Pregnancy is hard work! Let’s face it, growing a human is no easy task. Unfortunately, often pregnancy becomes synonymous with feeling tired. Tack on a full workday or chasing after older kiddos, and you may be downright exhausted.
Lucky for you, there are safe and simple ways to boost your energy throughout the day. Check out our 6 ways to overcome pregnancy fatigue below and get back to feeling fresh!
1. Hydration is Key
Dehydration can have poor affects on your daily life – leaving a mama lacking energy and unable to concentrate. Try to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day. If you don’t like plain water, add slices of your favorite fruit or even cucumbers for flavor. This may sound redundant, but many women are not drinking enough!
2. Take a Moment to Relax
A 15-20 minute power nap can have you feeling good as new for the rest of the day. Napping may not always be an option, so simply listening to your body and stopping to rest and regain energy will do the trick. Take a bath, read your favorite book, meditate or listen to music –anything that helps you feel well-rested!
3. Get in a Nightly Routine
Head to bed as early as possible, at the same time each night, and put all electronics out of reach. Find yourself the comfiest set of sheets and pillows to make your bed feel like a cloud, you deserve it! Read your favorite book or try meditating to transition into a relaxed mindset.
4. Try a Pregnancy Safe Energy Boost
Premama provides an Energy Boost drink mix option that is pregnancy-safe, contains zero caffeine, and equipped with essential vitamins and nutrients such as B-vitamins and omega-3’s to curb fatigue and provide a boost of energy. Swap out your morning cup of coffee with this drink mix to start your day with much-needed energy.
5. Eat a Well-Balanced Diet
Your baby is constantly growing and needs all the nutrients you can provide them. Stay mindful of what you are putting into your body. Try to eat a healthy balanced diet daily focusing on vegetables, protein, and foods containing healthy fats (omega 3, 6, 9). Have you tried adding avocados, coconut oil, chia seeds, and almonds to your diet? Nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains, leafy vegetables, and berries all provide a boost of energy as well!
6. Take Your Vitamins
Many women have difficulty knowing if they’re getting enough nutrients from their diet. When lacking essential nutrients, you won’t to feel your best and can’t provide all the necessary nutrients baby needs to grow. Prenatal pills can be large, poor tasting, and hard to keep down. We totally get it. That’s why we’ve created prenatal supplements that are pill-free and help deliver much-needed nutrients, easy on your stomach.
Don’t accept that pregnancy = feeling run down all the time. Put our 6 fatigue busting tips to use and feel your best!