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How to Fight Pregnancy Exhaustion

How to Beat Exhaustion in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is exhausting, learn amazing tips to fight pregnancy exhaustion. Not just the first trimester is tiring as you may have been led to believe. Pregnancy is exhausting from the day you get pregnant, until the day you deliver… and actually beyond that.

Learn some amazing tips that can make you feel less exhausted and more vibrant while you are growing a human inside you!

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How Exhausted I Feel This Pregnancy

Let me preface by saying that this is my third pregnancy! I already have a 9 and 4-year-old. I’m convinced each subsequent pregnancy is more and more exhausting, and I’m sure that’s because your plate is way more full than it was with that relaxing first pregnancy.

Ah for the long days of digging a hole in the sand to stick my bump in while laying on the beach while vegging on TV shows in the evening. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the place I’m at in motherhood, but those relaxing super pregnant days with baby #1 were nice too.

Ever since back to school this year you know how I’m feeling? Kinda like I’m drowning.

And I’m NOT going to let that happen!

I know I’m not alone. Lots of us moms start to feel overwhelmed this time of year. If you already have other children, this time of year either means lots of you running around, or lots of hours devoted to school at home. (We are the latter.)

Either way, your plate is suddenly full.

If this is your first baby, that doesn’t absolve you from complete overwhelm and exhaustion in the fall months. With work, possibly school, and holidays your pregnancy is probably exhausting right now!


5 Ways to Fight Exhaustion in Pregnancy and Have More Energy

1. Get better sleep.

You are going to be tired. You’re going to be tired in every trimester, not just the first (although the level of exhaustion in that first three months is a bit overwhelming).

As you get bigger, sleep becomes really hard even though you’re so tired. One lifesaver is a pregnancy pillow.

And don’t fall for those “awesome” coupons in all the baby magazines claiming to get you a free pillow. Ya, it’s “free,” with $50 shipping! Amazon’s Choice pregnancy pillow for around forty bucks! It’s an absolute steal for the difference it makes in your sleep!


2. Plan ahead.

Whether this is your first or fifth pregnancy, as baby gets nearer you will feel the overwhelm of things to get done before baby arrives.

Plan ahead. Make lists. And check them off.

Getting organized about baby’s arrival will really help you feel more at ease. So what if your hospital bag is ready 3 months in advance? You know what? It’s ready now and so are you, one less thing to stress on, check!


3. Try a pregnancy-safe detox.

Our daily lives build up tons of toxins in our system. From the foods we eat to the air we breathe toxins are everywhere. They can cause fatigue, illness, a sluggish gut, and more.

Typically you will hear to avoid detoxing entirely when you are pregnant. However, there are a couple of safe ways to gently detoxify during pregnancy that are safe for baby.

It’s definitely true, you CANNOT do a full detox program, or a juicing diet, or anything drastic during pregnancy.

However here are the gentle detoxifying options that are recommended during pregnancy to avoid toxic overload and the extra exhaustion it can cause.

One safe way to eliminate toxins while pregnant is by taking chlorella daily. I personally take a spirulina/chlorella blend because I’m currently pregnant and the spirulina is high in iron and folic acid, so why not take them both in one pill?

Secondly, you can also try a detox bath with 1 cup. epsom salt, 1/4 c. baking soda, and 2 tablespoons bentonite clay.

Soak for at least 20 minutes and be sure to rinse off after!


4. Be sure to get in prenatal exercise.

Carve out 30 minutes a day for activity.

At this busy time of year, it is far too easy to get so wrapped up in the daily grind that day after day goes by and you haven’t made time to squeeze in that workout.

Exercise gives you endorphins, helps you sleep better, and improves your overall health.

If you can’t seem to find even 20 minutes a day right now, get creative. Do lunges while you vacuum the house, park extra far away when you go grocery shopping, and do some calf raises while you do the dishes. Be sure you know how to exercise safely in pregnancy.

Exercise will help you:

  • sleep better
  • release endorphins
  • ease pregnancy-related aches and pains
  • prepare for labor


5. Eat Well.

What you eat during pregnancy is so important! It is more important for growing a healthy baby than we ever previously thought! We now know that what you eat while baby is in utero can actually turn the expression of certain genes on or off: setting them up for their entire lives.

Learn 5 foods you should definitely be eating during pregnancy to grow a healthy baby.

The food that you eat is not only important for proper baby growth, but for fueling your tired pregnant body as well. A constant supply of nutrient-dense food can help keep your energy levels more stable.

Avoid high carbohydrate foods which cause an insulin spike and result in your feeling sluggish after. If you eat something high in carbs (even fruit) be sure to combine it with a snack that is high in healthy fat and protein, like nuts. This will help even out that spike and drop in energy.

Also, eating small amounts more often helps ease that starvation feeling you get while pregnant AND help ease nausea. Both cause you to feel even more tired. So keep some healthy snacks on hand at all times.


Wrapping Up How to Fight Exhaustion in Pregnancy

how to increase energy while pregnant

Pregnancy is going to be tiring, after all, you are growing a human from absolute scratch inside your body.

But with the right tips and tricks up your sleeve, you can feel as energized as possible and fight off that extreme exhaustion.

Above all remember to listen to your body. If it is telling you to turn in 3 hours early tonight, do it. If you feel you need a day of no exercise and watching way too much TV, go ahead. Most things are ok in moderation.

Rest when you need to, stay as active as you can, eat and sleep well.


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