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kerrie - January 1st, 2005 6:40 AM

hi im 38wks pregnant and for the past week or so iv been wakeing up in the night wet through from sweat this is my 4 th baby and iv never had this before its rearly starting to do my head in im having to sleep on top of my bed with a pillow inbetween my legs , does anyone else have this problem and is there anything i can do about it ? could it be down to the increase in bloode in my system as iv come to the end of my pregnancy? i would be glad of any help or idears .


Anon - January 1st, 2005 1:26 PM

I have the same problem. ( i am only 32 weeks ) Even though it's winter outside lol. I have to turn on the fan in our bedroom and sleep with a pillow between my legs to get any kind of sleep at all. We keep the heater off at night and sometimes I freeze my hubby out but I am hot ALL the time and if he wants any kind of sleep he will let me keep that fan on or else i am tossing and turning and sweating all night.


Kris - January 6th, 2005 10:08 AM

I have the same thing too. I am 28 weeks pregnant, and almost every single night I have to get up in the middle of the night and change my nightgown because it is soaked from night sweats. It is completely normal though. It is caused by increase blood flow.


jamie - January 11th, 2005 12:46 PM

i get so hot at night i can't even use the blanket and i always used to cover up.i get so thirsty at night to and then i have to suffer the consequences of peeing every hour....not sleeping at all lately.


mariah - February 6th, 2005 6:50 AM

I'm at 27 weeks and have just starting experiencing the night sweats over the past 2 weeks. I was beginning to wonder if something was wrong with me! This is my 2nd pregnancy and I didn't experience it with the first. i called my mom though, since she's a nurse and could call labor and delivery, and they said it's normal.


Lashana - February 7th, 2005 11:58 AM

I'm only 4 weeks and 4 days pregnant and already suffering from night sweats. I have had two already just this week. I am worried, is it normal to go through this so early in pregnancy? Thanks for your help!


anon 2 - February 9th, 2005 11:03 PM

I am so happy to hear this is not uncommon. I am 30 weeks and I have been having night sweats for several months now. I had just about convinced myself I was either crazy or had lymphoma (pregnancy makes you scared of everything).


Christine - February 23rd, 2005 9:06 AM

Sweating gla__s fulls at night and only 5 weeks. Wearing synthetic PJs such as nylon/poly blends prevent the absorption into the material and help you from waking up wet. Same concept for work out clothes. It won't help your wet hair or pillow but at least it will do something. If will help if you can find a blanket made of synthetic fiber as well. Works like a charm!


Kelly - February 26th, 2005 1:15 PM

I'm at 16 weeks pregnant with my first child, and have been having almost nightly "night sweats" since the second month or so of pregnancy. Having decided that this is just how it's going to be, I don't let it concern me anymore. They happen anytime (sometimes twice in one night), between 2am and 5am, and I usually wake up, at least briefly, because of it. It happens no matter how much I'm wearing or not. Because it's so regular, I just figure it's a metabolism change, because of the pregnancy. I know that post-partum night sweating is very normal. Guess I'm just one of the lucky ones to get a few extra bonus months.


Cyndi - February 26th, 2005 3:08 PM

I am 21 weeks pregnant and have been waking up in the middle of the night completely soaked. I have an appointment with my Dr. in 4 days and I will ask him what's going on. I hope it's not diabetes or something really serious! I really can't handle this right now and I haven't ever experienced this before with my other 2 pregnancies!


NS - March 2nd, 2005 10:45 AM

I am 10 weeks along and have had several episodes of night sweats. My husband calls me a radiator because my skin is so hot.I a__sumed they occurred because I am 40.


Brian - March 16th, 2005 12:45 AM

This is rea__suring to see night sweats are common. Just to be safe though, my wife is going to have a TSH test to check for hypothyroidism / hyperthyroidism. Since the symptoms resemble a typical pregnancy, I don't know why a TSH test isn't standard during pregnancy.


jocelyn - March 17th, 2005 4:20 PM

I have the same problem, but I bought a cool mist humidifier and it helps loads since the air is quite dry here. So it should basically work the opposite if your house is humid, just get a dehumidifier. You wouldn't believe the difference. All of my friends and family swear by it. Hopefully this helps someone.


ariana - March 18th, 2005 11:06 PM

I also experienced this during my pregnancy, i thought something was wrong cuz the room would be cold but id wake up cuz i was sweating, docs told me its normal, i had a healthy beautiful baby girl 2 months ago


rachelglutz@yahoo.com - April 6th, 2005 1:52 PM

Thank goodness I'm not alone! I am only 5 and 1/2 weeks along with my second child and this whole "night sweats" thing is entirely new to me. This never happened with my first baby. I used to wake up overheated and nauseated during my last trimester, even though it was winter, but never soaking wet with sweat like this time around. This is crazy, but since I'm not alone, I won't worry about it anymore :))) I wake up about twice a night just dripping wet, my bed soaked, and this makes me COLD because it's only early spring right now. Thanks for the info about synthetic material - I've been using all cotton, so I'll give that a try. Sleeping naked doesn't work for me, just in case anybody else was contemplating that idea!!!


Atena - October 25th, 2005 1:24 PM

hi, I feel so relieved that I am not the only one who experiences night sweats. I am 31 weeks pregnant and for the past week I've been waking up soaking wet . I get sweaty especially on the chest, back and head. It never happened before I got pregnant and I was so worry that something may be wrong.
Actually, the only thing I am worry about is the body temperature. If the body produces this amount of sweat, the temperature must be high and I keep on reading that high temperature during pregnancy it is dangerous for the baby...I am never awake when the actual sweating occurs, so I can not check my temperature.I always wake up when I get cold .
Does anyone know anything about how night sweats are related to high body temperatures?


Kelly - October 28th, 2005 3:34 PM

I posted, above, about night sweats when I was 16 weeks pregnant. Just following up to say that the labor/birth went fine, and baby is perfect. The sweating (which continued for me almost to the end of pregnancy, and have not occured since) seem to have been just some normal par for the course. [But I'm glad it's over (: ]. Enjoy your babies, everyone!


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