Just. So. Tired.
It’s a common complaint during pregnancy – a lack of energy – especially during the first and third trimesters. In the beginning, it’s the hormonal changes and increased blood flow causing you to be tired. At the end, it’s that growing baby inside you that requires you to exert more energy to get things done. Your body is working hard! Give it rest. Take naps; go to bed early; sleep late when you can. Limit extra activities. Adjust your workout (but keep working out). Eat healthy. And try to reduce stress.
Mood Swings and Pregnancy
Mood swings are quite common during the first trimester of pregnancy. They are most often experienced between 6-10 weeks, but they can come back in the third trimester too as your body prepares for birth. Stress, fatigue, as well as changes in your metabolism and hormone levels are all causes. When you realize it’s normal, you’ll be better able to cope. Make sure you’re eating well, sleeping well, and getting some exercise. Talk to your doctor if your mood swings last more than two weeks.