Most people feel tired, particularly in the first 3 months of pregnancy. It is not uncommon for this tiredness to feel like it might never stop. As your body adjusts to the enormous changes necessary to grow your pēpi, the tiredness usually lessens at around 12 to 14 weeks of pregnancy, and you feel more energetic.
To cope with feeling tired, you can:
- take naps
- go to bed earlier
- listen to your body and slow down
- do some gentle exercise.
Some people feel faint if they stand up quickly after lying down, or if they have been lying on their back later in pregnancy. Try getting up slowly or avoid sleeping on your back.
Talk to your midwife or doctor if you are continuously tired or dizzy, feel breathless, or have heart palpitations. They will check to make sure that something more serious is not going on.