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Is it normal to be constantly tired while pregnant?

Is it normal to be constantly tired while pregnant?

Yes: Feeling fatigued during pregnancy is common, especially in the 1st and 3rd trimesters. Although many women have more energy mid-pregnancy that is not always the case. Before accepting constant fatigue as normal, you should discuss with your caregiver and make sure medical conditions such as anemia, thyroid disease, and diabetes have been ruled out and that you are eating and sleeping optimally. ...Read more

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Is it normal to be constantly tired in pregnancy?

Is it normal to be constantly tired in pregnancy?

No: Fatigue can be one of the early signs of pregnancy. However, persistent or profound "tiredness" or drowsiness can suggest other conditions like anemia, sleep deprivation, etc. Women with constant fatigue should keep a sleep and wake diary, noting their activity, quality of sleep, what they ate, etc. And show it to OB providers. ...Read more

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I am constantly tired, nauseous, gaining weight and not pregnant. My cycle has changed in the last year from normal to normal for missing one every 5 months. Can't get answers from my dr's, any idea?

I am constantly tired, nauseous, gaining weight and not pregnant. My cycle has changed in the last year from normal to normal for missing one every 5 months. Can't get answers from my dr's, any idea?

Don't give up!: The symptoms u mention could b accountable 4 hypothyroidism but this is a "could be" only, not a diagnosis, just a possibility. Pls go back 2 ur gp, get a new medical check up + labs w/u including thyroid fx panel. Then, once u have the results of ur general medical check-up, pls make an appt w/ur ob/gyn. Once medically cleared, u may have depression that can b treated 2. Hope u'll b better soon! ...Read more

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17 weeks pregnant.Diarreah, increased nausea, constant urination, overly tired all the time. Is this normal?

17 weeks pregnant.Diarreah, increased nausea, constant urination, overly tired all the time. Is this normal?

Pregnancy: Nope. This is not normal. You have a significant complication or are ill. Please contact your OB urgently. ...Read more

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29 weeks pregnant, i feel like i'm having hot flashes, i feel constantly hot and irritable and fatigue. Is this normal?

29 weeks pregnant, i feel like i'm having hot flashes, i feel constantly hot and irritable and fatigue. Is this normal?

Afraid so: If u r feeling like a "crabby patty" and not glowing with happiness during pregnancy, that would not be terribly unusual. Hormones are robust and hot flushes are pretty uncomfortable for many women. Hang in there. Discuss your symptoms with your ob. Be good to yourself. ...Read more

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9 mos pregnant. Blood pressure and sugar normal. Feeling constantly tired, off balance and slightly dizzy. Just all around bad. Normal?

9 mos pregnant. Blood pressure and sugar normal. Feeling constantly tired, off balance and slightly dizzy. Just all around bad. Normal?

Maybe: It is possible you just need to keep well hydrated and are just feeling the effects of a child soon to be born. If you are feeling bad, and different than how you have been feeling, call your doctor. ...Read more

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I don't have any sign of pregnant but im too tired than normal.?

I don't have any sign of pregnant but im too tired than normal.?

See a doctor: You should see a doctor to find out the cause. I also recommend to get a pregnancy test to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks and 3days pregnant and I'm so tired is that normal?

I'm 10 weeks and 3days pregnant and I'm so tired is that normal?

Joys of Pregnancy: Your body is going through massive hormonal changes and putting a great deal of energy into growing a child within. So yes, being very tired through parts of a pregnancy is completely normal. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel extremely tired in pregnancy?

Is it normal to feel extremely tired in pregnancy?

Yes: During the first trimester, women may feel extremely fatigued as they are experiencing hormonal changes related to the pregnancy. During the second trimester, most women have increase in energy and during the third trimester, fatigue may return as women sleep less because your body will experience the most change during this time. Always check with your doctor for anemia or other conditions. ...Read more

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Hi I am 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I am extremely tired, is this normal?

Hi I am 23 weeks and 3 days pregnant. I am extremely tired, is this normal?

