Tiredness and Low Energy in Pregnancy

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Tiredness and a lack of energy during pregnancy (also known as ‘pregnancy fatigue’) is really common, especially during the first and third trimesters.

Mums-to-be suffering from pregnancy fatigue don’t just feel tired – they’ll feel completely exhausted and sometimes as if they’re on the verge of collapsing.

Hormonal changes, combined with physical adjustments can put a huge strain on the body, lead to a low mood and in the most serious cases, cause feelings of depression.

If you’re concerned about tiredness and a lack of energy during your pregnancy, don’t delay – speak to a doctor today.

Our GPs can offer expert advice on ways to manage your symptoms, provide effective recommendations on combating pregnancy fatigue and if needed, refer you to a specialist for further treatment.

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What Causes Pregnancy Fatigue?

Your body is under immense strain during pregnancy, a huge amount of your energy is taken up by the changes you go through to support your developing baby, including an accelerated metabolism and flood of hormones.

Pregnancy fatigue affects everyone differently, but is most common during the first trimester, when your placenta develops and the third trimester, when the foetus puts increasing demands on your body.

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Treating Tiredness and Low Energy in Pregnancy

There’s a range of ways to combat pregnancy fatigue, including diet and lifestyle changes, as well as a range of effective self-help techniques that can reduce the strain on your body.

In rare cases, a chronic lack of energy can be a symptom of depression, so if you’re concerned about pregnancy fatigue, don’t delay – speak to a doctor today.

Our GPs can provide effective advice on managing tiredness during pregnancy and if needed, refer you on to a specialist for further treatment.

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