladder was tiny. Was mind numbingly exhausted.

At 29 weeks, you might be low in iron. I recommend you take spatone in orange juice daily.

The first trimester was trying in a different way - I think it's because you're growing the placenta and baby.

milfAKAmonkeymonkeymoomoo Wed 24-Sep-08 13:55:31

With DD1 I felt great until the day after I gave birth grin This time I felt shattered from about 27/28 weeks.

poppy34 Wed 24-Sep-08 13:57:07

about 33 ... I did have a phase earlier on from about week 9 -13/14 where felt like death warmed up

FioFio Wed 24-Sep-08 13:57:25

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dilbertina Wed 24-Sep-08 13:57:29

at about 6 weeks......

Aubergenie Wed 24-Sep-08 15:18:53

I'm 39+1 and it's really hit me in the last few days. I'm lucky as it's my first and I can lounge around all day. Hats off to all those of you who do it with other children!

cupsoftea Wed 24-Sep-08 15:19:49

The day I thought good three weeks resting before dd is born - she was born that day!!!

expatinscotland Wed 24-Sep-08 15:21:07

i've been okay with this one, even despite the anaemia.

with both my older girls, however, it was dreadful from about 27 weeks.

sunshine185 Wed 24-Sep-08 16:49:33

spatone with orange juice every morning has really helped me. at 24 weeks i was diagnosed mildly anemic.

boots is doing buy 2 get 3 spatone or any other vits!

zazen Thu 25-Sep-08 09:24:53

yes spatone is great as it doesn't bung you up and it's mild so everyday is fine to take it. You'll feel the difference in a week.

I still take spatone one week before my period (remember those?) and it helps me as well. Will nip up to boots pronto - thanks for the tip sunshine!
Good luck Aubergine, put your feet up when you can smile

Ebb Thu 25-Sep-08 09:50:13

I was knackered the whole of my pregnancy. Could have slept for England. grin

FeelingLucky Thu 25-Sep-08 09:53:35

It never really did in the 3rd trimester ... but then I did indulge myself with loads of naps and reading in bed.

lizziemun Thu 25-Sep-08 10:07:30

From day one, never had morning sickness just unable to keep my eyes open for more then 30mins at a time hmm.

Blood tests come back all normal.

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