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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 03:51 AM   1
lazymum
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Fatigue at 16 weeks is it normal?


This is my second pregnancy and while at the early stages I constantly felt tiered and sleepy but by about 10-12 weeks I started to feel more energized. However from about 15 weeks I feel tiered again and wake up every morning with fatigue. I feel like I can lay on a sofa all day if I could. Yesterday I made a 17 min walk that I used to do before and had to stop twice because I felt so exhausted.
I wounder if it is ok to have spells of fatigue in the second trimester or something is wrong with me? My Chinese acupuncturist also said that I have "low energy" judging by my pulse.



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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 04:25 AM   2
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I'm exactly the same as you - think its due to now having a toddler to run around after and working 4 days a week, no time to rest so it all eventually catches up with you.

I could sleep 9 hours and still be tired the next morning!

Maybe you need some iron tablets?

Hope it passes soon



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 04:32 AM   3
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I don't know. I work from home and my daughter is 7 year old. My husband is doing school runs and I do less than I normally would. My blood tests were ok at 10 weeks may be I need to do it again now. I wounder if it is ok to take iron supplement before tests are done? I have to travel for work next week and I am terrified I will be shattered all the time. I will also have a 4 hours difference!



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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 14:22 PM   4
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I have fatigue, was in a similar thread about this last week, we are not alone :P



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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 16:01 PM   5
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Im 17 weeks today and in the same boat, feel so exhausted almost all day every day and like you say feel like I could just lay on setee all day. I work full time as a primary school teacher so have quite a demanding job. Also Im still being ill with MS every morning so I suppose that drains me a little. Its a bloody hard job cooking a baby!!!!!



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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 16:29 PM   6
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Ive felt tired all thru so far... not felt energized ever !! xx



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2012, 16:54 PM   7
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While I know that fatigue is often considered a "first trimester" symptom, I think it's pretty normal throughout. You're making a baby! Of course you're tired

If you're really concerned, talk to your doctor about your iron levels. Protein is key for long-lasting energy.



 
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