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I can't remember from my first full-term pregnancy....5 years ago. Two miscarriages have given me lovely (not) experiences of the first trimester, but nothing past that.<br><br>
I'm going to bed at 7pm and sleeping a good 12 hours, plus a nap in the afternoon. But I still feel BEAT all day. My big effort is making lunch (our main meal of the day), but besides that I'm sitting in bed, reading, napping, using the computer or just staring...I know the nausea will ease up soon, thank the lord! But I can't remember if the exhaustion eases up as well. I sincerely hope so, because right now my parenting consists of "go play with a friend" "go make yourself a snack" "do you want to play on the computer" and "i'm too tired, go ask DP". I haven't had energy to leave the house for anything fun in over a month!
 

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<p>In my experience the exhaustion goes away in the 2nd trimester. With both of my previous pregnancies I was so exhausted for the first trimester. I was still working with #1 and would crash every single day I got home from work. With #2 any time dd1 would take a nap I would too. Both times somewhere around week 12-14 I got my energy back and felt like myself again. I'm 9 weeks now and SO looking forward to week 12. I want my energy back and to not be sick to my stomach all day long!</p>
 

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<p>I also found exhaustion went away by the beginning/mid second trimester, but it returned toward the end of the third.</p>
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<p>Right now I'm hit with both insomnia (up until 4am) and exhaustion (could easily sleep until 4pm).</p>
 

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good, that's what i was hoping to hear. a few more weeks and i hope a sense of normality will return to my life!<br><br>
ps. littleteapot: i am taking unisom for nausea and it is great for insomnia as well.
 

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<p>Me too with the exhaustion/insomnia. I wish I could take something like Unisom but I'd be afraid it would make me too drowsy to properly care for my 13mo - she's teething like mad and very needy during the night. </p>
 

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<p>I am now 12 weeks and the fatigue has been lifting a little every week.  I am almost back to normal during the day.  I still need to sleep 8 hours at night but I don't feel like I need to take a nap a few times a day.</p>
 

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<p>Because I m/ced at 10 weeks and then conceived right away again, I've basically been in first trimester for six months. I am so ready for it to be done.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>imogenlily</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280944/does-the-exhaustion-ease-up-in-the-second-trimester#post_16065652"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><p>Because I m/ced at 10 weeks and then conceived right away again, I've basically been in first trimester for six months. I am so ready for it to be done.</p>
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omg same here! and i had parasites before the miscarriage, so i have felt nauseous since june...it is so rough. i can't wait to enjoy food again!
 

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<p>Yes, the exhaustion eases up. It happened with my first and I am now feeling nearly human with my second.  Hang in there.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>la mamita</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280944/does-the-exhaustion-ease-up-in-the-second-trimester#post_16066061"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br>
omg same here! and i had parasites before the miscarriage, so i have felt nauseous since june...it is so rough. i can't wait to enjoy food again!</div>
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La mamita - I don't know what your due date is, but mine is June 6 and my nausea and exhaustion, while still present, are noticeably better by the end of week 12. I hope the same for you!</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>la mamita</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280944/does-the-exhaustion-ease-up-in-the-second-trimester#post_16065078"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
good, that's what i was hoping to hear. a few more weeks and i hope a sense of normality will return to my life!<br><br>
ps. littleteapot: i am taking unisom for nausea and it is great for insomnia as well.</div>
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I take Gravol for nausea (a little stronger than the active ingredient in unisom) and it doesn't work too well for me, unfortunately. My sleeping problems are pretty beyond that, and I've been dealing with them since I was a very small child... I go through phases where they get worse or better, and pregnancy is one of the times it gets worse. :(</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>imogenlily</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280944/does-the-exhaustion-ease-up-in-the-second-trimester#post_16067165"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>la mamita</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280944/does-the-exhaustion-ease-up-in-the-second-trimester#post_16066061"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><br>
omg same here! and i had parasites before the miscarriage, so i have felt nauseous since june...it is so rough. i can't wait to enjoy food again!</div>
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La mamita - I don't know what your due date is, but mine is June 6 and my nausea and exhaustion, while still present, are noticeably better by the end of week 12. I hope the same for you!</p>
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i'm due end of june, just 10 weeks today...i do feel like the nausea is easing up on some days. not sure if it's the unisom/b6/milk thistle or just the placenta taking over though.
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>littleteapot</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280944/does-the-exhaustion-ease-up-in-the-second-trimester#post_16067402"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif"></a><br><br><br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>la mamita</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1280944/does-the-exhaustion-ease-up-in-the-second-trimester#post_16065078"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br>
good, that's what i was hoping to hear. a few more weeks and i hope a sense of normality will return to my life!<br><br>
ps. littleteapot: i am taking unisom for nausea and it is great for insomnia as well.</div>
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I take Gravol for nausea (a little stronger than the active ingredient in unisom) and it doesn't work too well for me, unfortunately. My sleeping problems are pretty beyond that, and I've been dealing with them since I was a very small child... I go through phases where they get worse or better, and pregnancy is one of the times it gets worse. :(</p>
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yeah, i take gravol too for nausea. it doesn't help the nausea itself but it does help after i have eaten and feel like i might need to go sit by the toilet. unisom really did take away the nausea, especially in the morning.
 
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