im pregnant and i've been feeling really tired..is that normal?
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Heather - posted on 10/22/2009
Congratulations!! Like all the other mommies have said, tiredness is most definately normal!! When I was pregnant with my son I was exhausted all the time, not only that but he kept me hungry 24/7 i felt like i could never get full.... lol i have heard that if its a boy you will have less energy and feel more hungry, and while that was the case for me, im sure there are many mommies of girls who were just as exhausted and hungry as i was !!!! Pregnancy is draining but also enjoyable so try to take it easy as you can and just enjoy it!! :) Good luck and i hope all goes smoothly for you!!
Kia - posted on 10/22/2009
Completely Normal! I was very tired of all of the time when I was pregnant. I could sleep for a solid 9 hours, wake up and then within an hour, I would feel like I could go back to sleep for another 9 hours. I was abit concerned as well but after speaking to other mother's about it, they put my mind at ease by telling me that it was completely normal.
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Zilma - posted on 10/21/2009
It is normal! I remember for my first kid, by 2pm I was sleepy as you have no idea, but luckily for me my lunch time was at 2pm every day, so I had a little snack before going to lunch, and after I clocked out went to my car, turned it on, air cond on and to sleep until 2:50pm, and helps me a lot! And at night cooked and did everything as fast as I could because by 9pm I was sleepy again, but had to take a nap in the sofa, and by 2 or 3am then went to my bed, because if I started the night in my bed, by 5am I was already up, and didn't start working until 10am.
Jennifer - posted on 10/21/2009
Yes being tired is normal. I've had 4 kids and felt tired a lot. I was anemic which caused me to be tired after 20 weeks, but I took and iron supplement everyday and felt better. The baby is taking all of your vitamins and nutrients and you body is working overtime to support that little one that's growing. If you'r still in your 1st trimester you'll start to feel better when you enter your 2nd. I took a vitamin b complex supplement which helped keep up my energy and helped curb nausea w/ my 4th child. I wish I had done that w/ the first 3. The B complex vitamin gives you body extra b-6 and b-12 which help w/ energy. I hope you start to feel better soon.
Ashley - posted on 10/21/2009
ah yeah when i was pregnant with my first i was soooo exhausted i could barely drive anywhere by my self ( i live 20 min from town) b/c i would try to fall asleep when i was a work i would try and sneak naps in i was so tired and i hated it
Marcy - posted on 10/21/2009
Absolutely it is very normal. I had anemia with my pregnancy and I was tired all the time.. just make sure you eat well, get plenty to drink and rest and take naps when you can...that will help make you feel better.. Congrats to you!
well am No GYN but I would say yes and your Iron is probably low too...happens alot when us women get pregnant!
do you have a reg GYN to see for your pre-natal care ?
It is real important for you and the baby too !
take care & God bless
Prayers on a good delivery!
Alia - posted on 10/20/2009
Absolutely. But if it seems that you are too tired to get anything done, you could ask your Dr. to check your iron levels. That could make you VERY tired it also can make your recovery after birth longer than it needs to be. i was anemic with 2 of my pregnancies and it's not fun.
Kim - posted on 10/20/2009
You are completely normal! At the beginning I felt like I had been hit by a truck! You're energy should start to pick up around the second trimester and then probably slow down again once you hit your third trimester. Listen to your body! If you're tired then do everything possible to get your rest. You will need it!
Lindsey - posted on 10/20/2009
YES!! oh my goodness, I slept soooo much during my first trimester. I only have 4 more weeks left in my pregnancy, but at the start of my 3rd trimester the tiredness hit me again...hard. I called my OB to let them know, and they checked my iron levels again to make sure I wasn't suffering from anemia (iron levels out of wack can make you sleepy). My labs were fine, though. Alot of women swear by vitamin B injections. They say that is what got them through their pregnancy...my doctor didnt offer them, but told me I could supplement with pills if I really wanted to. Talking to your doctor and see if he has any ideas. I tried eating lots of protein and anything that would give me energy naturally as well....I wanted so bad to just drink coffee all day or grab a red bull, but I decided not to. My doctor told me it was okay to have a cup of coffee a day or a coke. I know some women opt not to drink ANY caf. , but running a house hold and chasing after a 5 year old...i needed a little help.
Anna - posted on 10/20/2009
Oh, yeah! That is totally normal. And make sure you get plenty of rest because once that baby gets here, you will not have time to sleep. You will most likely, be awake every two hours to feed your new born. And that is exhausting! So I would definitely listen to your body and get some needed rest!
