First Trimester
How to combat tiredness in pregnancy
The causes
In this article

The causes

As expected, pregnancy is a huge change for a woman's body to go through. As well as the physical changes, there will also be emotional and hormonal changes to deal with and all of these can weigh on an expectant mother.

While you can't really change the hormonal side, there are physical things that can affect your energy levels.

Emma Cannon, pregnancy expert and author of The Baby-Making Bible says: "Pregnancy requires a great deal of energy from the mother.

They get this energy from the food that they eat, how good their digestion is at getting the nutrients from the food, how much rest they get and what their individual constitution is like.

If they eat irregularly, don't get good quality sleep and are stressed they are likely to feel tired."

So if you have all of these factors in check you will be able to at least reduce the feeling of fatigue and we can show you how!

Parenting Editor
Rank this page: 

Don't miss...
Interview with Eva Mendes: 2012 The best ideas for New Year's Eve worldwide!
Indulgent chocolate cocktailsSAG Awards 2014: Stars on the red carpet
Latest… 2016/10/25
Travelling while pregnant
Everything you need to know about your waters breaking
A difficult mother daughter relationship?
Water birth: Is it right for you?
See all Parenting guides
Video: Dr Chris Steele on preparing for pregnancy
See all Parenting videos