Most women struggle with fatigue during pregnancy, especially during the first and third trimesters. During the first trimester, your body is supporting dynamic fetal growth and producing higher levels of progesterone, which 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, the physical demands of carrying a larger fetus, combined with disrupted sleep, can wear you out.
To manage fatigue during pregnancy:
Current as ofSeptember 5, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family MedicineBrian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
Current as of: September 5, 2018
Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Brian O'Brien, MD, FRCPC - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Reproductive Endocrinology
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