(Closed) When did your energy come back?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: When did your energy return?
    12-15 weeks along : (14 votes)
    33 %
    16-20 weeks along : (13 votes)
    31 %
    20-24 weeks along : (4 votes)
    10 %
    25+ weeks along : (1 votes)
    2 %
    *Sorry, it never came back for me!* : (10 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 2
    953 posts
    Busy bee

    Umm pls go get your iron checked.  Being fatigued is normal but only to a certain extent. When I’m pregnant I get extreme anemia and it contributes to extreme fatigue. 

    The iron in regular prenatal just wasn’t enough.  It’s very common so just a heads up if you are that out of it, it very well could be anemia. 

    Post # 5
    953 posts
    Busy bee

    I ended up having to take 3 giant iron pills a day. It’s been awhile I forget the mg per pill.  Oddly enough no I had the opposite and had very loose stool. My doc said not everyone reacts the same and I’m wierd. 

    I had to take it for every pregnancy. 

    Post # 6
    5892 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    newbabybee:  my nutritionist recommends you take iron bis-glycinate. It’s a form of iron that is less likely to cause constipation. I use OptiFerin-C by Pure Encapsulation that I ordered from Amazon.

    I’m at 10 weeks and feel like sh!t. I’m taking meds for the nausea, but the food aversions plus the fatigue–ugh!! And now I’m waking up every 2 hours to pee–dont know what I’m going to do once the baby is actually sitting on my bladder. 

    So grateful that we finally got pregnant, but being pregnant kinda blows!

    Post # 7
    2123 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017

    newbabybee:  I’m no doctor but I think taking iron tablets should be a priority over constipation worries. You’re making extra blood for the placenta and sharing it with your little one, and not enough iron can eventually lead to low birth weight and preterm delivery. Please talk to your doctor!

    Post # 9
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    Not to mention you’ll probably be constipated in a few months anyway

    Post # 10
    1073 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    newbabybee:  I felt super exhausted until around 15 weeks, when I also got past my pregnancy sickness. Hope it gets better for you soon! 🙂

    Post # 11
    4506 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I was anemic during my first pregnancy and had to take iron pills. They didn’t make me constipated. You may be anemic as well–your doctor will check. In the meantime, you’re lucky that fatigue is your worst symptom! 🙂


    Post # 12
    3755 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I had energy for a few blinks of an eye in the second trimester…. the fatigue is not nearly as bad in the third tri then it was in the first, but it’s just a different kind of tired. Everything is awkward and big and you don’t sleep as well. Pregnancy is FUN!

    Post # 13
    1951 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m a little over 9 weeks and have been extremely fatigued as well. I just had a blood panel done and my iron levels are completely normal. So it could just be the first tri fatigue. Hopefully it passes soon!

    Post # 15
    2190 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I had what my doctor called “profound fatigue” – her words, not mine, but they fit. My iron levels were just fine, I just was super sleepy up until about 16 weeks. The 2nd tri has been sooo much better for me, with the occaisonal sleepy days. I’m at 22 weeks now, so I can’t comment on third tri. 

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