Fatigue/Exhaustion

Early pregnancy symptom

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 of how often this symptom is experienced by pregnant vs non-pregnant women.

 


After implantation (9 dpo+)
experiencing this symptom
increases
the probability of pregnancy

 


Overall (during the luteal phase)
experiencing this symptom
does not impact
the probability of pregnancy

 

 

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Summary of chart

An explanation of the affect on the probability of pregnancy for each day past ovulation or group of days.

0 dpo

Slightly decreases probability of pregnancy

1 dpo - 13 dpo

Does not significantly affect probability of pregnancy

14 dpo - 18 dpo

Slightly increases probability of pregnancy

 

Detailed breakdown by DPO

Shows data for days where differences are meaningful.

Day past ovulationPregnant vs non-pregnant
No dpo shows significant impact on the probability of pregnancy.
Understanding the data

Pregnant women experience this symptom the number of times listed as often as non-pregnant. The percentage listed refers to the percentage increase or decrease between pregnant and non-pregnant.

Visit the dpo chart pages to view most common and significant positive and negative indicators of pregnancy for each day past ovulation.

 

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Comments

What women are saying about this symptom.

Divakt  3 months ago
Exhausted alot for the past week, nap during the day and still ready to lay down at 9pm

amcafee94  5 months ago
I'm 18 dpo and I am constantly tired. No matter how much sleep I get, I'm still extremely exhausted.

HaileySpencerxoxo  6 months ago
4 dpo: Getting 8-10 hours of sleep, Still exhausted. So tired that when I come home from work at 7 my eyes are already burning...

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