(Closed) Second trimester – did you bloom and feel great?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: How did you feel in your 2nd trimester?
    I bloomed and felt amazing! : (11 votes)
    29 %
    I felt the same - nauseaus, tired etc : (4 votes)
    11 %
    I felt a little better : (14 votes)
    37 %
    Mixed/hard to say if I felt better : (6 votes)
    16 %
    Other - I'll explain below : (3 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    @Mrsluckywife:  I voted “other” because there wasn’t an option for “felt a lot better.” I hope that gives some hope. I don’t know that my change came right around 2nd trimester, but there was a noticeable change in nausea/aversion, and especially how tired I felt, maybe around weeks 10-11. 

    At the same time, I had a friend who was incredibly sick through both of her pregnancies, all the way through. 

    Post # 5
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2011 - Clark Gardens

    Felt great from weeks 12-23…but the end of the 2nd tri has started to get challenging again and I’m EXHAUSTED. 25 weeks now.

    Post # 6
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    31 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I was really sick for the first 14 weeks, and definitey got some relief in the 2nd trimester. I am entering the 3rd now, and starting to feel wiped out all the time. 12 more weeks to go!

    Post # 7
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    799 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Yes — it was awesome.  Until about 27 weeks, I didn’t even feel pregnant.  28 weeks came along, and BAM.  All the aches and pains you hear about.

    Post # 8
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    6998 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’ve been really fortunate to have a pretty easy pregnancy so far. My second trimester hasn’t been much different from the first but I also don’t think I had it nearly as bad as most in the first. I did find that I had more energy and that i’m eating more than before as well. eek! Here’s to hoping you feel a bit better come 13 weeks!

    Post # 9
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    748 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve felt quite a bit better since the second trimester began (about two weeks ago). However, I still feel nauseous occasionally and do still go to bed earlier than I did before the pregnancy. The going to bed earlier thing might just be habit now though! That said, I do find myself actually enjoying the pregnancy a lot more now that I’m not sick all the time. Don’t give up hope, OP! It will hopefully get better for you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
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    4275 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I picked other. I was not very queasy the first trimester. Second trimester, nothing too different except I am itchyyyyy!!!!!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve also been fortunate to have a pretty easy going pregnancy thus far, so I voted other. I still feel the same which is amazing!

    Post # 12
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    5496 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I only felt slightly better in the 2nd trimester. I still had morning sickness (but it was better at least) and had more trouble sleeping so I was tired (but not the fatigue of the 1st trimester), so overall it was better, but not good or great like many women! This 3rd trimester (I’m 32 weeks) is much, much harder than the 2nd, though. It’s all relative. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I felt HORRIBLE from weeks 4-15, then pretty amazing/back to my old self from weeks 16-23… I’m starting to have a little heartburn, trouble sleeping, and joint pain though now at 24 weeks, but I still feel pretty decent in comparison!!!! Hope you feel better!

    Post # 14
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    218 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I feel a lot better. Not “Bloomed and feel amazing” but almost back to my normal self better.

    Post # 15
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    228 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I’m 23 weeks now and feeling pretty good. My fatigue is gone but that also means I have a lot of trouble falling and staying asleep at night now. I also don’t have the nausea anymore. One thing I did notice – I can’t walk as much as I’d like right now. I went on vacation last week and we walked SO MUCH – which usually wouldn’t bother me, but this time my feet and upper thighs were in constant pain – luckily no swelling though. I’m contributing it to the extra 15 or so pounds that are on my very small frame now. But can’t really complain too much. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Yes-I felt much better and I looked adorable! LOL.

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