Most women struggle with fatigue during pregnancy, especially during
the first and third
trimesters. During the first trimester, your body is
supporting dynamic fetal growth and producing higher levels of
progesterone, which has been linked to increased
tiredness. If you're like many women, you'll feel more energy during most of
your second trimester. Later in pregnancy, though, the physical demands of
carrying a larger fetus, combined with disrupted sleep, can wear you
To manage fatigue during pregnancy:
Try to take frequent rest breaks during the day.
Scale back on nonessential activities and responsibilities.
Get regular exercise—get outside, take walks, keep your blood
moving with your favorite workout. If you don't have your usual energy, don't
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