Most women struggle with feeling very tired when they are pregnant. This tiredness, or fatigue, is most common during the first and thirdtrimesters.
During the first trimester, the fetus is growing quickly. Your body is producing higher levels ofprogesterone. This hormone 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, your body is dealing with the physical demands of carrying a larger fetus. And you probably won't sleep as well. All of this can tire you out.
To manage this fatigue:
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical Reviewer Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical Reviewer Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Current as ofNovember 21, 2017
Current as of:
November 21, 2017
Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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