Why am I so tired?

Tiredness is very common. Tiredness tends to be more of a problem in the first and third trimesters. In the first trimester it is the body getting used to pregnancy while in the third trimester it has to do with being advanced in pregnancy and the body coping with your extra pregnancy size. Most women feel quite good in the second trimester.

 

What can be done?

In the first trimester women may not yet show or may not want people to yet know, and so often will try to be as active as they would be if they were not pregnant. It doesn’t work! You will need to rest more and have some early nights. If the tiredness continues you may need extra help around the house. Your body is saying “slow down”. Listen to it. It always wins! Some will even need to stop working earlier than planned if they are not coping.

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