Post # 1
I am 8 weeks with my first and the past 4 nights in a row I have noticed I can only sleep for 4 hours and then I wake up with a fulballadeer and a starving tummy. After the first night of this I made sure not to drink any liquids a couple hours before bedtime and I ate and went to the bathroom right before bed. I guess I just thought 8 weeks was too early for such sleep problems! Has anyone else experienced this so early?
Post # 3
I’ve not had trouble sleeping, but I know what you mean about not eating. I feel hungry all the time, but I get full a lot faster so have been eating less (actually lost a few pounds first trimester). But then of course you’re starving again two hours later. Sounds like you have a good system figured out!
Post # 4
@bee08nicole: yup, this stuff happens that early! I’d caution your plan of not drinking a few hours before bedtime, esp if you’re somewhere like the northeast where it is so hot. I am 16w and am awake most nights for a bit and I definitely pee at least twice and this is how it has been!
Post # 5
I’m 7w an this has been happening for me since week 5. keep crackers or a granola bar next to your bed to munch on when you get up to pee which is inevitable.
Post # 6
i am 17 weeks, and suffering in the sleep department!! Ugh…. i thought this was supposed to happen in your last trimester not your second. So i feel you!!
Post # 7
I am in my 8th week also. Def have to get up once a night to use the bathroom, but I don’t have the hunger issue.
Post # 8
Keep a nightlight in the bathroom so you can sort of stagger in there half-asleep, do what you need to do, and not disrupt your rest too much by fully turning on the lights. It’s important not to let yourself and your baby get dehydrated (especially in this heat, like PP pointed out).
The late-night trips to the bathroom might taper off for a while when your uterus ascends. Early in the pregnancy it’s low down in your pelvis, against your bladder, and as it expands it compresses the bladder a little. When it starts to rise into your abdomen in a few weeks, the pressure will be off the bladder (temporarily, at least. As you get bigger, you’ll start having to pee more often again).
Post # 9
Frequent bathroom trips were common for me in try first tri, and now it’s back in my third. That second trimester was gloooorious!
Post # 10
@KCKnd2: +1 everything you said. Especially the nightlight.
I was peeing a lot early on, and then started sleeping through the night again in early second trimester when my uterus rose. Not drinking may not help you anyway, because if your urine gets too concentrated you’ll feel the need to pee as well, so you might as well keep drinking. It’s better for you and your LO.
Post # 11
Yep! I’m 10wks, and I get up at least once a night to pee!
Not to ea, though. I’m not very hungry…
Post # 12
I was getting up to pee once a night in my first trimester. Then it calmed down in my second trimester. Now I’m in my third and I get up at least twice a night, but usually more.
Post # 13
I didn’t have trouble sleeping that early but body does do weird things. Everyone is different.
Post # 14
I had a terrible time sleeping in the first and third trimesters especially (though I got up to pee at least once a night through the entire pregnancy) but the second trimester I woke up every night STARRRRVING.
Post # 15
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@bee08nicole: Yep. I would wake up at 4am pretty much every morning starting at 5 weeks (pretty much as soon as I got the pink line.) I was also waking up that early to puke because the morning sickness was so bad the whole room and bed was spinning.
Post # 16
Honestly, I never have been able to sleep through the night EVER, pregnant or not, and not go the bathroom. I always thought it was strange people could do this.
Anyway, avoid turning on the lights to fully wake yourself up. Use nightlights and just do your business and climb back in bed. Do your best to not think about anything and keep your mind clear of thoughts.
And if your hungry you could try eating dinner a bit later, or a bit earlier and have a balanced snack before bed that includes some fat. Like PB and apple or celery.