(Closed) pregnancy fatigue: when does it end??

posted 4 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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oeno:  The exhaustion for me started to ease up at 12 weeks and I felt even better around 14 weeks.  I’m currently 18wk4d and still feeling pretty great!  How are you sleeping??  I bought a pregnancy pillow about 2 weeks ago and it is AMAZING!  It has completely improved my sleep, at least for now 🙂

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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oeno:  sorry to say I was tired the whole of pregnancy… Having 4 h naps in the afternoon and still sleeping the night.

It happens to some people, hopefully it won’t happen to you. If it does, just try to avoid anything that would make you normally tired like going to bed late, having too many outings, overdoing with work/housework/tasks. Don’t push it if you’re very tired, it has to be about your baby. Doesn’t matter if you feel like you’re failing, you’re winning!! You’re making a person!!! 😀

Post # 18
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I was exhausted to the point of wanting to cry for my entire first trimester – Darling Husband and I would go run errands and I would actually cry in the car because I was too tired to get out and go into the store. It got better around 12 weeks, I was still more tired than usual (like going to bed at 8 or 9pm) but it was manageable during the day. Then 3rd trimester I was an insomniac who could never sleep more than a few hours at a time – which in a way was good because it semi prepared me for the crazy waking up every 2-3hrs with a newborn lol 

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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oeno:  almost 18w and still exhausted! Every one is different.  Just give your body the rest it needs (you won’t be able to sleep much later!).  Stay hydrated, eat a healthy diet (assuming your stomach isn’t protesting) and exercise when you can (it helps me at least, even just a good walk every day). 

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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oeno:  “When will this stop, and will I get back to my normal state of energy?” — I have 2 kids and it’s different for each. With my first, the fatigue ended suddenly about halfway through her 19th year. My second is 17 and I’ve recently noticed that the fatigue is slowing, but it’s very gradual.

 

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Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i think the second trimester is the best. you’re not as tired, you’re feeling better and you start showing more. the third trimester i feel like you’ll get tired again…and big. so you’re tired and uncomfortable. and then the kid is born and you’re more tired. haha

Post # 23
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think the fatigue you feel will be different through different stages of your pregnancy. First trimester it’s exhaustion. You can’t get enough sleep and you feel tired ALL of the time. Second trimester, you start to grow so your body starts to hurt a little bit in different areas, but you physically have more energy. Third…the aches. I just want to sit all day and not move so I don’t have to deal with my sore feet and ankles. 

Sorry for my ranting…pregnancy in the summer is quite the adventure when your third tri is in June, July, August LOL.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Almost 16 weeks and pretty exhausted… still waiting for that promised second trimester burst of energy! 

Post # 25
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

this cooking-a-baby business seems to be tiring stuff!

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

It never goes away lol. Especially once you have the little critter…you just get more creative about taking naps! And pregnancy #2 (and beyond, I’m sure) is even worse because you can’t catch a break with a young one already hanging around.

Post # 27
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

as a mom of 2 being exhausted is part of the package I’m afraid. So um yeah when the child is about 5!!! Haha 

You should bounce back to better energy levels second tri – a few weeks before you give birth.

its like your pregnancy prepares you how to cope on little to no sleep. 

Congrats btw, even though it’s tiring, being a mom is the most amazing and rewarding role. 

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