(Closed) 1st trimester exhaustion…does it get better?!

posted 8 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
6430 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

It gets better in the second tri, and WAY worse in the third tri (at least for me).

Post # 4
30402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1260 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

@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 # 7
2419 posts
Buzzing bee

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
9168 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
821 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

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
865 posts
Busy bee

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
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
2492 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@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
725 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
453 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
1564 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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. 

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