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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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  • 8 hours ago » trishwoyen said:
    feeling like ive been zapped of all my energy :( shattered and looking fat :(
  • 6 days ago » aimsblonde007 said:
    ive been nodding off alot in the evening wile trying too watch tv not sure if its a sign im pregnant or just shattered :/
  • 1 week ago » mamatobe2014 said:
    I'm experiencing this right now. I was tired all day and now at 12 am I'm wide awake.
  • 1 week ago » GemStone2907 said:
    9po. I've been feeling shattered the last few days, currently trying to prepare for an interview tomorrow but can hardly keep my eyes open!
  • 1 week ago » MissShorty0312 said:
    All day today been tired and sleepy all I want to do is sleep and when it comes to bed time I don't sleep hopefully this is a sign
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