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    Hi all

    I am just over 8 weeks pregnant and have had a bit of on and off nausea... in fact it kind of went away and has come back with a vengence this week. However the worst thing I am finding is my fatigue. It is so severe that I spend any non work days in bed mostly all day and I have no energy to do normal tasks most evenings anymore. It is really intense.

    I am due to travel to China for a 12 day tour just after my 13th week so I'm really worried how I'm going to be able to cope with the trip if things don't improve soon.

    For those of you who are abit further in, when did your fatigue start to ease up?

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    Mine got better about 15 then went down hill again at about 26.

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    I'm still waiting

    I have bad anemia though, so that is a huge factor.

    Are you taking prenatals?

    It might be an idea to have your iron levels checked.

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    Mine improved at about 13/14 weeks. Remember, during the first trimester you're growing a new baby and a placenta, and it takes it out of you! But I found that I did feel better in the second trimester.

    The nausea, on the other hand, didn't go away until about 34 weeks for me.

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    Hi all,
    Thanks for your responses. I have been on elevit for 12 months as it was recommended due to being higher in iron, zinc and vitamin d than general multi's so even before I was TTC I was on it. I did my routine bloods the other day so I'm not sure if that checks for iron but I guess I'll find out soon.

    Really hoping the fatigue eases a bit soon because a whole 9 months of exhaustion is a worry lol Oh and the nausea is bad today. Mid breakfast rush to the toilet already today... and I've got to go to work to conduct job interviews. Fingers crossed I get there and back without incident lol

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    Hopefully ur fatigue and nausea goes away soon! A 12 day tour isn't going to be much fun for you if it doesn't!

    I'm in the same boat as you right now - almost 11 weeks now, but my fatigue and (all day) sickness is still keeping me in bed most days. Some days I wake up feeling a bit better, but by around mid day my energy levels decline rapidly! I'm hopeful it goes away by the time I enter my 2nd tri, but.. Not optimistic. My last pregnancy I had fatigue and morning sickness until 16 weeks...

    Hope you're not one of the unlucky ones!!

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    I'm almost 15wks pregnant and still exhausted every day, some more than others. I hope the fatigue settles for you before your trip.

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    As you can probably tell, everyone is different. I think a big factor is also how fit you are. I was moderately fit before I fell pregnant, and know people who are super fit and still getting to the gym every day! One of my clients does 2 pumps classes a week and is 18 weeks - this pregnancy just has not slowed her down at all!

    I had super duper fatigue until about 14 weeks, when it subsided mostly. It's back now (since about 30 weeks), I could sleep allllllll day if I didn't have a business & a household to run. DP and I went to Thailand for 10 days when I was 27-29 weeks & had a wonderful time. I did get tired by the end of the day and had some awesome cankles but overall the trip was a success. Hopefully you have a similar experience, good luck!!

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    All i want to say is I'M NOT ALONE!!!
    I am currently 8 weeks and ever since the 5th week all i've wanted to do was sleep all day long! I would come into work and by midday-ish I would be so extremely exhausted that I would leave a few hours after.

    I do get nausea here and there and since I work FT and study FT too, reading books (I study law) gives me dizzy spells. I don't want to do anything but lay down and rest. Which is a complete opposite of what I used to be like prior to pregnancy, I was quiet a fit person and constantly doing cardio and at the gym. I was a nice size 8 and in the last 3-4 weeks I have gained weight everywhere and my breast sizes have increased from D to F.

    Is this normal too? To fill up everywhere if you were previously a tiny frame?

    Thanks!

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    With DD the fatigue stopped at 13.5 weeks - I can remember the day, I have never been so happy to just feel 'tired' at last and not completely zonked! The nausea faded slowly and was mostly gone by 16 weeks.

    With angelbub I worked very hard to get in super-fit shape before TTC in an effort to improve the fatigue. I was a lean-mean-cardio-machine and probably in the best shape of my life! And it made NO difference to my fatigue - so don't beat yourself up if you're not fit - it was 100% hormonal for me, the day after my d&C for missed m/c, i felt 1000x more energetic than I had in over a month (despite just having sugery!).

    I did have low iron in both pregs. I've since discovered my body doesn't absorb the iron in the Ferro-Grad range or in Elevit. I started Ethical Nutrients Iron Max after my loss which has chelated iron and my levels are now up to 44! (plus doesn't back me up) I've just got a BFP which we're waiting to see if it's a sticky one, so lets see if more iron makes any difference!


 

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