Did you sleep a lot during your pregnancy?

United States
June 10, 2008 4:13pm CST
When I was pregnant, I would sleep way past noon. At least during the first three months. In fact, I would sleep all day and night, only getting up to go to the bathroom or eat some food. Then, it was back to bed for me. I barely remember the first three months of being pregnant, mainly because I slept them away. Every day it felt as if someone had slipped me a sleeping pill. I could barely keep my eyes open during TV programs or for conversations. I was lucky that I didn't have to drive anywhere at the time. If I'd had other children to take care of during that time, I'd been in a real pickle. Before I got pregnant, I read that some tiredness was normal during the first trimester. But, this was ridiculous! I slept all the time. I couldn't help it. Once the second trimester hit, I was full of energy, so I was able to better take care of myself. Did you sleep a lot when you were pregnant? Or, during your first trimester?
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@ravinskye (8247)
• United States
10 Jun 08
my first pregnancy i was almost through my first trimester before i figured out i was pregnant. but i don't remember sleeping any more than normal. i was still working full time so i didn't have time to sleep lol. then my next two pregnancies i had kids so i didn't get any extra sleep because i had to get up with them.
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• United States
10 Jun 08
Maybe my sleepiness was due to iron deficiency. That was before I went on the prenatal vitamins. I knew almost from the instant the pregnancy happened, cause I was tracking the whole thing and I'm never late. I waited through the weekend and did the test twice. So, I was kind of prepared. I did take regular vitamins, but they didn't have as much iron. If I had it to do all over again, I'd take my prenatals sooner. But, fortunately I was taking folic acid before the pregnancy began and into the first few weeks, so that helped the baby out. Later as the pregnancy progressed, she wouldn't allow me to sleep much. She was a very active baby. Still is! Even though, she's not really a baby anymore.
@eihdra (3116)
• Philippines
13 Jun 08
the whole time I was in bedrest with only bathroom privileges because I had threatened abortion from 1st to 5th month and had to take shots to keep the baby..on the 6th to 9th month I can sit down for a few minutes and that's a luxury for me.. So, what else can I do? I slept most of the time from 1st to 9th month. With this second pregnancy,I don't like to read and watch television. I havent finished one page and It's like I'm being pulled into eternal sleep..My husband used to joke that It's like I was deprived of proper sleep when I wasn't pregnant yet and that's why I was doing it with vengeance.
• United States
4 Jul 08
I know that feeling! Sometimes reading makes me feel so relaxed that I must sleep, too!
@youless (65193)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Jul 08
Yes, I always felt very sleepy when I was pregnant. Sad to say I didn't know it was natural. I just thought there might be something wrong with me. No matter how much I had slept, but it seemed it's not enough. I often felt tired. I love China
@carlaabt (3511)
• United States
4 Jul 08
I worked during my entire pregnancy with Elliott. I worked right up until he was born. The first day I had to call in was the day he was born! lol I did sleep more when I got the chance, though. My husband was on graveyard shift most of the time, and I would sleep while he was at work, then sleep in the mornings after I talked to him for a few minutes. Then I would get up and go to work (around noon most days) and when I got home at a little after 6 pm, I would eat dinner with my husband, and then we would take a nap before he had to go to work! I would be up for 3-4 hours in the evening, but otherwise, if I was at home, I was either eating, getting ready for work, or sleeping.
@williamjisir (22914)
• China
15 Jun 08
Hello dear beauty queen. I could only speak for my wife when she was during her first trimester of being pregnancy. It seems that you are not alone there. But after the first trimester, my wife watched TV quite a few times instead of sitting at the laptop though she did sometimes. Thanks.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
14 Jun 08
I slept so much I actually went to the doctor because I thought I had Mono. I didn't have mono, I had pregnant! lol
@gemini_rose (16208)
14 Jun 08
I did sleep a lot in my pregnancies, but I was unable to sleep a lot in my third and fourth pregnancies. This was due to having the other children and it was hard! I think some sleep more than others, but being pregnant is certainly a tiring experience!
@Gemmygirl1 (2872)
• Australia
13 Jun 08
When i was pregnant with my first (daughter) i slept a fair amount during the 1st trimester, not to extreme but it was tiring. The body is creating a baby so it's working really hard. The 2nd trimester was much better & i had more beans but once i was in the final stages of the pregnancy, i was tired again. I always thought the 3rd trimester was the one i was most tired in. I believe that's when the baby grows the most which i am sure is tiring coz the body has so much work to do in there. Especially during the 3rd trimester, i found myself taking at least 1 Nanna Nap a day - generally in the early afternoon. I am currently pregnant with baby #2 (a boy - due in 3 1/2 weeks) & have found that although an afternoon nap happens every so often, i'm nowhere near as tired this time around as i was last time. I dunno if it's the difference with sexes or just because i have been through it before that i can get over it better but i think i'm coping pretty well this time around - especially with a 2 year old wearing me out all day as well!
@Kaeli72 (1231)
• United States
11 Jun 08
You're supposed to sleep all the time, it's in the rule books! And husband/partners are supposed to take care of all the household chores and shopping! Ok, that's not in the rule books, but it's common knowledge as well as accepted. Don't worry, it will come back at the end of your pregnancy...hehehe...good luck!
@lilybug (21185)
• United States
11 Jun 08
I did not sleep a whole lot when I was pregnant this last time. I was working 10 hours shifts 5 days a week. I was working till midnight and going to pick my son up at the baby sitters, so it was 1 am by the time I got home and I had to be up at 7 am to take him to school. I would go back to bed for a little bit after dropping him off at school, but I have a hard time sleeping during the day.