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me_me - March 30th, 2011 9:47 AM

I heard from my friend that are all moms that during their pregnancy stage most of them experience constant fatigue during pregnancy. Is this really the normal feeling of all women who are pregnant? what is the explanation behind this just curious????

Fate - March 30th, 2011 10:24 AM

I think so, coz i went this too when i was pregnant. I felt so tired that moment especially on the first trimester.

Van28 - March 30th, 2011 10:52 AM

Tiredness or fatigue is mostly the common feeling of pregnant women. Feeling tired, sluggish and low on energy is perfectly normal during this time. Your body is taking extra strain because of the creation of a new life growing inside you.

Diane - March 30th, 2011 11:02 AM

I felt scared this time, coz i'm thinking that possible i'm pregnant coz i felt this way now. Can i ask what causes this pregnancy fatigue? thanks a lot... :D

Lorena - March 30th, 2011 1:25 PM

This fatigue likely to happen at first trimester or during the early stages of pregnancy. This may be due to hormonal changes, in particular the rising levels of progesterone as well as symptoms of nausea and vomiting.

sharon - March 30th, 2011 1:47 PM

You're right Lorena. Also, most women feel severe fatigue during the first trimester and the third trimester, in labor and postpartum.

jen - March 30th, 2011 2:07 PM

Disrupted sleep routine coz of frequent night visits to the bathroom can also make feel tired and irritable. Physical and psychological changes can take a toll on you and leave you feeling mentally and emotionally drained – adding to your fatigue.

jen - March 30th, 2011 2:11 PM

Fruits and vegetables are good source of carotenoids. Carotenoids will increase pregnant women immune-fighting ability while still protecting the fetus.

Lenny - March 30th, 2011 2:21 PM

Anemia, anxiety or depression are common causes of fatigue during pregnancy. I really agree on this, cause i went all of these feeling. And until the last day before i deliver my first baby i had a sleepless night due to anemia.

Wise_gurl - March 30th, 2011 2:32 PM

YEs for me.. coz i never heard pregnant women who doesn't felt fatigue at pregnancy.

To Diane: Trouble in sleeping as a result of heartburn, backache, leg cramps, frequent urination or the baby moving around is also very tiring and can cause fatigue too.

Mommycute - March 30th, 2011 2:41 PM

Active labor is very exhausting, this can be physically, mentally and emotionally exhausting. Pushing between contractions can tire you out especially if the baby is struggling to come out or other complications arise

coolMOMMY - March 30th, 2011 2:52 PM

Mothers feel fatigue directly after giving birth but with enough rest, they will heal and adjust to motherhood relatively quickly. If persistent fatigue continues, it may be a sign of postpartum depression.


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