I've been tired from the start, but it's got worse in the last few weeks. I don't have any children yet. I work shifts which doesn't help, but this last week in particular I've been going for naps as much as possible, even just for 15 minutes sometimes.
My question is, should I ask to get my iron levels checked again? Can it be OK early on then drop? Would you contact midwife about it or try raising my iron intake to see if that helps first?
I was the same between 15-18 weeks, in bed by 7 or 8 every night and having to have a sleep in the afternoon (my boss was very understanding!) it did tail off not long after and I had loads more energy by 20 weeks. I didn't get checked out for iron issues as I find the multivits with iron in make me feel really sick and I was worried I'd end up with morning sickness round two. My body seemed to right itself, but definitely as other posters have said, very dark chocolate, greens and dried apricots are iron-full.
I hope you get some energy back soon, it can be quite frustrating!