Tiredness during pregnancy is common to all women, especially in the first and third trimester of pregnancy. Usually, expecting women experience increased fatigue after eating meals. If you also experience tiredness after eating in your pregnancy, the factors responsible are given here, and the ways in which they can be managed.
Post-meal fatigue during pregnancy can be reduced or prevented with the following tips:
Pregnancy fatigue is the outcome of hormonal upsurge in early pregnancy. Tiredness in later stages of pregnancy is the result of the weight of your growing baby. After you consume food, blood is diverted towards the gut and away from the other organs. Thus, tiredness is particularly intense after you eat.
During pregnancy, digestive tract goes through some significant changes. Thus, you feel tired after you eat. It functions more slowly and tends to require more blood. Dr. Miriam Stoppard in her book "Conception, Pregnancy and Birth”, explains that changes in the digestive tract aid in the extraction of all the nutrients present in your food, and this helps in meeting the needs of the growing baby. The symptoms of tiredness during pregnancy which accompanies a meal can be avoided with an understanding of changes in your digestive tract.
You can take the guidance of your obstetrician to plan your meal routine and food items to incorporate in your diet during pregnancy.
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