Post # 1
I’m only 5 weeks pregnant and this week has been awful in terms of fatigue. It seems like there’s a period that lasts for about 2 hour during the work day where it feels like I’m so tired I just want to take a sick day and go home to sleep. Today I was SO tired I literally wanted to sob in frustration.
Every day I get home, get into pjs, read my blogs and pass the f out until 6 or 7. Eat dinner, hang out with the hubs, and go to bed again. And then the next tired work day starts.
Does it get better!? To make matters worse, I feel like I’m so lazy that I dont want to cook and I usually eat very clean…but lately I’ll eat anything in front of me and it’s making me feel disgustingly out of shape, especially since I know that I have no excuse to be gaining weight this early. Hormones probably arent helping my attitude!
IF it did get better, what week(s) did you start feeling improvement?
Post # 3
It gets better in the second tri, and WAY worse in the third tri (at least for me).
Post # 4
It does get better. Fatigue is a common first trimester symptom. Pregnancies are individual Contrary to the pp, I did not have third trimester fatigue. I felt terrific the rest of my pregnancy.
Post # 5
@tampalove35: yes, it will get better. :). I wanted to sleep my life away in the first trimester. It lifted in the 2nd and never returned. 🙂
Post # 6
This is so reassuring, by the time I get to my 3rd tri my workload will have greatly eased, but right now I have to be on my game and it’s so damn hard while feeling like this all the time. Thank you for your repsonses — seriously, I don’t know if I could go on functioning like this for 40 weeks without losing my sanity, so knowing that I’m nearly 1/2 way past this stage gives me hope!
Post # 7
Yes, it gets better! Hang in there. I’m in my third tri now, and a little bit tired compared with the 2nd but nothing like those first few months. Once you get your energy and normal appetite back, too, I think your generally good eating habits will really help you down the road.
Post # 8
@tampalove35: yes it gets better! Weeks 5-8 were brutal for me – I would fall asleep at work practically. It got better gradually from then on. Second trimester is amazing! I hear 3rd will bring more exhaustion so I’m enjoying the second while I still can!
Post # 9
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Of course it gets better. I started feeling less crappy around week 11. All in all, I had about 4-5 weeks of feeling gross in a low-level, vaguely functional way. I still need naps like WOAH occasionally, but I am mostly fine. And now I feel like eating again. Yay, food, I missed you!!
Post # 10
Oh it gets better, or at least for me it did. Apparently from what I read that 9th-10th weeks are the absolute worst, and after that hormones begin to level out and you start to feel way better. I know I sure did, by week 11 I had almost all my strength back and didn’t feel like I was constantly hungover.
Right now that probably feels like forever, but at least there is an end in sight.
Post # 11
I was lucky and didn’t get MS at all (occasionally a little bit queezy, but nothing bad) But I had/have fatigue to make up for all of that. I am 13w1d today, and although it’s starting to get better slowly, I have a feeling I’ll have another week or 2 of this.
Post # 12
@tampalove35: making the placenta is exhausting! I have never felt that kind of tired. Then at exactly 10w I woke up! I’m now 31w and over the past week or so I’ve been more tired again. But nothing quite like the beginning.
Congrats on your pregnancy!!
Post # 13
Hahaha. Welcome to the first trimester. I was exactly the same way until about 13 weeks, then I felt amazing. I am now 38 weeks, but haven’t really had much fatigue in the third trimester.
Post # 14
It gets better and than worse lol. Make sure your taking a good prenatal with dha extra fish oil if you don’t eat enough fish and an extra iron
Post # 15
I sure hope it does! I’m 12 weeks and 2 days and its still pretty bad. The worst part is when I get tired, I get tired!! Like ready to crash out any moment, anywhere. I hope it does get better!! Good luck.
Post # 16
@PoppyH: Good to know about 9&10.. I can at least prepare myself!
Thank you– good to know that this too shall pass!
I have SOOO much to look forward to now! Thank goodness the weather is starting to turn for the worse here — I’m not missing out on much.
I take a prenatal and then b6, but I should probably add iron to the mix! We have fish oil in the kitchen as well, but I dont know if I could stomach that
Yup, same here. It hits me so hard that I literally dont believe I can function… it’s the worst! Hopefully things get better for your soon.
Thank you all for sharing your experiences, there is a light! Were any of you able to go to the gym to workout during 1st trimester? I feel so gross looking that I know I should.. (I get that my tummy is on its way out sooner than later…but I don’t need any more junk in my trunk!) I say I will every day..but by the time I get home Im done for.