Jump to content
31 weeks and tired again...
11 replies to this topic
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:04 PM
As the subject says I've noticed that since hitting 31 weeks I'm really tired again. Over the weekend I had to have naps in the afternoon again like my first trimester and getting through a days work is getting harder and harder. My concentration and care level is 0.
Has anyone else got this or went through this at this point of their pregnancy? I've just got over a small cold so this could be why I'm tired but it just feels like my energy levels from my second trimester are gone again...
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:12 PM
Welcome to the third trimester!
I tend to go straight from morning sickness/1st trimester ickiness to knackered 3rd trimester without ever glowing inbetween, but it is pretty normal at this point to start feeling drained.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:18 PM
Sounds a lot like low iron (aneamia). You can get a blood check to check (ask for iron studies as well), or just start taking a supplement- it can't hurt. It's important to have vitamin C at the same time as iron- it boosts the absorption. So An Iron tablet with a vit c one, or a glass of OJ will help. And no caffeine around the iron tablet- it hinders absorption.
You should find your energy levels improve.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:37 PM
Ah, iron! I am 24 weeks and really really buggered all the time with arvo naps if I can. I am having trouble doing basic housework and my boys are eating a lot of baked beans on toast!!
I forgot about iron, I needed it in my last two pregnancies after the 28 week bloods.
Just get a tablet that boosts your levels rather than just maintaining them.
Ferro grad-C is a good one.
I'm off to the chemist then!!
Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:32 PM
I think it has a lot to do with being in the home stretch , My bloods are fine but with 2 kids and working all the way through im BUGGERED.
So def hearing you there. Very Valid . Rest as much as you can
Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:59 PM
Yeah I had my iron checked recently and it was fine. Mine always tends to be on the higher side of normal because I carry the gene hemochromatosis (don't have the full disease like my mum).Oh good! So glad it's not just me then... Just want these 9 weeks to fly by already... (but then the real tiredness begins right?) haha
Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:16 PM
Oh yes, I've become very tired in the past week or two, you're not alone.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:31 AM
Tell me about the leg cramps... Get them every night almost now. Ow!
Posted 27 February 2013 - 10:28 AM
I'm 29 weeks, my bloods were all good a week ago, and honestly some days I sleep all day. Probably 2 days/week I have abnormal fatigue where I either sleep all day (10-2) or have to have an afternoon nap (4-6). Luckily I mostly work from home so this is doable, but still -
I was very surprised that my iron levels are fine.
Posted 27 February 2013 - 04:00 PM
Hi - I am currently 32 weeks & I can really relate to the care factor about work!!
I am so unmotivated & my brain just can't "switch into gear" most days. I am trying my best to pretend to be interested as it's really not in my work ethic to do shoddy work. I am trying my best but somedays I do well, other days not so much.
I am counting down the days until my last day on the 28th March.
I find my tiredness is different from the first trimester fatigue which was unbelievably draining....now I am tired as I am waking up at least 5 times throughout the night due to toilet visits or being uncomfortable. I figure my broken sleep now is just training for bub!
Posted 27 February 2013 - 09:13 PM
Another tired one here! Been having a lot of afternoon naps lately (along with my DD) just so I can funtion for dinner etc. My recent bloods were fine, I thought the iron levels may be low as with DD but they were fine. I was getting low on Vit D tho.
I put it down to just getting heavier/less mobile, broken sleep, having just gotten over a cold, looking after an active 3yo and the heat here in Perth (waiting, waiting for cooler weather..!).
I remember hitting the brick wall with DD around 33wks, but this time it's been 29wks, eek. My commiserations to you OP and all the other pg mums in tri-3, I hear you with this fatigue
Edited by Jadey73, 27 February 2013 - 09:14 PM.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
At just 37 years of age, with two young sons, Vicki was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Now her family wants all women to know the symptoms.
Pregnancy and birth is an intriguing process no matter where you are in the world. One soon-to-be father gleans wisdom from a new guide.
It’s not surprising that IVF is often seen as a negative journey towards the ultimate positive, but having a glass-half-full approach can make a big difference to the experience.
A mum explains why she and her husband are choosing to gift their leftover embryos to help strangers achieve their dream of parenthood.
Just as every baby is unique, so is every pregnancy. And that means morning sickness can vary a lot, too.
Why is it that the word ‘mumsy’ has connotations of such a negative nature – but seems to be the only other option apart from ‘yummy’?
As the waiting game of late pregnancy continues, this mum considers a few things that might hurry things up a little.
It has been a little over a month since William Tyrell disappeared from his grandmother's home, 33 long sleepless nights for his family as they mourn the absence of their cheeky young boy.
Babies born in the summer are much more likely to suffer from mood swings when they grow up, while those born in the winter are less likely to become irritable adults, scientists claim.
Suddenly single with a baby and an 11-year-old son, Tara O?Connell developed an app to improve the lives of mothers who were similarly overwhelmed.
As soon as your baby enters the world, everything else takes a back seat - even the necessities of daily life such as eating are severely compromised, right when you need energy the most.
The Live Lighter campaign will take people inside the human body to show the internal dangers of being overweight.
A new mum's first month of motherhood didn't pan out as expected when she lost a family member weeks after her baby's birth.
Facebook and Apple are hoping to provide women with the freedom to build their careers without the added pressure of having children at or by a certain age.
The idea of making a 'pregnancy contract' with your partner may sound a bit silly at first, but it can help make the transition to parenthood a lot smoother.
Burping babies vs burpees – yes, new mums and personal trainers live in different worlds. But they can work together - once you find the right match for you and your lifestyle.
Police say that an incident in which a man pulled on a woman?s pram while walking a popular Sydney route late last month was a misunderstanding.
Three weeks ago, my auntie, a midwife, developed a fever. Sitting here in Sydney basked in Australian sunshine, that shouldn't be big news.
One mum shares her frightening experience and vows to never take her health for granted again.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!
I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.
It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.
Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.
A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.
Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.
Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.
I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss, as it involves toilet talk. But it needs to be talked about.
Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.
Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.
What's in a name?
Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.