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Fatigue During Pregnancy

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Fatigue During Pregnancy

  1. 1. By: whattoexpect.com Fatigue During Pregnancy
  2. 2. Exhaustion, tiredness, fatigue — whatever you call it, it's (literally) a drag. Here's what causes pregnancy fatigue and what you can do about it.
  3. 3. What is pregnancy fatigue? Pregnancy’s hard work!Your body’s going into full-work mode to create a life-support system for your growing baby, so it’s normal for you to feel a strain on your energy — especially during the early months.
  4. 4. What causes it? Pregnancy is sort of like climbing a mountain or running a marathon (without having trained), while carrying a backpack that weighs a little more every day — in other words, it's hard work! During the first trimester of pregnancy, a huge amount of energy goes into building a life- support system for your baby (namely the placenta). In the third trimester of pregnancy, fatigue returns as your growing fetus puts more demands on your body — and as sleep becomes more elusive. Also to blame, all that mood upheaval — riding the emotional roller coaster of pregnancy can be exhausting. It's no wonder you're pooped!
  5. 5. Pregnancy Fatigue — What You Need to Know By the end of the first trimester, your body will have completed the Herculean task of manufacturing the placenta and grown a bit more used to the hormonal and emotional changes that have occurred. The second trimester is usually a time of renewed energy, but beware: Fatigue could return with a vengeance in the last trimester.
  6. 6. Pregnancy Fatigue — What You Need to Know By the end of the first trimester, your body will have completed the Herculean task of manufacturing the placenta and grown a bit more used to the hormonal and emotional changes that have occurred. The second trimester is usually a time of renewed energy, but beware: Fatigue could return with a vengeance in the last trimester.

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