Much like the wind changes direction, the journey of motherhood is filled with ups and downs. As much as motherhood is a joyous time of celebration, there will be times where you feel a little weary and under the weather. At these times, you should remember that there are always things to look forward to, and a positive mind-set will put you on the right track once again. Here are some tips to help you overcome pregnancy fatigue.
Move it Move it
Although you may be busy, you should not neglect exercise. Experts recommend that you do moderate exercise to ease back pain and even help in delivery. You will be surprised that exercise actually gives you more energy. Besides, getting outdoors and being exposed to the sun especially in the mornings will make you feel good too. Women who exercise during pregnancy are known to get back in shape faster than those who do not. Keeping fit during pregnancy also prepares you for when your child arrives. Your obstetrician will be able to recommend some exercises for you. In any case, low impact exercises such as swimming will be beneficial to overcome pregnancy fatigue.
Fighting Pregnancy Fatigue
No. Exercise does not make you tired especially when you do it in moderation. As mentioned, it actually helps give you energy. But there will be days when you will be tired. Some mothers have mentioned that the days when you are pregnant are divided into tired days and very tired days. There are a few ways you can deal with the tiredness that you feel. Find time to take a nap, a good 15 minutes nap can do wonders. You may also want to go to bed early, as you tend to wake up at night to clear your bladder. Try avoiding situations that saps you emotionally and mentally, we know it is tough. But it’s OK to avoid them especially when you are tired. Remind yourself that not everything is important. You and your child’s health come first. Avoid food that may affect your sleep patterns. If possible, make changes to your schedule so that you get ample rest. Get help for things that others can help you with. You need not tackle everything yourself.
You, Your Child and…
While the whole world is fussing around you, do make time for hubby. Husbands tend to be neglected in the midst of everything. They are equally under pressure and stress as well trying to make everything just right. Many a times they are also caught in the crossfire. And let’s admit it; he is often the punching bag we let our steam off. The process can be exhausting for him as well, so learn to appreciate him and show him that you care for him. Spend time together with your partner, and take time to ensure that both of you are open about your feelings. Enjoy doing activities together, even as simple as having a quick chat will help both of you release some of that pent up stress, which may help to reduce your pregnancy fatigue.
Of course, pregnancy fatigue may sometimes be caused by an imbalanced diet. If you’d like to support your usual diet with good nutrition, you can try the nutrient-rich formulated milk for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, Nestlé MOM. 2 servings/glasses per day provides you with around 87.6mg of DHA per day. DHA is found in abundance in the brain. It is also packed with 20 vitamins and minerals including folic acid as well as BIFIDUS BL, beneficial and friendly bacteria for you and your child during pregnancy and lactation.Add 2 glasses of Nestlé MOM to supplement the nutrition needed during your pregnancy.
Pregnancy fatigue can be a real downer for a lot of parents. That’s why it is important to keep it in check. That being said, sometimes, you’ll just feel the fatigue catching up, and it’s telling you when you should take a break. However, if you feel out of the ordinary, you can speak to your usual doctor or obstetrician. They’ll know best when it comes to your body during pregnancy.
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