Tiredness and fatigue during pregnancy

Tiredness and fatigue during pregnancy
Tiredness and fatigue during pregnancy

Tiredness is a normal feeling during pregnancy. It's caused by all the work your body's doing to look after your baby and by all the changes taking place in your hormone levels - so make sure you slow down and give yourself plenty of breaks.

Tiredness and fatigue during pregnancy

How to manage tiredness during pregnancy

It can be tough fighting tiredness during pregnancy – especially in the latter stages. There are a few things you can do to help you feel less tired:

  • Taking 20 minutes 'time out' mid morning and mid afternoon could recharge your batteries.
  • Putting your feet up could ease any fluid retention and help you relax more.
  • If you're tired, a healthy balanced diet is even more important to keep your immunity levels high.
  • Iron rich foods, like leafy green vegetables, can boost your energy too.
  • Try not to rely on sugary food to get you through the day.
  • Take all the offers of help you can get.
  • Relax, rent a film, do some on-line shopping – whatever takes your fancy.
  • Maybe treat yourself to a day off. You deserve it!
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