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How to Cope with Early Pregnancy Fatigue

By Therealsupermum @TheRealSupermum

How to Cope with Early Pregnancy Fatigue

How to Cope with Early Pregnancy Fatigue

Knowing the signs and causes will help mom’s deal with nutritional depletion

Pregnancy, or bringing a new life into the world, is a wondrous event with some definite lifestyle changes for expectant moms. Fatigue is one symptom that is typical during the first trimester (or three months) of pregnancy and it can also return in late pregnancy when the fetus is large and mom’s joints and back are carrying the brunt.

It’s hard to explain why some expectant moms feel tired before they even start showing and throughout pregnancy—while others feel energetic throughout. Even if mom is taking prenatal vitamins, which should be taken before and during pregnancy and during postnatal lactation (and purchased cheaply online via a Canada Pharmacy), nutritional depletion can still occur and cause a collection of medical complications and symptoms in pregnant women, including:

  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Excess fatigue
  • Insomnia

What can cause fatigue in early pregnancy?

Hormonal changes: Even though the causes are vague, early pregnancy fatigue is often blamed on hormonal changes—particularly the increased progesterone pulsing though a women’s body.

Restless sleep: It’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep if you’re body is changing and you are up urinating frequently. You can’t help but agree if you’ve been pregnant. By nature, because the body is working to sustain two, a pregnant mom requires more sleep than usual.

Morning sickness: Or nausea and vomiting in general can drain and expectant mom of valuable energy.

Nervousness: Anxiety or worry over being pregnant—especially if you’ve had trouble conceiving or suffered a past miscarriage may also deplete your energy and nutrients.

Normal pregnancy drain: From the moment your baby is conceived, he or she requires lots of extra vitamins and minerals to ensure normal development and growth. The placenta supplies vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, oxygen, nutrients, hormones and blood to the baby by taking it from mom’s blood stream. Mothers, even when expecting, are unconditional nurturers when it comes to their unborn child. Their bodies will often switch into survival mode by reserving nutrients for the baby without even being conscious of it.

What can you do to prevent pregnancy fatigue?

As soon as your doctor tells you you’re expecting, he or she should prescribe a prenatal vitamin with the added vitamins and minerals you need. Prenatal vitamins are high in folic acid, which will help prevent congenital abnormalities in your baby. If you are still feeling fatigued and taking prenatal vitamins, talk to your doctor who can supplement your diet with the extra vitamins and minerals you need to stay energized.

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