im pregnant and i've been feeling really tired..is that normal?

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Allison - posted on 10/18/2009

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Yes dear and you will be tired for like the next five to ten years! My oldest is eleven now and if he still wakes me if I try and sneak in a nap. Sleep deprived is now your new name! Congrads and yup your normal!

Wendy - posted on 10/18/2009

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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

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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

Penny - posted on 10/18/2009

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I've been tired ever since I've been pregnant and the doctor says I'm normal. Some days I feel less tired than others. You are fine! Just get some rest when you can! Congratulations on your pregnancy, by the way.

Aniesha - posted on 10/18/2009

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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!

Christina - posted on 10/18/2009

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Hi, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I couldn't get out of bed, not even to feed my 2 year old son breakfast, but I did it and with really nausea. It's was hard, and I told myself no more lol...but I guess one more.

Donna - posted on 10/18/2009

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I was tired throughout my whole pregnancy! And i'm still tired now my son is 7 months old lol! So get all the rest you an now!!!!

Stephanie - posted on 10/18/2009

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Yes totally normal but get your iron checked to be safe for you and your little bundle of joy! Congrats!

Debora - posted on 10/18/2009

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make sure your doing what your dr tells you #1.take your pregancy vitamins drs give you since thay have iron to help you .have your iron checked as well since some people need more than the prescription ones give you.and rest as much as you can .

Nicole - posted on 10/18/2009

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Absolutely!! I was tired for the first 4 months and the last month of both my pregnancies. I one great thing about is that everyone wants you to sleep so they actually help you out with other things to allow you to sleep...lol

Congrats and Good Luck!!

Carolyn - posted on 10/18/2009

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I can remember falling asleep at the office! I was so sleepy and never felt that tired before. I am a high energy person but I couldn't control but sleepiness. Go with it girl. Your body is going through so many changes and get as much rest as you can. It passed for me after the 1st trimester and then by month 4 and 5 I had more and more energy again. So rest when you can and know that it is normal.

User - posted on 10/18/2009

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congratulations!! yes it is more than normal to feel really tired i slept and slept most of the day being pregnant and the further on i got the more i slept. your body is doing alot of changes at the moment, you have hormones flying all over the place and the extra weight of carrying a baby makes it harder. i know everyone says this but sleep as much as you can sweetie because your not going to get a full nights sleep for a long time after the baby is born.. take care x x

Sheena - posted on 10/18/2009

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oh yes that is very normal, alot of the times the baby inside you just drags all your energy out of ya.... have you ever looked at babycenter.com they have a spot where you can look at what your baby should look like every week and also it tells you some what of what you could be feeling (like being really tired) and whats normal

Bethany - posted on 10/18/2009

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I would suggest popping down to the nearest library and getting some books out on pregnancy and children, etc. There are books, magazines, etc on every question about pregnancy.

Jamie - posted on 10/17/2009

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Very normal. Do you have the book "What to expect when your expecting"..its really informative and will tell you all the symptoms you will feel for how far along you are. Its a really great book. Some Dr. Offices will give you a copy for free...or you can find them at Wal-Mart.

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Yes, I had to nap every day. I couldn't make it a full day without some sort of rest, it was crazy.

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oooh YES.. with both boys i slept as much as i could, second trimest was much better for me.. over sickness and energy bak at least for a little while lol congrats and enjoy

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Totally the Norm, it's only going to get worst....But the out-come will be perfect... "the baby".....

Mandy - posted on 10/17/2009

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yes. towards the end of my pregnancy, i was having 1-2 naps a day as well as being in bed about 9pm.

Alison - posted on 10/17/2009

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have you doc check you iron level, you might be anemic, that would cause you to be super tired.

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thanks you guys i appreciate it...i should noe this by now becuz i got three kids and another one on the way...

Jessica - posted on 10/17/2009

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it is normal, try some iron tablets, they boost your energy and help ya with your everyday tasks but do try and get as much rest because when bub comes, its a different story, im pregnant with my second and im tired most of the time so the iron tablets help me

Penny - posted on 10/17/2009

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yep verry verry normal rest when you can i have been excessivly tired all the way through take a multivitamin drink lots of water and rest when you can and congrats

Bernadette - posted on 10/17/2009

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Go to your doctor and get a blood test to check your iron, low Iron can cause moodiness and tiredness and fatigue, it also can cause a hemorrhage during birth or C Section, I had low Iron both my pregnancies, the first one it was too late to treat and I Hemorrhaged and almost died! Very serious that you get your Iron checked, good luck :) Oh and Take Vitamin C when you take Iron Tablets as the Vitamin C helps absorb Iron, Coffee and Tea make it harder for your body to adsorb it.

Brandy - posted on 10/16/2009

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Quoting Raminder:

Yes, its totally normal. I'm pregnant with my second child and just got over the tiredness. You will get your energy back beginning of second trimester



Lol. I'm pregnant with my second as well and didn't get the tiredness until half way through the second trimester and now I've just started the third trimester and still very tired!

Brandy - posted on 10/16/2009

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Yes, that is why women eat more when they are pregnant. The baby is taking all of the energy from the food you are eating because baby needs it to grow. I'm not saying you need to eat more, just try to get rest when you can and don't ignore your hunger. Even if you do this, you will probably still be tired. Good luck.

Sandra - posted on 10/16/2009

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Yes!! thats all i would do too!! i would have to make myself wake up to eat in the first trimester.. it gets better i promise.. just rest as much as you can.. it will pass for a while, then you'll get tired the closer you are to having your baby.. take it easy on your body... it is very hard... good luck, and God bless...

Raminder - posted on 10/16/2009

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Yes, its totally normal. I'm pregnant with my second child and just got over the tiredness. You will get your energy back beginning of second trimester

Misti - posted on 10/16/2009

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absolutely! my first pregnancy i slept constantly in the first 3-4months. and every woman i have talked to has too.

Ashley - posted on 10/16/2009

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Oh my yes...especially for your first trimester. It is hard work making a baby! Make sure you drink plenty of water and get some good rest!

Tami - posted on 10/16/2009

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When I was pregnant with my son I did nothing but eat and sleep! I was concerned too but when i asked my OB she said that this was normal. If you are concerned please call the doctor because anemia is common in pregnancy and they may want to check you just to make sure! I hope this helps!

Cristina - posted on 10/16/2009

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Hi, Yes it is very normal, if you have time off, sleep, rest, take a little cat nap, anytime you need it, because once your baby is born you'll be wishing to sleep that yummy for at least 18 years. God bless.

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