Pregnancy, first trimester exhaustion

betti911 Forumite Posts: 819
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I am 8 weeks pregnant with my second baby and finding myself absolutely exhausted all the time. It's not been the easiest pregnancy so far. I was taken into hospital last week for a scan for a suspected ectopic pregnancy due to sickness, stomach upset and tummy pains but thank goodness everything was okay.

Since last week I have been suffering from what I can only describe as extreme exhaustion. I can hardly get out of bed for more than a couple of hours and am struggling to manage basic household tasks. I have been signed off work for a week with the assurance that I can go back for another line at the end of this week. My mum is helping out lots with my other little one at the moment and my husband is being there when he can but is not the most empathetic at the best of times.

I wonder if anyone else suffered similar symptoms at this stage and if so do you have any advice? I really want to get back to normal. I am starting to feel v angry and frustrated with myself.
Jan 1st 07 Car loan £4830.46@12% Personal Loan £11,517@8% variable Overdraft £1500 July 2009Halifax-£0Debt free date 14th July 2009 :j


  • msb5262
    msb5262 Forumite Posts: 1,619
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    Hi betti,
    Sorry you're feeling so rough. There is a dedicated thread for people in your position...head over to and I think you will find support, sympathy and wisdom. Hope things improve for you as the days pass.
    Best wishes
  • x_missymoo_x
    x_missymoo_x Forumite Posts: 484 Forumite
    Agree with msb - come and join us in the less than 12 weeks thread, betti. We are a supportive bunch, many of whom just have each other at this time because it's too early to tell anyone else! Guaranteed you will find someone who feels the same as you and who can offer some support.

    Hope to see you there x
  • lilmissreading
    lilmissreading Forumite Posts: 713 Forumite
    betti - I spent 2 months going to work, coming home and sleeping, waking up for dinner and going back to sleep. That was with no other child/ren to worry about and by good luck I had booked some leave (before knowing i was pg) to work 3 and 4 day weeks during feb and march. I did nothing at weekends except lseep (again no other small person demanding attention, well other than DH :p)
    Met DH to be 2010
    Moved in and engaged 2011
    Married 2012
    Bought a house 2013
    Expecting our first 2014 :T
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