Mollie - posted on 10/20/2009
Oh yeah, with my first one I worked four hour shifts and slept the rest of the day. Enjoy being able to sleep now.
The only thing that I can think of that could cause that, other than just being pregnant, is low iron. But your doctor should be testing for that at every checkup.
Amanda - posted on 10/19/2009
Ofcourse it is normal to feel very tired when you are prego!!! It takes a lot of energy to grow another human being inside of yourself....you are providing warmth, nutrients and carrying all the extra fluids and whieght, not to mention all the changes your body is going threw and has to adapt! All of these things take from your energy level, you should get a little less tired the farther along you get! Good luck and enjoy, because even though you will have some discomforts and new things to get used to...you will find it will be worth it once you see your little one face and start experencing the joys, struggles and growths that motherhood brings into your life!!! Listen to your body and you will be fine! If you feel that your tiredness is out of hand or something just isnt right......ask your OB, I am some one thinks its better to be over precautious than under precautious. A good book to get and read or have as a resource is "What To Expect When Expecting"!! Again good luck and best of wishes!
Kristina - posted on 10/19/2009
that is how i found out i was pregnant. i came home from work at 2pm and i HAD to take a nap before my day could go on. it is very hard for me to sleep during the day so i knew something was up! it is very common and will probably stick with you for awhile! good luck!!
Bonnie - posted on 10/19/2009
Yes, it is completly normal. In fact when I was pregnant I tried my best to cat nap whenever I could. Sometimes it might feel like your sleeping your pregnancy away but it's best for you to rest when you are tired. Even if it's only for a little while, put your feet up and relax for a bit. Good Luck and Congrats. :)
Norita - posted on 10/19/2009
Yes its normal your iron might be very low and thats why your really tired as well! Im pregnant and I take juiceplus because the prenatals make me so sick! Juiceplus is 7 to 11 servings of fruits and veggies in a capsle form! go to nnursssjuiceplus.com and you can read more about it!
Ivory - posted on 10/19/2009
hi it is normal, i have been feeling the same way since i found out i was pregnant. It happens so try to get pletty of rest at night. Also try to rest off your feet and take naps too. Dont for get to eat at the three meals a day and some snack in between. Try not to over due it. This will help and drink a lot of water this is also good.
Jettanna - posted on 10/19/2009
Of Course it's normal fatigue will follow you throughout most of your pregnancy in the beginning , middlle and end. Just take it easy pace yourself and take your vitamins on time and try to avoid the flu because that would really take your energy levels to zero!!
Jeanine - posted on 10/19/2009
Yeah it is very normal with my daughter I took a nap in my truck on my lunch break and then went home and went to sleep again. Best advice is sleep when u can and don't over do it cause once the baby is born you won't sleep very much so get it now while yuo can
I had my last baby at 42. During my first trimester, I was soooo tired. 2nd trimester I never felt better. The second 3rd trimester hit, the baby dropped and her head rested on my bladder. Not fun. I was back to tired. Just rest when you can. But bottom line, ask the Dr. about it if you think there is something off. Being tired is normal, but they may have a new suggestion for you. Good luck.
Mary - posted on 10/18/2009
It is definitely normal. I am far from a "nap" type of person. It used to be if I took a nap, then I would play hell relaxing for bed at night. When I was pregnant, however, I would take two naps a day AND sleep all throughout the night. However, if you are feeling really tired after you eat, and kind of light headed, I would have your doctor check you for diabetes. Sometimes women get this when they are pregnant. But, I'm sure it's just a normal pregnancy side effect. LOL
Wendy - posted on 10/18/2009
Being tired is definitely normal for pregnant moms. I mean think about it. Making a whole person can take A LOT out of us! I was cat napping all the time while I was pregnant. Take as much naps as possible now because you won't get much sleep when they are first born.
Margot - posted on 10/18/2009
I agree with everyone else. I was very tired each pregnancy and needed a nap daily. With my 3rd child I was overly tired and very lethargic. I couldn't do anything, but lay on the couch and nap ALL day. I went in for a routine visit and found out I was extremely anemic. So to be safe I'd say something to your doc and get your iron levels checked. Good luck
Aniesha - posted on 10/18/2009
It is definitely normal to be tired, but just be aware that you could be anemic. I was slightly anemic during the 2nd half of my pregnancy, & was put on iron supplements, so I'd just go & get some blood tests done if I were you, just to be on the safe side!
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