Now you’ve got a bump on board you’re probably feeling exhausted. But don’t fret as we tell you the best ways to keep those tiredness gremlins at bay
Feel like you could fall asleep standing up now you’re expecting? Sarah Harper, 33, from London, who’s 14 weeks pregnant, couldn’t agree more. “The tiredness is so bad that I even made a cake with salt instead of sugar. They were both in similar-looking bags and I was so exhausted I didn’t check the labels,” she says. “In early pregnancy, tiredness is caused by an increase in hormones, particularly progesterone,” says independent midwife Valerie Gommon (www.3shiresmidwife.co.uk). “And in late pregnancy, the extra weight will make you feel tired and sleep may become more difficult. Your metabolism is also working overtime, your heart is beating faster and your baby is developing at an amazing rate so you’re bound to feel drained.”To keep you feeling perky, we’ve targeted sleepy spots throughout your day and tell you how to fight that fatigue...
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