:: Yawn:: Oh, hey there, can you tell I am a bit tired? I forgot how much the first trimester of pregnancy can totally wear you out and I am feeling the pregnancy fatigue!
According to WebMD, pregnancy fatigue is a pretty common symptom. Your first instinct to combat the exhaustion may be to add in an extra cup or two of coffee to your day, but since it’s recommended that you limit the caffeine intake, I am not sure that’s the way to go.
I am very early in my second trimester and I am hoping this pregnancy fatigue will ease off soon. It’s been quite the interesting battle and very different from my last pregnancies. I was not working when I was pregnant with my other children and if I felt like I needed a nap at 3 PM in the afternoon, I could take one. Now I have a heavy work-load and I have to leave the house daily to pick up one or two of my kids from school. It’s been interesting and really, I am looking forward to some much-needed energy especially since the kids are off school for the summer.
While pregnancy fatigue seems to be a common symptom of pregnancy, I didn’t want to spend the first 14+ weeks barely able to keep my eyes open. I have found that a few things help increase my energy levels without having to increase my caffeine intake.
Here are 8 ways that I try to beat pregnancy fatigue:
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