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In the beginning, pregnancy can also lower your blood pressure and blood sugar, which can make you feel tired. But a lack of sleep can cause your blood sugar levels to rise, increasing the risk for. Third Trimester Fatigue.

In late pregnancy, you will most likely begin to feel tired again. At this point you will be carrying extra weight from the baby, maybe having trouble sleeping, and dealing with frequent urination more often. The following are a list of ways to cope with the fatigue you may be experiencing. Yes, fatigue is especially common during the first trimester, and the condition tends to return in late pregnancy.

No one knows for sure what causes fatigue in early pregnancy, but it’s possible that hormonal changes – like the dramatic rise in progesterone – are at least partly responsible. For many women, exhaustion is one of the first signs of pregnancy, and they constantly feel tired. Not to get too scientific on you, but we’re about to get more scientific on you: This extreme fatigue you feel in early pregnancy is not in your head, so don’t fight it.

It’s caused by hormonal changes, and the fact your body is producing more blood to give your growing baby the nutrients they need. To put it simply, you are exhausted all the time. You might feel like you can simply take a nap most of the day. Sure, you have little spurts of energy, but often times it is quickly followed up with instant exhaustion.

Pregnancy Fatigue Tip #1 – “Rest up. During pregnancy you may wonder whether your baby’s movements mean that they’re awake and aware. There is awareness, but in reality, your baby spends most of their time in the womb doing something. An umbilical hernia in pregnancy is rare, but it does happen.

Usually, treatment can wait until after delivery, but if you do need treatment while pregnant, it’s safe for you and baby. Extreme fatigue Feeling tired all of a sudden even though you got plenty of sleep? Well, your body is going through a lot of hormone changes right after you conceive, and it’s forming all those new cells, so feeling tired makes total sense. Totally normal to be tired!

You’re in the third trimester, pregnant with twins and have a demanding job! I’m in the health field and was put on leave at 26 weeks (I’m in Canada and it’s relatively common here to stop at that time). I’m amazed at women who can keep working late into their twin pregnancy.

Even though it’s frustrating, being tired is actually a good sign, since (like nausea) it indicates that your pregnancy hormones are circulating and your body is hard at work helping your baby.

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When I’d found out I was pregnant, I said I’d never complain—but I’d never been so tired!

“What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman” by Danielle Crittenden
from What Our Mothers Didn’t Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman
by Danielle Crittenden
Simon & Schuster, 2009

My second pregnancy made me feel perpetually tired.

“He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God” by Priscilla Shirer
from He Speaks to Me: Preparing to Hear the Voice of God
by Priscilla Shirer
Moody Publishers, 2007

After spending weeks of coping with morning sickness, swollen breasts, and overwhelming fatigue—all the joys of early pregnancy!—you wake up one morning to discover that all your pregnancy symptoms have disappeared.

“The Mother of All Pregnancy Books: An All-Canadian Guide to Conception, Birth and Everything in Between” by Ann Douglas
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by Ann Douglas
Wiley, 2009

Pregnant Woman Fatigue reflects the significant physical and emotional changes occurring in the pregnant woman.

“Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book” by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
from Health Promotion Throughout the Life Span E-Book
by Carole Lium Edelman, Carol Lynn Mandle, Elizabeth C. Kudzma
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2017

Happily, the worst of pregnancy fatigue should pass by the fourth month (though exhaustion will probably return in the last trimester).

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Fatigue is a normal occurrence during pregnancy.

“Saunders Q&A Review for the NCLEX-RN® Examination E-Book” by Linda Anne Silvestri
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by Linda Anne Silvestri
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Or that I would be full of energy in that second trimester (I was actually tired the whole way through the pregnancy).

“Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments” by Emily Jensen, Laura Wifler
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by Emily Jensen, Laura Wifler
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Most women feel tired at some time in pregnancy.

“Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth” by Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
from Our Bodies, Ourselves: Pregnancy and Birth
by Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Judy Norsigian
Atria Books, 2008

Months later, during my pregnancy, I was naturally tired more often than I usually was.

“Out of the Attic” by V.C. Andrews
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During the first trimester, it may not be apparent to other people that the woman is pregnant, but changes in the level of her hormones can cause fatigue, breast tenderness, and morning sickness, a nausea that often subsides as the day progresses.

“Child Development From Infancy to Adolescence: An Active Learning Approach” by Laura E. Levine, Joyce Munsch
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by Laura E. Levine, Joyce Munsch
SAGE Publications, 2014

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  • I’m 4 weeks pregnant and the fatigue is real even if I get 8 hours of sleep at work and driving I drift off I cant drink caffeine what can I do to fight it off ����

  • I’m struggling with this so bad. I went through cancer last year and needed 6 months of chemo, plus I work nights (NICU nurse). Then, surprise surprise I’m now pregnant! Which is very exciting but I literally don’t have the energy to do anything now. Looking forward to hopefully feeling better in the second trimester.

  • 5wks pregnant today. Very tired, sleeping a lot. 7-8 hrs at night, and a couple 2hr naps in the day. Still ready for bed after that. Nausea upon waking from any sleep, moving very slow.

