Constantly Tired?

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am 8 weeks pregnant and Saturday night at work I got really stressed out and had a nervous breakdown and could not breath. I began to get my breath back and began working again got off work and went home and the only thing I could do was lay in bed and sleep. Later on Sunday I felt really bad my whole body hurt and I could hardly eat or move all I did was sleep. When I woke on Monday morning and tried to get out of bed but felt like I was going to pass out I had no energy all day and just laid in bed and slept again.

Is that normal or should I see my doctor?

ANSWER

The first things I would ask are whether you are drinking your 2 liters of water each day, eating a healthy diet and taking your prenatal vitamins. If the answer to each of these is "yes," then something may not be right, and you should be checked to be sure everything is ok. Good luck!

--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.