Exhaustion in Pregnancy

If you feel somewhat sluggish, you’re not alone! Many women start to feel more tired than usual; beginning in early pregnancy. Feeling just plain worn-out is fairly common throughout pregnancy (generally more so in the first and third trimesters), starting as early as 1-2 weeks after conception and is very normal.

After hitting the second trimester, energy levels often return to normal until the third and final trimester rolls around. Your body is working very hard during pregnancy, so it’s no wonder you may feel sluggish. Higher levels of progesterone plays a part as well.

Fatigue may be one of the first symptoms you notice or possibly you may not experience it what-so-ever. Every woman’s body handles pregnancy differently. Tiredness can also happen because of impending illness such as a cold or flu, as well as anemia and depression.