Symptoms of pregnancy - Fatigue and temperature

Symptoms of pregnancy - Fatigue and temperature

Symptoms of pregnancy - Fatigue and temperature

Fatigue

Feeling tired and sometimes exhausted is something many women experience during the early stages and often through the entire duration of pregnancy.

You can expect to feel unusually tired at one week after conception.

It is often related to the high levels of the hormone progesterone, as well as other contributing factors such as morning sickness, low blood sugar, lower blood pressure as well as a boost in blood production. Having to urinate frequently can also be an added symptom. Fatigue is normally worse in the first trimester and it will start to ease up in the second trimester. It can also return later on in the pregnancy when you start to carry more weight.

Try to get plenty of rest (you will need it for when the baby comes) and eat protein-rich foods to aid in giving you more sustainable energy.

High basal body temperature

It is seen as a sign of pregnancy if your body’s temperature stays elevated for longer than two weeks. Speak to your doctor about other reasons for a high body temperature as well, as it may be due to a certain disease or illness.

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