Fatigue: Tiredness is often a normal symptom of pregnancy. Insure you have a good diet and are taking your pre natal vitamins. See your doctor and be checked. Your doctor may want to check your blood count, iron level and your thyroid function. ...Read more

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I'm 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant, and I'm feeling tired mostly always, I have two smaller children too,but I'm tired most time is it normal ?

I'm 27 weeks and 4 days pregnant, and I'm feeling tired mostly always, I have two smaller children too,but I'm tired most time is it normal ?

Yeppers: Total bummer trying to be a mom with 2 little ones and one on the way. When you're pregnant, your blood volume increases, so the serum to red blood cell ratio drops a little. Translation: a functional anemia. You might have sleep apnea as well if you are overweight on top of being pregnant. What is your Mallampati score (look up diagram) & do you snore? Get a sleep study. CPAP may help. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks pregnant and super tired, is that normal?

I'm 7 weeks pregnant and super tired, is that normal?

Yes: Pregnancy in some women is like the "flu". It is often a tip of that one is pregnant, especially young and first time pregnancies. However, never say never. You could have other illnesses with your pregnancy. If you have fever or other worrisome symptoms, you should call and discuss with your pcp/obstetrician or be seen. ...Read more

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What can I do to manage constant fatigue in pregnancy?

What can I do to manage constant fatigue in pregnancy?

Rest and exercise: Sounds contradictory but regular exercise and appropriate sleep and rest can really combat fatigue. ...Read more

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I'm 25+ weeks pregnant and I've been becoming more tired than normal should I be concerned ?

I'm 25+ weeks pregnant and I've been becoming more tired than normal should I be concerned ?

See obstetrician : while increased fatigue is common in pregnancy, other problems such as iron or vitamin deficiencies or anemia can be a factor so you need to have those issues evaluated ...Read more

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I'm 6 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child.im extremely tired, all day long.didnt have this with my others. Is this normal?

I'm 6 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child.im extremely tired, all day long.didnt have this with my others. Is this normal?

Feeling tired : perfectly normal during the pregnancy . Make sure you eating healthy and drinking enough . When you visit your doctor get your blood counts . ...Read more

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Im constantly nauseous and tired. I have lost a lot of weight too. No matter what i do. Eat or not eat. I am sick. I am not pregnant either.

Im constantly nauseous and tired. I have lost a lot of weight too. No matter what i do. Eat or not eat. I am sick. I am not pregnant either.

Unexplained wt loss!: You sound sick, for sure! Time to get checked to find out what is going on, since there are many possibilities. Get seen this week, you've been ill long enough. Stop any new supplements or over the counter meds. Avoid these artificial sweeteners Splenda (sucralose) and sorbitol (gummy candies, sugar free gums and breath mints), which cause a lot of stomach problems in many. Don't wait! ...Read more

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I am 34w pregnant, often cramps since 30w. Usually when tired, from sit down to stand up. Sometimes until difficult to walk. Is that normal??

I am 34w pregnant, often cramps since 30w. Usually when tired, from sit down to stand up.  Sometimes until difficult to walk. Is that normal??

A pregnant refrain: This is the refrain of every woman who has been pregnant throughout the universe, so talk to your treating OB MD and make sure there is nothing else medically wrong with the pregnancy. ...Read more

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37 weeks pregnant & tired. Is this normal?

37 weeks pregnant & tired. Is this normal?

Sure is!: You are carrying and feeding a rapidly growing human being inside you! in addition, moms usuually become somewhat anemic during the latter stages of pregnancy, so this leads to easier fatigue as well. This is your body's way of trying to get you to slow down and rest up before labor starts and you have a newborn to care for. Listen to your body and get extra rest. ...Read more

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14 weeks and4 ;days pregnant and am feeling of having fever is this normal and fatigue?

14  weeks and4 ;days pregnant and am feeling of having fever is this normal and fatigue?

Unclear: Would check with you ob. If you are having fever the cause should be i investigated. ...Read more