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is exhaustion normal?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 

Hello!  Just checking in with my other third trimester mamas . . . is it normal to be completely wiped out in the third trimester?  I slept great last night (till 9am!!!) and have just wanted to be in bed all day.  I woke up from a 2 hour nap and im still completely exhausted. I feel like I could get back in bed and sleep more!  I know this feeling is normal for the first trimester, but i hadn't heard about it in the third, so just checking.

 

thanks!!

post #2 of 14

It could be normal, or it could be something like a mild anemia.  You could get that easily checked.

 

ND

post #3 of 14
Thread Starter 

tested negative for anemia last week.  My next appointment is May 5th, and I'll ask the midwives about it then.  just wondering if any other mamas to be had experienced this!

post #4 of 14

I think it is normal to pick back up.  some days are worse than others for me.  

post #5 of 14

I'm with Nicole - some days are worse than others, but there are certainly times where I'm just beat! I think some of that has to do with fighting insomnia and just general discomfort and night time pee trips affecting my night time sleep, though. I'm one of those people who needs a solid 7 hours minimum to feel human and don't do well with being up and down all night. 

post #6 of 14

i thinks its completely normal (although this is my first pregnancy, i don't have all the experience in the world). i've been so tired and constantly starving these last couple days too! getting up to pee during the night, on top of the growth spurt baby is going through right now, leaves me feeling like either not getting out of bed, napping or laying in the hammock and reading all day. i do need to up my water intake though, i've noticed that i've cut down a little which could have something to do with it to as well. hope you get your energy back too! :)  

post #7 of 14

I have also noticed that any extra times awake in the middle of the night means days of tiredness while I try to catch back up.  My son has been waking up with his cough, so then I am up more often than just to pee.

post #8 of 14

yes, it's normal.  it's starting to hit me now, too.  now is the time to consciously remind ourselves to not do too much.  move a little more slowly, take more rests, drink more water.  i was wiped out yesterday and slept a big part of the day.  Today I woke up and hit the ground running and was working steadily on housework and in my yard, and then before noon it hit me.  I was glad I got so much done, but I have spent all the rest of this day trying to recover my energy and need to just sit. I will remember this after today and try to work more slowly and steadily and take more regular breaks before the exhaustion hits me as strongly as it did today.

post #9 of 14

I get some days when I am really tired but it is after I overdo it the day before.. I have been trying to get all our farm and garden work done while I can still bend!! But if I overdo it I pay for it!!

post #10 of 14

I was starting to feel like the first trimester all over again- tired all the time.  I read that the baby's skeleton is hardening right now, so 200mg of our calcium daily is going to baby's bones.  Also, the brain is growing significantly right now.  I increased my Calcium/Magnesium and fish oil supplements and I feel much better!  Now, if I could just figure out a way to not have to stop what I'm doing to pee every 5 minutes, lol...   :) 

post #11 of 14

I hope so. I am exhausted.

post #12 of 14

I felt the third trimester hit hard. I wasn't ready for it! I have too much left to do!  But rest, I must.  I also found out I'm anemic, which I don't remember being in previous pregnancies at this time.  But that did explain it partially.  Hoping my iron increase will kick in soon.  But some of it is just normal -- my back hurts when I sit too long. My belly hurts if I walk around too long.  I can hardly believe she still have six or seven pounds to gain!  I look huge, and everyone thinks I'm due next week.  :/

 

Anyone else ready to hibernate for the summer?!  I'll come out for a baby shower, but that's about all I'm interested in right now.  LOL.

post #13 of 14
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Originally Posted by DecemberSun View Post

I was starting to feel like the first trimester all over again- tired all the time.  I read that the baby's skeleton is hardening right now, so 200mg of our calcium daily is going to baby's bones.  Also, the brain is growing significantly right now.  I increased my Calcium/Magnesium and fish oil supplements and I feel much better!  Now, if I could just figure out a way to not have to stop what I'm doing to pee every 5 minutes, lol...   :) 

 

I also increased my Cal-Mag and saw a huge improvement in my fatigue.  Like many of you, and I am also on-and-off with some pretty heavy exhaustion!  We're almost there!

post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 

just FYI, I started taking floradix and I don't have the exhaustion or nausea anymore!  It's an iron and b vitamin supplement my midwife gave to me.  It took 8 months, but its better late than never!!  I highly reccomend it!

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