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Fatigue/Exhaustion

Very Early Pregnancy Symptom

Symptom Details

Most women experience increased fatigue during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Your body is producing higher levels of progesterone which can make you feel sleepy. Your body also produces extra blood to carry oxygen and nutrients to the developing fetus, this means your heart needs to work harder. Low blood sugar can also be to blame.

Listen to your body; it is working very hard to create your little one. This symptom has only one cure. If you are tired, then sleep - even if it means going to bed at 8pm or taking small naps during the day.

Avoid stimulants (like caffeine, these can be harmful in high doses), get lots of rest (cut back on extra responsibilities if needed, at least until the second trimester), eat a balanced healthy diet (be sure to get enough protein and iron) and get regular exercise (even just walking 30 minutes a day will help).

Comparison Chart

The chart below shows a comparison between the number of times this symptom was experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.


**NOTE: Data for 15-21 dpo tends to be lower than expected as many women stop tracking symptoms after a positive pregnancy test.

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  • 5 days ago » mamaNeve said:
    9 DPO and so so tired, which is unusual for me
  • 1 week ago » aguzzigal said:
    I am 12 dpo and I have been sooooo sleepy. Took a test this AM so that I'd quit getting excited over nothing and it was a BFP!!!
  • 1 week ago » samanthapaige09 said:
    haven't even been awake 12 hours i feel like im going to pass out! 14dpo no af today!
  • 2 weeks ago » Luz360 said:
    8 dpo, sleepy, tired
  • 2 weeks ago » blackrose55 said:
    today im 5 dpo im so tired i hope it bfp
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