Having trouble focusing

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Sassy9226:  for me, i was exhausted first tri but my tiredness and difficulty concentrating improved in the second trimester. problem is its now coming back to me at 30 weeks

then, and now, the only way i could function was a power nap in the day

Post # 4
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2537 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@Sassy9226:  Could you take a brief nap during lunch?  Maybe bring some healthy snacks to eat throughout the day for some extra energy?  (Although it sounds like you’re in a lab so that may not work…)

Post # 5
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529 posts
Busy bee

I feel exactly the same at the moment (am 7+5). Yesterday I was nearly falling asleep at my desk at 11 am. Went home, and had to have a nap before dinner, then was in bed from 9:30. I feel exhausted all the time. Hoping this will improve soon!

Post # 6
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sassy9226:  it gets better!! Hang in there!!

Post # 7
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11391 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Yep. I once HAD to take a nap at 10:30 in the morning when I’d slept 10 hrs and just woken up at 8am. I think I was around 8 weeks then. First trimester exhaustion is no joke! 

It gets better. Towards the end of the first trimester my exhaustion really let up and now at almost 20 weeks I have just as much energy as I did pre-baby. 

Post # 8
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377 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Sassy9226:  Im the same. i work the weekends and usually have a home cake business in the week but this has completely fallen off the radar since i hit 5 weeks. i have no energy to even clean the house let alone decorate cakes and try to drum up business. Im hoping that my energy will return soon!! Im trying to drink extra water to keep my brain functioning but nothing else seems to help x

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Sassy9226:  Totally normal. I would actually lay my head down for 10 minutes at work (I had let my boss know) just to rest my eyes and brain for a moment. It’s funny because it didn’t matter how many hours of sleep I got either. My mom kept saying, “You need to go to bed earlier.” I seriously would nap at 6, go to bed at 8:30, get 10 hours of sleep, and then at work the next day I’d eat breakfast and immediately after, I’d say 9 or 10 I’d have to take my “nap.” Once 2:00 in the afternoon would roll around I was pretty much done with work. I’d do as much as I could, but I struggled.

Post # 10
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Yep this was me – even when I was well rested.  I couldn’t even focus on mindless things like TV shows. It goes away in the second tri.  Hang in there!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Sassy9226:  I’ve been suffering from this! I think it is a normal side effect of pregnancy. I have however, been trying to change a few things with my nutrition that I feel like have been helping. I notice I am most tired if I eat a really carb heavy breakfast. I switched this week to fruit, yogurt, and turkey sausage for more protein. I have also swapped a few cracker snacks during the day for oranges and low fat cheesesticks. I really think the vitamins in the fruit and the higher protein diet are helping. Even though I totally miss my carbs! I also switched my prenatal from at night to breakfast time.

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