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I feel so wrong to say this, but I am honestly sick and tired of being pregnant. I love my baby, but I just wish these next nine weeks would hurry. I'm EXHAUSTED. I am a bad insomniac, and my doctor will not let me take ANYTHING but Benadryl to sleep at night, and that is not working. It doesn't matter how active I am through the day, I still can't sleep. Case in point, today my husband and I went to the mall and walked and walked for hours...can I sleep though? NO. All I want to do all day is cry. I feel awful. Sorry for venting, just wanted someone to listen.
I'm an awful insomniac when I'm not pregnant. It's always ten times worse when I am. I totally feel you! People always tell me to sleep while I can cuz I won't when the baby gets here, but I sleep SO much better when they're actually here because I actually sleep! Hang in there1
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There's nothing wrong with feeling frustrated, going without enough sleep can make you an emotional ball of muckyness.
I would recommend though...maybe you could talk to another doctor about the sleep issue? Because both the doctors in the practice I go to currently plus the one I saw for my last pregnancy let me take Unisom.
My doctor lets me take Unisom or Tylenol PM for my insomnia. I hope you get some sleep soon. Maybe try sleeping somewhere else. I find if my insomnia is acting up, I can always doze off on the couch when I can't in bed.
“First things first, but not necessarily in that order.” The Doctor
I'm right there with you. Most days I just want to cry for wanting this to be over. I know it'll be over soon, but the lack of sleep, pain, bed rest, etc. takes its toll. My Dr. lets me take tylenol pm and when I go into the hospital on bed rest, they prescribe me a sleeping pill to take. Since all their vital organs are formed, and they are just mainly putting on fat, it should be ok. I hope you can sleep soon and feel better.
Madison - 5/19/99
Meagan - 6/20/01
Joshua - 11/02/05
Matthew - 2/17/12 - Born at 33 weeks 5 days
My doc and several others including the perinatologist I saw says that an occasional low-dose Ambien is okay too if you are suffering from severe insomnia. I have been suffering from insomnia/nighttime anxiety for 2 years now (so even before I became pregnant) and I take a very low dose (equal to about 2.5 mg) of it from time to time just to get a few hours of solid sleep. Even the 4 hrs it gives me in solid sleep helps tremendously.
Sorry to hear you are feeling this way. I know EXACTLY how you are feeling.....Insomnia really sucks and I hope you can get some relief soon.
~Wife to Todd~
~Mama to Brandon (11) Carson (9) and Ethan (born 4/3/12)~
~Non-Hodgkins Lymphma Survivor since 2005~
Our Miracle Baby at 11 weeks 4 days....a thumb sucker already?
Here's what is really weird, in December I had a cold and I went to the doctor's office and saw a different doctor than the one I originally see. When I talked to her about taking Unisom, she said it was fine. Then, about a month ago, I talked to my regular ob about it, and he said it was best to avoid it...so obviously they have differing opinions. I guess if one doctor said it was safe, I can take it if I absolutely need to...and I'm getting to where I NEED to lol.
I'm sorry for all of you that are going through something similar. It does suck! And it's no fun being in pain either.
There's a natural pill called Melatonin - it's a substance supposed to be secreted by your body naturally to help you fall asleep. When it doesn't do the job, that's when you have issues falling asleep.
I had to take a few a couple years back when I traveled too much to figure out which time zone I was in.
It helps you fall asleep, but if the problem is staying asleep, then I'd follow all PPs advice. Go to the Dr.
Hey I feel the same way... I would love for this pregnancy to be over but by no means do I want him born to early. Just because you feel that way doesn't make you a bad person/mother it just makes you normal. I mean what man would be ok with being sore, winded, tired, and emotional for this long? I hope your baby comes the second you hit full term.