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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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What Day Past Ovulation are you? Is this a new symptom?
  • 3 hours ago » shadow412 said:
    I slept for most of the day...off and on.
  • 15 hours ago » Anastasia999 said:
    Very tired! It's 8dpo and I'm exhausted! Hope it's good news!
  • 2 days ago » MummyHillsdon! said:
    9dpo feel extremely tired like I cant stay wake long has been happenin since 4dpo
  • 4 days ago » mahle82 said:
    12 dpo feeling very sleepy at work cant get up in the mornig
  • 4 days ago » mahle82 said:
    12 dpo feeling very sleepy at work cant get up in the mornig
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