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Monday, July 18, 2011

HEALTH & PREGNANCY: Fight the feeling of fatigue

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NAMITA JAIN / The Hindu / July 17, 2011.

SMILE THROUGH YOUR PREGNANCY Diet, rest and exercise help
SMILE THROUGH YOUR PREGNANCY Diet, rest and exercise help - AFP.

It's quite normal to feel exhausted during pregnancy. After all, the body has to work harder to nurture the growing baby

“Why do I feel tired and lethargic all the time?”

Even though there may not be any evidence on the outside, there is plenty of exhausting work going on internally.

In some ways, your pregnant body is working harder when you rest than a non-pregnant body is when running a marathon — only you're not aware of the exertion.

Many consider the first few months to be the most important in a pregnancy. In fact, if you believe the old wives' tales — you should not be shouting from the rooftop about your pregnancy — at least till you've completed your first trimester. It's not only a critical time in your pregnancy; it could also be the riskiest.


“I get home from work exhausted….cant wait to crawl into bed at night.”


“I drag my feet all day looking for any excuse to lie down.
Where will I find the energy to exercise?”




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