Pure Exhaustion

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Pure Exhaustion
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Thu, 02-07-2013 - 10:25am

I can't get enough sleep.  I'm tired all the time!  I've even been napping daily which is not like me at all. Will this get better or will I feel this tired my entire pregnancy?  I feel so useless lately!

~ Ashley ~

~ Expecting Our First in SEPTEMBER! ~

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Thu, 02-07-2013 - 11:53am

Hi Ashley,

Fatigure during pregnancy is quite common- and is often one of the first symptoms ladies notice when they become pregnant!  Don't feel bad about not having much energy- growing a baby is hard work! The first trimester is the worst for sure, but you may experience some exhaustion during your entire pregnancy.  It was my experience that not much could be done during that first trimester to help with the exhaustion but there are a few things you can do to help once your pregnancy progresses (because for me, the exhaustion later in pregnancy was due mainly to just not getting enough quality sleep).

Here's a few tips from iVillage that may help you a bit.  Hang in there- it WILL get better! :)

Can't. Stay. Awake. 18 Ways to Beat Pregnancy Fatigue- http://www.ivillage.com/how-beat-pregnancy-fatigue/6-b-331176#331175

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