Pregnant and Sleeping All the Time

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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I am about 6 weeks pregnant and I have had 2 previous children, I am 25 years old and this pregnancy is making me feel twice my age! All I do is sleep and I don't mean the odd nap here and there. In a day I am awake for about 4 hours and I continually feel sick.

I am concerned as my midwife wont see me until im 12 weeks and I've had my scan. I don't even know who she is! Please help me with some tips of what I can do to stop me feeling so exhausted.

ANSWER

Maybe you should get another midwife?

There is a small chance that the scan will show the baby and a sibling :-). Be sure to be taking your prenatal vitamins, even if you have to crush them up in applesauce. Keep sipping water and eating small things all day long.

Good luck!
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.