Exhausted!!

Tirza - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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I'm a little over 4 months pregnant with my 2nd child, and I am feeling constantly tired no matter how well I try to eat and I also get about 8-10 hours of sleep a night. Are there any tip on how to try and boost my energy levels?

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Stevie - posted on 02/25/2010

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I'm 31 weeks but periodically throughout this pregnancy (my first) I've had days at a time where all I want to do is sleep. I'll sleep 8-10 hours wake up eat breakfast and snooze until early afternoon, eat some lunch and then I'm falling asleep again, wake up for supper and then I'm either up half the night or back to bed. Feels like I'm going cray but everyone keeps telling me sleep when I can I'll be missing it later! This has been happening since I was around 12-15 weeks. Sometimes drinking lots of water helps :)

Samantha - posted on 02/25/2010

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you probably have low iron i am always tired and its because of my iron being so low and ive been on iron tablets since before i fell pregnant and i am 32wks.

Carolee - posted on 02/25/2010

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I slept for 15 hours last night! It helps if you're able to do that every once in a while. My husband watched our son, since he was off work. Other than that, I take naps when my son does when I need it (I'm a stay-at-home mom).

Delta - posted on 02/25/2010

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I am 2 months pregnant with my 2nd child and I am exhausted and really tired most of the day, I also work 2 jobs. My 2nd job should be ending by the end of this month but don't think it will for another few months. My job that is ending I don't seem too tired or exhausted there, its my day job that I dread going to.

Emma - posted on 02/25/2010

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I was like this and was told my full blood count was down so had to go on the iron, your best bet is getting tested. Good luck

Lisa - posted on 02/25/2010

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I feel the same way and I'm four and half months pregnant. I find doing pilates/yoga for pregnant women helps a lot. I have gotten a couple of dvd's so I can do a slow workout and it helps so much and stronger one when feeling a bit more energized. Also going for walks no matter what the weather is. I live between two countries and one is Canada with snow and the other is Turkey which it's 20 plus out. I find colder weather makes me feel better when walking.

Michelle - posted on 02/25/2010

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I too am so tired all the time . I think part of it is the weather where I live being cold and nasty out and not being able to get out and get that good ole fresh air we all need . I cant wait for when it is warmer and drier .
I feel like i never get any sleep . I even fall asleep if I stop moving around . Especially when I watch TV .
I always try to keep myself occupied ,but not over doing it . A grocery trip makes me want to nap in my car !LOL

Rosalie - posted on 02/25/2010

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thats how i felt, i was probably sleeping even more then that but i just had to keep myself busy and go places because i felt alot more tired when i just stayed in the house, but now everything got better and im starting to get my energy again! =)

Teresa - posted on 02/25/2010

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I felt exactly the same when I was around that stage. I would sleep all night, plus take a nap when my daughter did and I was still tired! It eventually started getting better. Now I'm 29 weeks and hardly get any sleep at night and I'm still more alert during the day than I was back then. :)
Another thing I just found out a couple weeks ago (when they did the glucose screening) is that I'm anemic. My doc told me that could be why I was - and am - so tired all the time, so it might be something you want to check into. They just put me on Iron Supplements for it...nothing major.
I hope everything gets better for you and congratulations! ♥

Megan - posted on 02/25/2010

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Stay active! Don't stop doing what you do on a normal basis. I know that everyone says that pregnancy is your excuse to get out of doing things, but try to do as much as you can for yourself.



If you need an extra pick me up for something specific you can talk to your doctor about a B-12 shot, it will give you a little boost on those days when you feel really tired but have something to do. My husband travels a lot for work and on the days he comes home my doctor will give me one if I need it.

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