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25/09/2017 at 13:42
Hi, I feel ridiculous for writing this but I'm about 8 weeks pregnant and feeling completely overwhelmed. I feel really tired and useless all the time, I've had a few sick days off work due to feeling dizzy and nauseous and I have been sick a few times but luckily not everyday. Im also struggling to get into work on time, especially if I don't get a good nights sleep and feeling sick in the mornings. I don't get paid when I have time off work and my husband has been absolutely fantastic, but I know he is obviously worrying about the money situation. And work have been supportive but I know it must be frustrating for them when I say I'm either not going to be in or late pretty much everyday. And when I am at work I am not productive at all, I spend the majority of the time trying to not be sick. I have always been a headache sufferer and they have still continued into pregnancy, I am having to take a paracetmol pretty much everyday and I know people say it's fine, but every day can't be a good thing for the baby! I don't believe I am a strong person, and when i got pregnant I wanted to turn over a new leaf and show people I could be a motivated person and get through this, but honestly I just feel crap all the time and I worry if I can't cope with this sickness in the first trimester, how will I even cope when a new little life comes into this world. I have no energy or motivation to even carry out simple household chores so I feel like a bad wife, even though my husband is amazing and does so much around the house. I don't even know the point of this post, I just feel like I'm a let down and needed to get stuff off my chest.
25/09/2017 at 14:10
you are not alone at all, I often had days where I really thought I couldn't do it, the sickness was all day every day for me up to 16 weeks. My husband was also a great support, he did all the cooking and cleaning to help me out as much as he could, Its a team effort you shouldn't feel guilty. As for work its fine its the last thing you should be worrying about, although I understand it must be a strain if you are only entitled to statutory sick pay. I work in HR and part of our maternity risk assessment for our ladies includes role adjustments which includes temporary change of hours, no lifting, regular rest breaks etc. Sickness absence related to pregnancy is expected. Try and stay positive, it doesn't last forever and as everyone told me it will all be worth it in the end. I am now nearly 22 weeks and feel fine apart from the bad back now and then.
I found chewing gum really helped me if that helps, hope it gets better for you soon. xx
25/09/2017 at 17:18
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