(Closed) Feeling like crap in first trimester… Normal?

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
941 posts
Busy bee

It’s 100%  normal! The nausea and headaches should hopefully go away soon, but I’ve always been exhausted throughout my pregnancies. 

Post # 3
3008 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

PSUgirl08:  I think most people do- it’s completely normal, and it sucks. You’ll probably feel better in the second trimester. I felt noticeably less tired and less nauseated around 14 weeks. Hang in there!

Post # 4
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

There’s pretty much nothing more normal than that.

Post # 5
814 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Completely normal! I’m almost 14 weeks and have been feeling mostly normal for about 2 weeks now! It gets better.

Post # 6
733 posts
Busy bee

Not to be a Debbie Downer, but it doesn’t always get better for some women. I’m completely miserable the entire pregnancy. The further along I get, the worse the nausea gets, plus it’s hard vomiting with a huge belly. The headaches, pelvic pain, and I go in to prodromal labor for months, so I have labor like contractions almost constantly from 5 months on. I also develop a condition called ICP, it makes you itchy all over your body nonstop. It is especially worse at night.

On the plus side, I always have very easy deliveries and feel wonderful as soon as the baby is born.

I’m just mentioning this because other women were always all “you’ll feel soooo much better after 12 weeks!!” and I just kept getting sicker and sicker and feeling worse and worse, and then I felt like I was the only one. I’m not, some women are just miserable when they are pregnant. It also doesn’t mean that you are any less excited about your baby. 🙂 It’s OK to feel bad. You can feel bad and be excited to be a mommy – both.

Post # 7
1341 posts
Bumble bee

It’s more normal to feel crap than it is not to feel crap. 

Post # 8
1265 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

I’m 8 weeks and (likely thankfully) feel the opposite!  I felt like crap for a couple weeks and lately have been feeling alright, with just some dips of nausea/exhaustion. So of course now I’m terrified that something is wrong and hoping to feel like crap again for reassurance!  I guess you just can’t win either way in the 1st trimester…

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Post # 9
575 posts
Busy bee

The first half of my last pregnancy was like a 24/7 hangover from hell. It sucks but it’s completely normal. Hopefully you’ll feel more like yourself in your second trimester. Take comfort in knowing you’re not the only one feeling this way, and that you’ll have something really precious to show for it at the end. 

Post # 10
312 posts
Helper bee

From 6-12 weeks I couldn’t believe how horrible I felt. I also would laugh because it was probably the sickest I’ve felt and I had to just put a smile on and act like nothing was wrong where as if I was not pregnant and felt that way I  would have called in to work.

Post # 11
376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

It’s nice to read I’m in good company feeling miserable.  I literally woke up on week 6 feeling like I had been hit by a truck.  I told my husband tonight, it’s like your worst hangover ever…but all day for days upon days.  Hoping it gets better. 

Post # 12
2527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I had a constant terrible headache from about week 6 to 16. I had to wear sunglasses all the time even indoors. A trick someone taught me was to cover your eyes with material when lying down that did help when it was really bad. I also had to drink constantly.

so yes although really frustrating completely normal. Hope you feel better soon 

Post # 14
5891 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m 23 weeks and exhausted. 

I don’t understand how anyone decides to have a 2nd kid (or 3rd or 4th or…)!

Post # 15
276 posts
Helper bee

Yeah it’s normal and sucks. you’ll start feeling better in a few weeks, but you’ll pretty much be exhausted for the foreseeable future. Maybe once your kid goes to college you’ll catch up On lost sleep! Hang in there, it’s worth it!

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