  • I found your video searching to see if this tiredness was normal. I literally feel like heavy weight walking around. I could have slept for 10 hours really good and get up, eat something, and within two hours I will feel tired again. Naps are a regular thing. I feel exhausted and I am not used to this lol. I feel uncomfortable at times. Just like an underlying uncomfortableness and I cant put my finger on why.. probably blood pressure.
    Thank you for the video!

  • Second cycle trying to conceive baby #2. I had some serious fatigue with my first baby pretty early on. That second trimester definitely was the glory days in terms of feeling great!

  • I just got my BFP last night…I’m almost 40…Yikes! I’m really tired, a lot…ALREADY! Praying for a healthy pregnancy and baby.

  • I’m 4 months pregnant and now the fatigue has set in. It feels like I’m drugged up. I have been sitting around all day, tried to do the dishes and I’m wiped out. I had chipotle for lunch, I’m wondering if it’s the food I’m eating? I eat pretty clean.

  • The first trimester felt like having Mono. Second was great. I’m 29 weeks now and exhausted again. On top of just generally burning out after two hours of doing anything, I can’t get comfortable, I have heartburn, and he kicks all the time

  • I’ve just hit 6 weeks and I am EXHAUSTED. Just started this week. It literally feels like I’m a zombie or something. It sucks because I have 2 small kids and its hard to get up and care for them while I’m feeling this way.

  • Ginger Everything
    Cold Ice Water
    Soups: chicken noodle, potatoe
    Fruits: grapes, watermelon,cantaloupe
    Peppermint Candy, Mint Gumb,
    Stay hydrated: lots of Water
    Other: beans, potatoes mashed or tots.

    No Acid and caffine: soda, certain teas, tomatoes,

  • I’m extremely tired �� no energy at all… I have to drag myself around I’m starting to think I may need stronger vitamins… my heart keeps beating fast like I’m running a mile… I feel like throwing up I hope this changes soon I’m only 6 weeks

  • Extremely tired, constanly having to drag myself to go places & to get things done around the house. No appetite & ill catch myself sometimes nauseated & feeling like throwing up! Honestly dont want to take a test because they’ve always came back negative. Plus im still bleeding lightly

  • Hi there!☺️ Could I please ask for some help, has anyone else felt this way? I have felt so tired & sick lately. I wake up feeling dehydrated, and even when I drink water it just feels like it’s not enough and I still feel drained. I could go to sleep at 8 or 9pm and wake up at 10am. I constantly feel dizzy and light headed to where it is a daily struggle for me now, to where I feel like I could even pass out sometimes. I have felt a bit nauseous every once in awhile but not that bad. The hot flashes have been intense though. I’ve just felt really off lately mostly bc of the intense dizziness and light headedness. I was supposed to start my period 3 days ago today but still nothing yet.

  • Eyes feel heavy and tired but then when I lay down to try to go to sleep I cant fall asleep! No BFP yet testing on friday. But could this be a symptom?

  • How every other lady is managing her pregnancy?? M so tired it’s my 8th week. M hungry but can’t eat anything every smell is horrible for me, even I can’t wear my jacket bcuz of it’s leather smell. What I have to do? need good suggestions

  • I don’t know what to do. My husband wants to go on dates and take me out since he found out. I guess his was of spoiling me lol. But I’m to sleepy to get out to bed. I feel so heavy and weighed down. And when I ask my mom about it she says I need to shake off this lazy habit. But I literally feel like I can’t help it. It’s to the point when I feel like crying when I have to get out of bed because I’m so sleepy. No one seems to understand this

  • TTC for 9 months now! Hubby and I are feeling very good about this month and I got a peak ovulation result on my test this month!:) In the dreaded TTW now!

  • iam 3 dpo and i feel like i’ve been hit by a bus.. i never had this symptom ever but iam also on duphaston so i dont know if thats the cause or not

  • I found this video for 1: I can’t stay awake for more than a few hours. And 2: I’m trying to find a video that explains to my S/o that I’m not being “lazy”

  • Hi I’m tired, sleepy and nauseous. I think I am implanting because I have bloating, gas and period like pain. 1st nov (today is 4th )we baby danced and it’s a little early but I feel pregnant ���� exiting!

  • I’m 23 weeks and I’ve been more tired than ever for the past few weeks. I need a DAILY nap of about 2 hours or so every day. Even if I have a good night sleep. I’m a little scared of what the doc could tell me tbh:/

  • I found out I was pregnant at 5 weeks 1 day. The reason I took a test was because I was already feeling some symptoms. (Mind youI have never been pregnant before so I did not know what to expect.) Anyway, I was smelling smells that I normally do not smell, and I was extremely irritable. Plus I was actually tracking my ovulation before I found out I was pregnant and the test line continued to stay a whopping positive for about 3 days. I knew that could not be right because after you ovulate the line is suppose to fade away RIGHT? I am no expert. So, I took the pregnancy test and I am pregnant!:) Right now I am 7 weeks pregnant and I am so so so tired. I feel no motivation to do anything. My mind wants to exercise some like go for a walk but my body says NO!!! Surprisingly I have had mild nausea and heartburn. (Knock on wood lol.) I also have experienced some pressure down there in my lower abdomen and it is not cramps per say, it is just like hard to explain especially since I have never experienced this before. And it does not last for long. I had backaches during the 5th and 6th week and not so much this week thank God!! TMI but my boobs are sore, bigger, and the veins are showing more now. My appetite is off the chain! I have to dial it back if you know what I mean. I have a lot more saliva in my mouth but my lips are always dry. Go figure!! My emotions are all over the place. Most days I am alright and other days I cry about every little thing. I am sorry for the novel I just wanted to share my story.

