Pregnancy Journals – 23 weeks – day 2 – Sit on the floor tired and pregnant.
I am exercising regularly, eating well and drinking a ton of water, yet… I am still extremely fatigued at 23 weeks pregnant. Walking up one flight of stairs makes me sit on the floor tired. If you’re also extremely exhausted during your second trimester, don’t worry too much. Pregnancy puts a tremendous strain on your body, a stress your body is built for… but none the less it is still a strain. It’s normal for many woman to be fatigued at 23 weeks pregnant, but it’s still worth getting checked out by your doctor or midwife.
Some say that pregnancy fatigue should lessen by your second trimester and not pick up again until later in your pregnancy, but I have to say, I have never met a pregnant woman that would agree with the above statement. Your baby is getting bigger, your carrying around more weight, producing more blood, and your organs are working harder… all these things take energy. The reasons for your tiredness during your second trimester may differ from the first trimester, but there are still a plethora of un-alarming reasons that would cause you to be exhausted.
That being said, if you feel like something isn’t right contact your health care provider. As tired as a flight of stairs makes me, I push through it. I am still gardening, preforming all my household tasks, exercising, working etc., it’s just harder. One thing I have to say I can’t escape is the need for more sleep. Listen to your body, I don’t enough. Take breaks, eat properly, drink water and get as much sleep as you can.
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If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or just curious about pregnancy, follow my pregnancy journey by reading my Pregnancy Journals. This day-by-day diary expresses my pains, feelings and all the embarrassing moments I am going through as pregnant woman. Yes, there are companies that also provide a day-by-day or week-by-week list of pregnancy info or scientific analysis, which is wonderful, but not sufficient for most. As women, we want to know we are not alone and my pregnancy journals will give you that and more. I am a person that is going through the same adventure you are and have before. The truth is, those other companies are providing you with the same information your doctor or midwife will convey to you during your appointments or calls. During my first pregnancy, my male doctor had no insight regarding real ways to handle certain issues. Example of a topic: Lochia. Yes, your doctor or midwife can tell you technically what is happening, but they don’t give you the best/easiest way to deal with it. How long have women been giving birth and even hospitals haven’t been able to figure it out. I did, here is my article: Don’t be ashamed buy some depends. If you are in need of information from a Mom’s perspective, submit questions through my Ask section. I am excited to share my experiences with you!
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