Five Ways to Fight Fatigue During the First Trimester

The first trimester of your pregnancy comes with a lot of emotions; happiness, nausea, nerves and, for most women, extreme exhaustion. Here are five ways to beat that exhaustion and enjoy your first trimester!

1. Take Naps

Taking a nap may seem like a luxury after a certain age, but it’s important when you’re in your first trimester. A few extra minutes a day can make everyday tasks easier and less tiring. Don’t take lengthy naps or you will get most likely wake up more exhausted.

2. Load up on iron and protein

Consuming a good amount of iron and protein are important to a healthy pregnancy for many reasons. Not only will it give your baby the nutrients he or she need to grow healthy, but eating spinach, eggs, beans and meats will give you more energy throughout the day.

3. Stay Hydrated

Being dehydrated can increase your fatigue. Avoid caffeinated drinks and sugary drinks because they actually dehydrate you more.

4. Stay Active and Exercise

Push through the fatigue when possible and get some light exercise. Exercising increases your circulation and improves oxygen intake, both of which help with feeling fatigued.

5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help

In order to get that extra 20 minutes of sleep, you may need to ask your partner, parents, friends or family for help with everyday tasks. Getting help with every day tasks can save your energy for when you really need it.

Consult your physician for more information on fighting first trimester fatigue.

 

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On behalf of all of us at Women’s Health Partners, in these difficult times, we want to thank you for your support and confidence in our practice.

We want you to personally know that our patients’ health and well-being has and always will be our number one priority. This reminder bears repeating in the face of any challenges and especially now, given concerns posed by the corona virus (COVID-19) pandemic.

We are taking all necessary precautions to ensure your safety and well-being and that of our staff. To that end, we want to share some of the steps we are taking:

Furthermore, our staff will be asking several screening questions regarding your health. We ask that you do not enter our office if you, or someone in your family, or someone you recently were in contact with, has exhibited flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, severe muscle aches, shaking chills, or recent loss of taste or smell, or recently diagnosed with COVID19.

In order to help us participate with our social distancing effort, we are asking patients to enter the office without any visitors, including children.

You will also have the option of waiting in your car instead of the waiting room after you have checked in. The front desk staff will call your cell phone when we are ready for you to come in for your visit.

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