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#1 Koobie83

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:04 PM

Hi!
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...

#2 Nasty Bunsen

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.



#3 Boombox

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.

#4 happyapple

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!!

#5 MZER

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

#6 Koobie83

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

#7 DG22

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

31 weeks, exhausted and horrible leg cramps sad.gif

#8 Libster

Posted 26 February 2013 - 07:16 PM

Oh yes, I've become very tired in the past week or two, you're not alone.

#9 Koobie83

Posted 27 February 2013 - 06:31 AM

Tell me about the leg cramps... Get them every night almost now. Ow!

#10 RealityBites

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.

#11 Boofarella

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!

#12 Jadey73

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 wacko.gif

Edited by Jadey73, 27 February 2013 - 09:14 PM.





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