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    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?

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    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.

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    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

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    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.

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    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.

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    Noms, I was coming in to suggest Floradix too, it made such a difference in those last couple of months

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    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.

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    Spatone for iron but it's a bit $ and it tastes gross but it really does work! Also berocca is your friend

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    Oh berroca!!! Totally forgot about that!!!

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    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


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