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Tiredness And Fatigue During Pregnancy

Tiredness and fatigue during pregnancy

Tiredness is a normal feeling during pregnancy. It's caused by all the work your body's doing to look after your baby and by all the changes taking place in your hormone levels - so make sure you slow down and give yourself plenty of breaks.

How to manage tiredness during pregnancy

It can be tough fighting tiredness during pregnancy – especially in the latter stages. There are a few things you can do to help you feel less tired:

• Taking 20 minutes 'time out' mid morning and mid afternoon could recharge your batteries.

• Putting your feet up could ease any fluid retention and help you relax more.

• If you're tired, a healthy balanced diet is even more important to keep your immunity levels high.

• Iron rich foods, like leafy green vegetables, can boost your energy too.

• Try not to rely on sugary food to get you through the day.

• Take all the offers of help you can get.

• Relax, rent a film, do some on-line shopping – whatever takes your fancy.

• Maybe treat yourself to a day off. You deserve it!