Most women struggle with feeling very tired when they are pregnant. This tiredness, or fatigue, is most common during
the first and third
During the first trimester, the fetus is growing quickly. Your body is producing higher levels of
progesterone. This hormone has been linked to increased
If you're like many women, you'll feel more energy during most of
your second trimester. Later in pregnancy, though, your body is dealing with the physical demands of
carrying a larger fetus. And you probably won't sleep as well. All of this can tire you
To manage this fatigue:
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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