+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. #1
    Mod-Nomsie's Avatar
    Mod-Nomsie is offline Administrator
    Winner 2009/10/11/12/13 - Most helpful Moderator
    Winner 2011 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Winner - Quickest 'Thanker' on the Hub
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    23,657
    Thanks
    6,899
    Thanked
    7,026
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 15/1/15

    Question Level of Exhaustion

    I'm 33 weeks today, and in the last week or so I've noticed I'm just becoming so exhausted all the time.

    I can't remember if my last pregnancy was like this or not.. it was nearly 5 years ago and I was 25, not nearly 30!

    Yesterday, it was all I could do to stay awake to feed the boys.. I slept most of the day on the couch, didn't get any jobs done and ended up ordering pizza for tea because I just didn't have it in me to cook. Poor boys.. DP was at work all day (5-7) and so they really had to entertain themselves all day.

    I am still working- this week will be my last before I go on maternity leave.

    Today is a bit better.. I had maybe a 1.5hr nap this morning, but have managed a load of washing, I've done the shopping and put it all away and swept the floors...I still haven't managed beds or dishes yet and I honestly don't know if I will be able to.

    Is this level of exhaustion normal? I really don't think I should be feeling this tired all the time? I seem to sleep ok, although DP says I snore A LOT so maybe I'm not getting good quality sleep?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,726
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked
    479
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Have you had your iron checked lately? I had lowish iron levels throughout my preg with DS2 and was exhausted the whole 9 months (despite taking iron supplements).

    In general though I found my 2nd pregnancy so much more tiring - I was sleeping 2 hours during the day with DS1, falling asleep on the couch at 7pm then going to bed at 9pm and sleeping until 6am. I thought there was something wrong with me, and that I was just being 'soft', but once bub was out everthing picked back up again. It was just a really draining pregnancy.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to decemberbubba For This Useful Post:

    Mod-Nomsie  (16-06-2013)

  4. #3
    Mod-Nomsie's Avatar
    Mod-Nomsie is offline Administrator
    Winner 2009/10/11/12/13 - Most helpful Moderator
    Winner 2011 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Winner - Quickest 'Thanker' on the Hub
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Vic
    Posts
    23,657
    Thanks
    6,899
    Thanked
    7,026
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a weekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 15/1/15
    OMG I hadn't even thought of iron...

    Although, I'm quite reluctant to take supplements, since I am already experiencing constipation issues... but you're right, I could very well be low as my diet hasn't been great lately

  5. #4
    MilkingMaid's Avatar
    MilkingMaid is offline Winner 2009 - Mod Award - most supportive member
    Question those who don't question authority
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Home
    Posts
    9,661
    Thanks
    3,787
    Thanked
    2,144
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    My third pregnancy was so much more difficult than my first two, I too was a lot more tired, and really, it stands to reason, you have 2 other kids to run around after, and our bodies are definitely not as young as with past pregnancies.

    My other thought. Do you know how your Iron is? I actually took Floradix during my third pregnancy, and it really helped with the exhaustion. Floradix is good as it is liquid, and doesn't cause constipation.

    All the best

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to MilkingMaid For This Useful Post:

    Mod-Nomsie  (16-06-2013)

  7. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    1,726
    Thanks
    168
    Thanked
    479
    Reviews
    10
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Nomsie View Post
    OMG I hadn't even thought of iron...

    Although, I'm quite reluctant to take supplements, since I am already experiencing constipation issues... but you're right, I could very well be low as my diet hasn't been great lately
    I suffered constipation too. On advice from my middy I took Fabiron, which is mean't to be a bit more gentle on the stomach than the type of iron in the Blackmores Preg & Breastfeeding supplement I was taking. So I switched to the Fabiron and upped my fibre intake (took Benefibre 3 times a day) and the constipation eased up a bit.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to decemberbubba For This Useful Post:

    Mod-Nomsie  (16-06-2013)

  9. #6
    Mod-biscotti's Avatar
    Mod-biscotti is offline Administrator Administrator
    Winner 2012 - Naughtiest/Cheekiest Mod
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    16,302
    Thanks
    1,712
    Thanked
    3,740
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Noms, I was coming in to suggest Floradix too, it made such a difference in those last couple of months

  10. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    8,546
    Thanks
    919
    Thanked
    1,250
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    I wasn't able to cope with floradix because the taste made me throw up, but I'm 38 weeks and doing fine with Ferro grad C. I haven't been constipated yet but I do eat a fair bit of fibre. I've also been seriously exhausted and I'm definitely not a sleepy person by nature, more of a night owl generally.

  11. #8
    headoverfeet's Avatar
    headoverfeet is offline The truth will set you free, but first it will **** you off. -Gloria Steinem
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    18,954
    Thanks
    3,142
    Thanked
    4,892
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    Spatone for iron but it's a bit $ and it tastes gross but it really does work! Also berocca is your friend

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Darwin
    Posts
    299
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    69
    Reviews
    0
    Oh berroca!!! Totally forgot about that!!!

  13. #10
    αληθη's Avatar
    αληθη is offline BH name read as Aleethee
    Winner 2012 - One most likely to be hacked by Nomsie
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2,961
    Thanks
    3,031
    Thanked
    805
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I'm 34 weeks and have a berocca every morning and still need my afternoon nap. I don't even have other kids or work to wear me out just every day stuff makes me sleepy haha


    Sent from my talky stick


 

Similar Threads

  1. Is my HCG level too low??
    By niwanthi in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 22-02-2013, 06:26
  2. HCG Level too high, any one else had high level at 5 weeks
    By vicki1 in forum Pregnancy Tests & Help / Support with Results
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 10-01-2013, 16:28
  3. Day 7 - Total Exhaustion
    By LoveLivesHere in forum anewme
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29-10-2012, 20:36

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
The Health Hub
Give a new mum a fitness boost for Christmas & New Year. Studio-based, small group training sessions - cardio, strength, core, Pilates & boxing. Choice of 16 hrs per week, flexible-arrival feature - bubs & kids welcome! Gift vouchers available.
featured supporter
KindyROO
KindyROO offers activities for babies & toddlers in a fun learning centre, focussing on developmental education. Classes are available at three Brisbane and two Gold Coast locations. Enrol today & help your child to reach their full potential. Visit the website to find out more.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!