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#1 frizzle

Posted 16 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

So I was talking to my sons psych yesterday and mentioned I am completely exhausted. She asked how far along I am and I told her 29 weeks and she was surprised I was tired. Apparently I am supposed to be having an energy surge during the second trimester. I thought I was actually now 3rd trimester and being tired was part of the deal.

So is it too early to be tired a lot?

I don't think the heat, Xmas and life with another child are helping the situation   huh.gif but wasn't expecting to be questioned about it and treated like it was completely abnormal. Sorry I am feeling a bit venty about it.

#2 gemgirl

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:27 PM

I have been exhausted my entire pregnancy and everyone tells me I should be energetic zzzzz

Have you had your iron tested? Mine is low

#3 mandala

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:32 PM

I found I was energetic in comparison to falling asleep in bed at 6:30pm when I walked through the door, and having two naps each day on the weekend, like I was in the first trimester. Compared to not being pregnant? I was still exhausted original.gif

However, it's always worth mentioning to your doctor and anaemia is not uncommon during pregnancy.

#4 JillyJellyBean

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

Does this person have children? Could be a perspective issue.

You should have/about to have your iron levels checked as its routine? Maybe ask your dr if they havent said anything about it.

#5 Ice Queen

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:34 PM

At this stage with my second pregnancy I was just so tired.  I asked my OB what was wrong with me.  His answer:

You are in your late 30's, have a toddler and you're pregnant.  That is what is wrong with you!

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Edited by Ehill, 16 December 2012 - 05:35 PM.


#6 frizzle

Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:54 PM

I was thinking about iron. I am having dizzy spells too and just have no energy, it's like my arms and legs are heavy all the time and I just have to sit down. I better get it tested.

Ehill you just described me to a tee. I keep telling dh I am too old to be doing this. I am also prone to announcing this is the last time lol.

#7 abena

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

I felt (and still feel) exactly the same, had my iron levels checked and I'm anaemic. Iron tabs haven't done that much but am hoping my energy levels pick up soon (am 35wks)


#8 Missy Shelby

Posted 16 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

QUOTE (JillyJellyBean @ 16/12/2012, 06:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does this person have children? Could be a perspective issue.

I thought the same thing JillyJellyBean.  If you have never been pregnant well you just cannot understand/know how tiring it can be.

Maybe she was coming from a good place of concern for you but it is just so annoying when people make you feel as though you should be one thing when you are another.  I don't blame you for feeling venty about it OP.

As another pp suggested, maybe just to be on the safe side get your iron levels checked just in case you are on the low side.

#9 Mousky

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:00 PM

Yeah the fictional 2nd trimester energy burst. Got it for an entire two days. No one else I know had it and the third trimester nesting, only one person I know actually 'nested' everyone else just saw the mess and went 'meh'.

#10 Duck-o-lah

Posted 16 December 2012 - 08:30 PM

QUOTE
I found I was energetic in comparison to falling asleep in bed at 6:30pm when I walked through the door, and having two naps each day on the weekend, like I was in the first trimester. Compared to not being pregnant? I was still exhausted
Yep! I got that second trimester 'burst' of energy for 3 weeks and now I'm stuffed.

#11 frizzle

Posted 16 December 2012 - 09:25 PM

She does have kids, I think she is looking back with rose coloured glasses though. I think her burst of energy would have been more around 16 weeks.

It's reassuring to know its not just me.  I will get my iron checked though.

#12 Jadey73

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:12 PM

I've been tired most of this pg, with about 6 days where I had anything resembling energy, still waiting for this so-called surge  wwhistle.gif. I'm wiped out after a little bit of Xmas shopping today!

Very good idea to get iron checked, I've been low in the past, it can make a difference.  I've also been low in Vit D in the past, can't hurt to get that checked too perhaps?  I'm going to get both tested again soon I think.

You're not alone OP, ignore that woman's comments - each woman and each pg is unique.

#13 ~ppp~

Posted 16 December 2012 - 11:30 PM

I felt "better" at 29 weeks, but still exhausted. An hour after labour I felt like a million dollars and had all my energy back! I still cannot believe how much my second pregnancy sucked the life out of me compared to my first.

Every pregnancy is different and you just need to get through it :-)

#14 lozoodle

Posted 17 December 2012 - 07:10 AM

Completely normal if you ask me!

Christmas and small kids already means you are exhausted. Throw a pregnancy in the mix and its a recipe for disaster.

Did you have your 28 week bloods yet? They would have checked your iron at that.

Edited by lozoodle, 17 December 2012 - 07:10 AM.


#15 clm1982

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:23 AM

Im 29 weeks also and tired however i do have low iron levels, im now on tablets.

Have you done your Glucose test yet they usually test iron levels at the same time.


#16 Satay Chicken

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:26 AM

I'm 16 weeks and completely exhausted but with no real excuse, no other children running around...

Getting really annoyed now, just want to feel some resemblance of normal again...  mad.gif

Edited by Satay chicken, 17 December 2012 - 08:26 AM.


#17 livvie7586

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:29 AM

my second pregnancy i was exhausted the entire way through.  i put it down to having a small child already, plus being pregnant (my iron was fine, i was just tired)

This time (#3) i have days of tiredness, and days where i feel really good (26 weeks tomorrow).  Again, my iron levels are great (although i have iron issues normally, so have been taking iron since i fell pregnant), but i'm flat out some days between school things, things for DD, and then getting normal every day stuff done

#18 Natttmumm

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

I've been tired since 6 weeks and I'm now nearly 32. When you have other children its much harder.

#19 frizzle

Posted 17 December 2012 - 08:57 AM

QUOTE
Did you have your 28 week bloods yet? They would have checked your iron at that.


I am having those this week, I was supposed to last week but my booking got mucked up at the pathology place. He hasn't mentioned iron on the referral just the glucose test. He's away now until the new year so I have just made a time with our GP, he has path in his rooms so I might just get him to check it all. It can't hurt, I just feel revolting again today. I am sitting at work like the walking dead at the moment. I just feel like I need to lie down all the time even when I am sitting down.

#20 clm1982

Posted 17 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

QUOTE (frizzle @ 17/12/2012, 09:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am having those this week, I was supposed to last week but my booking got mucked up at the pathology place. He hasn't mentioned iron on the referral just the glucose test. He's away now until the new year so I have just made a time with our GP, he has path in his rooms so I might just get him to check it all. It can't hurt, I just feel revolting again today. I am sitting at work like the walking dead at the moment. I just feel like I need to lie down all the time even when I am sitting down.


OK, just get your GP to write the extra test on the form, that way you dont need to be bleed twice. I think mine said CBP (Complete blood picture) and antibodies. Which found that my Iron had decreased from 142 (6 months ago), 130 (3 months ago) and 112 (now) over 100 is still normal but as you can see a fairly dramatic decline and was feeling tired i was told to go get some ferrograd tablets.

#21 Koobie83

Posted 17 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

Oh gosh me too. I feel less tired than the first trimester, but I'm asleep pretty fast once I get home from work. I'm struggling to get dinner cooked and once it's done and I've eaten I'm ready for bed. On Friday I got home, went to sleep at 6:30pm, got up at 8pm and had something to eat, then went back to sleep again.

What 2nd trimester energy? Haha.




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