Fatigue during pregnancy

Even though fatigue is very common during pregnancy, not all women feel tired with the same intensity. Some might feel slightly drowsy, while others feel the need to sleep all the time. Exhaustion can occur from your baby’s weight to the extra work your body’s doing to nurture {him/her}. Besides, having to constantly wake up at night to use the bathroom, or change positions tampers with your sleep cycles and keeps you from getting a good night’s sleep.

Also, some pregnancy-related symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, back pain and hormonal changes could make you more tired during the day.

Fatigue can also arise from mental tiredness due to constant concern for your baby’s health. Relaxation exercises could help you connect your body and mind and make them work better. Practicing relaxation techniques such as prenatal yoga or any other exercise that helps you clear your mind is highly recommended.

A good massage and getting enough nutrients could help you recover all the lost energy. Fatigue is very common during the first trimester, so save up all activities that require the most energy, such as setting up your baby’s nursery, for the second trimester.

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