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How do you cope at work??

(6 Posts)
engelbart Tue 15-Sep-09 15:15:21

I’m only 12 weeks and already feel that I’m not pulling my weight at work. I feel exhausted and can barely function. People speak to me and I barely register what they say. I seem to spend hours sitting at my desk not actually getting anything done. It takes me 10 times as long to do a simple task than pre-pregnancy. I just want to eat and sleep. Had to go and sit in the toilets today for 30 mins I felt so sick. My productivity levels are shot. I don’t know how I’m going to get anything at all done over the next however many weeks.

How is everyone else coping?

Firsttimer7259 Tue 15-Sep-09 15:29:22

It does get better. I was totally unprepared for how hard I found/find being pregnant, but it does ease up after the first trimester. I still gte tired now but not as bone shatteringly disorientingly tired as I was at around 12 weeks. I am 20 weeks now so cant comment on how it is further down the line.

Can you speak to your work and figure out ways to deal with the impact of your pregnancy? A reasonable employer would probably prefer if you approached them on this rather than wait til they find out all the stuff you couldnt do. But then some employers dont think like that.

NewbeeMummy Tue 15-Sep-09 16:12:06

Enjoy the second trimester, it was the last time I felt human...

I was constantly exhausted for the first and the 30 weeks was like hitting a wall, I battle to walk up stairs, have even gotten to the point where I don't want to eat or drink as I can't cope with having to go upstairs to the loo. (Currently 35 weeks btw)

Momdeguerre Tue 15-Sep-09 16:44:52

I find it hard too - nearly 10 weeks pg and working 12 hour shifts, nights and days, full time and spending my 'free' time running about after 14 month old adorable but energetic DS.

Some days I do actually wonder if I might just keel over. Staying awake after working 12 hour night shifts is a regular occurance and I struggle.

Can't wait for maternity leave - even with a newborn I will get more sleep than I get now!!!

dal21 Tue 15-Sep-09 17:01:49

My tiredness lifted at 14 weeks and at 22 weeks my energy levels are still fine. Although agree with others, make the most of the 2nd trimester energy levels etc while they last. By 32 weeks last time with DS, I was shattered.

Keep going to bed as early as you can, I was in bed at 8pm on sunday night. Bliss! grin

It will get better for a little while...hang on in there.

Boogellyboo Tue 15-Sep-09 19:03:51

Im 31 weeks now and when I think back to my first trimester I was like a zombie! I used to go and sleep in the ladies toilet (its huge and we store loads of big packs of loo roll in there so I used to lie on them blush) I could sit at my desk with my diary open and not actually plan anything out for hours too but it does get easier. I am starting to get tired again now but nothing like the state I was in at first, as others have said early nights really do help.

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