I'm taking the usual pregnancy vits an eating healthier than I've ever done in my life. This is my second.
So far, and I'm only 12 weeks or so, I've had 3 colds, bronchitis, tonsillitis and a stomach bug. I feel like absolute crap (and yes, I know some of that is first trimester tiredness but all these bugs are not helping).
I have a very lively little girl of 21 months, who takes quite a lot of running around after, a fairly full-on (allbeit part-time) job (the three days I am in work are fairly mental), general housework to do and we're in the process of a house move.
All these illnesses are becoming quite debilitating, are getting me down, and frankly I just don't have the time for them!
Is there anything I can do which will work wonders?
I'm sick and tired or being sick and tired, as the saying goes....
No real answers here either, but you are not alone!
I'm not pg (have a 2.6 year old and 3 month old) but spent the first 4.5 months of my last pg ill with something (flu / chest infection / stomach upset...), and I am now going through another bout of being ill with something (cold type viruses).
I am sure it comes about because your body is working hard building a baby and focuses on that rather than your immune system which does take a dive when you are pregnant, and now in my case because I am permanently sleep deprived. I don't ever seem to get a chance to rest which would probably help me get better more quickly. Is there anyone who could take your DD for an afternoon so you can have a nap?
It is so frustrating as I used to be really fit and well before kids, and never got ill. I used to take a fair bit of exercise, but that has slipped a bit post kids. I think it did help me remain well, but I am now stuck in a catch 22, of needing to take exercise to stay well, but then catching a bug and feeling too ill / tired to get out of the house.