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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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  • 1 day ago » Brandy77 said:
    exhausted! 9dpt7dpiui so I'm not sure if it's from the lingering trigger shot. Also peeing more, gassy, vivid dreams and preggo brain.
  • 2 days ago » Jd0308 said:
    7 dpo and I am so exhausted. I seem to be sleeping so well, but I wake up and still feel like I could sleep for hours!
  • 2 days ago » Catadonia said:
    5dpo and I am so tired! i can sleep for along time and be woken up and still feel like i can go to bed and sleeep another 10 hours
  • 3 days ago » trickyfoxster710 said:
    6 dpo and extreamely exhausted. Slept almost 12 hours last night. Went to be before 7pm!
  • 1 week ago » pipers_mama2909 said:
    13 dpo and exhausted. Slept 11 hours and 50 minutes last night, and i feel like going to bed. Hoping for a BFP when i test in two days.
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