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Five ways to overcome lack of energy during pregnancy

Feeling low on energy during pregnancy? Don’t worry! Growing a baby can take a toll on your body. It’s a common thing to experience lack of energy during pregnancy. Lack of energy will vary from women to women and from pregnancy to pregnancy. During the first and third trimester it is more common, while during the second trimester it is less common. In the first trimester, lack of energy can be triggered by hormonal changes that happen during pregnancy. Other than this, physical and emotional changes also may lower your energy level and make you feel fatigue.

Some women may still continue to experience a lack of energy while some may notice an increase in energy level as the second trimester approaches. During the second trimester many expecting mothers do the planning to set up the nursery and shop for things the baby may need.

As the third trimester approaches, you will feel more tired and exhausted as the baby is growing and your body is changing. It gets more challenging during the third trimester as you may struggle getting a full night’s sleep.

To counteract lack of energy, here are a few tips that may work for you to feel energetic during pregnancy.

1. Take a nap

You may not be able get a full night’s sleep due to frequent trips to the bathroom and other pregnancy discomforts. Taking a nap can make up for the sleep lost at night by creating the right atmosphere to get optimal quality of sleep.

2. Consume healthy meals

Pregnancy may lower your blood pressure and blood sugar which can make you feel tired. Therefore, by consuming a balanced meal during pregnancy can keep your blood sugar and energy levels balanced. Meals high in nutrients can help combat fatigue.

3. Change your schedule

Limit your activities and say ‘no’ to certain responsibilities. If you’re a working woman, you can ask for extended break timings. Get help from friends and relatives while cleaning your house or hire a maid. You can also practice yoga or pamper yourself by taking a warm bath or asking your partner to give you a massage.

4. Be active

Exercising can have enormous benefits to you and your baby. It can help you beat fatigue during pregnancy, improve your overall fitness, maintain a healthier weight in pregnancy, etc. A daily walk or yoga can be incorporated in your daily regimen. Consult your doctor before beginning a new exercise program during pregnancy or altering your physical activity.

5. Spend time doing what you enjoy

Doing more of what you love during your pregnancy can do wonders and keep your mood uplifted. Play soft calming music whenever you feel fatigue or troubled with thoughts. Try finding solace in small things like watching a movie, a small get together or a picnic, meditation in the morning, a warm bath, or anything that makes you happy.

Overall, pregnancy can be a tiring experience emotionally and physically. Remember you’re not alone in this and many expecting mothers experience lack of energy at some point during their pregnancy. You can follow these tips to help you overcome fatigue.

Make sure you continue to take help and rest as much as possible so that you keep up with growing your baby.

Disclaimer: Indian Health Bureau does not claim any responsibility for the information contained in this article. The information may not hold good for everyone. The post is for general awareness only and should not be construed as a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Please consult your doctor to know what is good for you.



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