Too busy yawning these days? There’s a very good reason for your regular tiredness. You’re building another body inside you, and it is taking quite a bit of energy from you. As the pregnancy progresses, you will only have a little energy for exercise and may find it hard to sleep at night.
Follow these tips to stay healthy and overcome fatigue:
1. Exercise Daily
- Some exercise is usually safe during your pregnancy – it’s a great way to relax and will help you prepare for childbirth. It is better to consult your doctor ahead starting any new regime.
- Discover an activity which you enjoy and make it a part of your schedule;
- Pregnancy Pilates and pregnancy yoga classes are useful – these help in toning and strengthening those muscles you’ll specifically be used during childbirth and with your new baby.
- Swimming is one of the easier pregnancy exercises as the water supports your belly comfortably and you can go on your pace to suit the phases of pregnancy.
- Brisk walks before dinner are one way to keep fit and also help in getting sleep at night.
- Don’t push yourself too much – it’s perfectly fine to exercise provided you don’t overexert.
- Try to stay within your weight gain guidelines. The heavier you are, the more easily tired you’ll feel.
2. Manage Day-to-Day Activities
- Use a chair. Whether at work or doing household tasks, take a seat when you need to, don’t strain yourself.
- Prioritise your activities and cut back on chores that are not essential.
- Reassess socialising, ask family and friends not to engage you in the. evening. Explain that you’re trying to get some rest before the arrival of your baby
- Restful activities before bed, like taking a stroll in the garden, having a bath or having a massage are good ways to wind down after the day. They soothe both the mind and the body before going to sleep.
3. Manage sleep schedules
- Steal naps during the day. Even if it’s a little catnap of 15 minutes, cuddle up in soft covers and let yourself drift off. No need to worry – this won’t stop you sleeping at night.
- In the later months of pregnancy, sleeping on one side with a pillow under your belly and one between your knees will make sleeping easier
- Go to bed at fixed times.
- issues can be linked to stress and anxiety, which increase as the due date approaches. Use the antenatal classes to prepare yourself and have the advantage of relaxing with their techniques.
- A clean and well-ventilated bedroom will help you sleep and breath easy
- Take tips from your healthcare practitioner for other specific problems.
4. Maintain healthy dietary habits
- To keep up energy all day long, eat small meals frequently. Having lighter meals will make it more comfortable for your stomach as the room inside dwindles with your baby’s growth.
- Power lunch. Eat foods that are high in iron and protein to boost your energy like sliced chicken breast or a bowl of split-pea soup. This type of diet certainly won’t let you down in the middle of the day.
- Smart snacking. Fresh fruits and nuts contain significant amounts of essential fats and carbohydrates that fuel the body. Try eating dried fruit or fortified cereal for quick carbohydrate boosts.
- Choose water, fruit and juices or fruit smoothies to stay hydrated and energised healthily. Try to reduce intake eating fatty foods and stimulating beverages such as caffeinated soft drinks and aerated energy drinks.
Keeping in mind these simple pointers & maintaining a healthy lifestyle, accompanied by regular exercise, your pregnancy phase will be an easy-breezy time that you shall cherish forever.