  • I am feeling very tired and sleepy. I am 8 weeks pregnant and i live with my in laws and i have to do chores so now i am tired i am doing much chores my mother in law is very upset

  • I am 4dpo and Im soooo tired. I wanted to take a pregnancy test but I know it’s too early to tell. I don’t want to waste a $20 test lol. But I experienced being really dizzy for a minute last nite and then I became exhausted out of nowhere around 11pm.

  • I’m 11 weeks and the fatigue is painful. I work full time at a very busy vet clinic where I rarely get my lunch breaks or a chance to grab a quick snack. Coming home in the evenings I almost need to crawl to my house. Showering and housework have become such an impossible chore �� Showering in the morning is a no go because I have such bad morning sickness. Am I the only stinky exhausted mom to be?

  • I cnt stop crying coz fatigue nasea and goosebumps are there
    And i cnt stand loud voice
    And smell too
    Even tablets my doc given arent helping��im extremely tired i cnt stand to cook but i hv too��
    Luckily after this lockdown im gonna go to my mum dads house…and will be there till pregamcy over

  • I’m just 4 weeks but I’m having this fatigue, don’t feel like eating anything, I have serious stomach ache and diarrhea. Any idvice please, I am in my first year of college and can’t sit waiting to feel better! What should I do to feel much stronger??

  • 1st day of missed period have not taken a pt yet but I am so so tired, it’s hard to keep my eyes open and I want to go to bed at like 8pm and wake up at like 9 A.m

  • I’m E X H A U S T E D! Even my fiancé has taken notice. I still haven’t gotten my BFP but my boobs are a dead giveaway for me right now. �� besides missing my period 2 weeks ago. I’m sooooo tired everyday.

  • Just started my second trimester 3 months n two weeks and i still have no energy..as i get to work i feel tired and wanna sleep…i just wanna get over this.no morning sickness n bad feeling now just spitting n when i brush my teeth i vomit alot

  • Almost 6 weeks with baby #3, fatigue has DEFINITELY hit this week�� my Progesterone was low, so my Dr. put me on the oral progesterone…. sooo bloated and think it made the fatigue worse lol.

  • I’m 37 TTC and I’m 2 days late for AF. And the last 3 days I have been just flat out exhausted. I’ve spent almost this entire weekend napping. I remember feeling this tired when I was about 12 weeks along with my daughter. That was my first trimester but def not this early. I don’t remember fatigue being an early pregnancy sign so I’m just trying to figure out why I’m so spent all of a sudden.

  • Am extremely tired most of the times…..it’s comforting to know what it’s normal nd the majority of expecting mothers experience it

  • I am 41 and 4 weeks pregnant for my third baby. I feel so good. No tiredness or nausea. Hope to be this nice for the rest of the pregnancy.
    Love to you all

  • 16 weeks pregnant this week but in my first trimester I could barely get out of the bed. I was so dizzy and felt so weak. I have never felt exhaustion like that before

  • I’m in my first trimester and I had my blood work done and I’m fine. But OMG I feel like there is LEAD IN MY SHOES! Up until I was pregnant I was walking the dog about an hour and a half a day now when I walk her 45 minutes I feel like I’m walking her through a swamp and my legs are being pulled down… ugh

  • I’m 10 week and I cannot function anymore. I want to sleep all day and even going in the kitchen to eat is a struggle. Really I hope it calm soon.

  • my last pregnancy was amazing. This one is so difficult but almost over. Hope ladies understand every pregnancy is different and it will all be worth it.

  • I’m 18 weeks and very fatigued. Could this also be from the baby growing and taking some of my nutrients, etc? I’m taking my multivitamins (double), folic acid and iron. For the most part, eating healthy aside from the occasional sweet or salty cravings. I’ll talk to my doctor when I go in a couple of week but just thought maybe this could be part of it?

  • You’re absolutely awesome. Do you ever coupon for your groceries? What stores do you usually shop at? Hopefully you can do some in store grocery videos showing how you shop

  • I’m 28 weeks and the tiredness is coming on strong, and I have to work, but my team is not allowing me to do as much. I don’t know if it’s because of this fall weather, me just relaxing, or eating extra… I have found myself eating more than I normally would within the last week or so, but I definitely is feeling very tired.

  • I am in my second trimester and I am very fatigue and my body pains a lot. I am extremely hungry and I am walking and want to be active but I easily get tired and feel pain in my legs even if I walk for 20 minutes.