Most women struggle with fatigue during pregnancy, especially during
the first and third
trimesters. During the first trimester, your body is
supporting dynamic fetal growth and producing higher levels of
progesterone, which has been linked to increased
tiredness. If you're like many women, you'll feel more energy during most of
your second trimester. Later in pregnancy, though, the physical demands of
carrying a larger fetus, combined with disrupted sleep, can wear you
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WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
July 23, 2012
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