One of the most common symptoms is fatigue during pregnancy. This is mainly because your body is allocating a lot of energy to your baby’s growth. Therefore, it is normal that the more your baby grows, the more fatigue increases. Many moms ask ourselves what we can do to feel more energized? The answer is that although it is very difficult to disappear completely, you can make certain changes in your routine so that it decreases. It is important that you do not force your body too much, so if you feel tired, give yourself some time to relax and rest.
Here are some tips so you can handle fatigue in pregnancy:
Eat properly: It does not mean eating too much but eating healthy and balanced. Eat high-calorie foods and carbohydrates, such as nuts, peanut butter, and cheese. Complement them with fresh vegetables and fruits. Also, try to eat several times a day in small portions.
Sleep eight hours at night: Even if you are not sleepy, it is important that you try to sleep 8 hours in a row at night. Maybe it’s impossible because you have to get up to go to the bathroom but make an attempt. If you can take a nap in the afternoon, then it is much better. Sleeping well will help you feel more rested.
Ask for help: Do not try to be the superwoman at this stage of your life. If you do not feel able to perform all the activities, you usually do, ask for help from your partner, family, and friends. They will understand your situation and will be happy to help you.
Exercise: You can do light exercises, which will help you to activate and rest better at night. Do not try to force your body because that will only aggravate fatigue. We recommend you practice yoga or prenatal swimming.
Take a time: If you are tired, the best remedy will be to rest and relax. Create a space for relaxation: you can meditate, take a hot bath or ask your partner to give you a message; You can also sit down to read or listen to music. The important thing is that you disconnect from the world for a few minutes.
Avoid stress: Avoid stressful situations or make a plan to relax. Stress increases fatigue and is also harmful to your baby. If you tend to stress, yoga or meditation classes can be a good option to relax.
Stay hydrated: It takes a lot of water throughout the day, besides it is vital that you are hydrated, it will help you manage fatigue in pregnancy. Avoid drinks with caffeine and sweetened.
In case you feel that fatigue dominates you, even after following these tips, we recommend you go to your doctor to rule out anemia or some other disease.