i know many women feel good in their 2nd and 3rd pregnancy trimester...however...i was ill for about 6 months BIG TIME b4 getting pregnant. (The pregnancy in itself was a miracle given my state). So i was terribly sick the first trimester, along w/ my ill health..but in the 2nd trimester MANY of my symptoms minimized or vanished! i knew that after the birth it would return and sure enough...week by week...my old sick self was returning. I have read alot about many conditions that i feel i may be dealing with (dysautonomia, cfs, candida lyme)...and in the dysautonomia book i had it said that increased BLOOD VOLUME may be the cause of people feeling BETTER in pregnancy (not just hormonal reasons). tHIS makes sense to me as i always feel low blood pressure. It even dropped below 55 during my c-section and i nearly blacked out. Anyhow...i dont know why id get better...but people w/ lyme also say its normal to feel better during pregnancy and i believe people with candida too....so are these problems really one in the SAME.????