Being tired is part and parcel of being pregnant. There is a lot going on in your body and that little baby (or babies!) is sharing all of those vital nutrients that you take in. It is important to get enough rest and get enough nutrients so support both you and your growing baby.
Provides the foundation for a healthy pregnancy.
Check with your midwife or doctor if concerned about your energy levels.
Check iron levels as anaemia is common in pregnancy and a common cause of low energy levels.
Avoid energy drinks and caffeine. They give short term fixes as your energy level peaks suddenly then drops twice as fast.
Don't smoke or drink alcohol.
Avoid fried food, sugar and artificial additives.
Increase high quality proteins such as lean chicken, fish and tofu.
Drink at least 8 glasses of water or herbal tea a day.
Get regular gentle exercise.
Ensure your calorie intake is meeting your energy needs.
Get enough rest. The work, gardening, chores, shopping can wait.
Eat balanced, healthy small meals frequently.
Take warm rather than hot baths or showers.
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