How can I Deal with Weakness During Pregnancy?

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There are many ways to deal with weakness during pregnancy, including getting plenty of rest and sitting down when you feel weak. You should also make sure to get plenty of water and electrolytes every day. It is critically important for you to eat a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy as well. Taking prenatal vitamins can also help you deal with weakness during your pregnancy.

Many women have to deal with weakness during pregnancy. When another human being is growing inside of you, it can take a lot of your energy away. It is because of this that you have to be very careful what you do during this stage of life.

When you are pregnant, you have to get plenty of rest to deal with weakness. Even though it may be difficult to sleep, you should try to get at least seven hours of sleep every night. If you can get eight or nine hours, this would be best. You should also try to stay off of your feet as much as possible.

If you find yourself getting weak during the day, do not hesitate to sit down. Taking a small break can go a long way toward providing you with more energy to get through the day. Sit back and elevate your feet for a few minutes when you start to experience weakness during pregnancy.


When you are dealing with weakness during pregnancy, it is also important that you get plenty of water. You should strive to drink at least 64 ounces (1.9 liters) of water every day. This is necessary for your body to operate efficiently.

In addition to drinking water, you should try to get plenty of electrolytes as well. The electrolytes can be obtained by drinking sports drinks or other types of drinks. These drinks can provide your body with the nutrients it needs to prevent weakness.

You should also try to eat a healthy diet throughout your pregnancy. Even though it can be difficult to eat a healthy diet while dealing with certain cravings, you should do as well as you can. Getting the proper foods can significantly help you prevent weakness.

It is also necessary to take prenatal vitamins. Prenatal vitamins can provide you with nutrients your body needs when you are helping your baby develop. These extra nutrients and minerals will help replenish your sources as well as help the baby.


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Post 4

Don't tick her off and don't take it personally. You can't control her hormones.

Post 3

My wife is 10 weeks pregnant. Most of the time she gets irritated by things. What can I do to get rid of this irritation problem?

Post 2

@dfoster85 - You're absolutely right; pregnancy problems are totally different with your second baby and on! I found myself with terrible insomnia. When I was pregnant with my first, I was able to nap, but being pregnant with my second and having a very active toddler, I needed that nap time to get things done around the house.

So I let myself take an Ambien a couple of nights a week. My doctor said it would be safe for me as long as I didn't let it become a habit. (It *can* be habit-forming.) Getting enough rest at night made it much easier to keep going during the day. And, yes, I also let my kid watch more TV while I was pregnant. You do what you gotta do!

Post 1

These are great tips for your *first* pregnancy! The second time around, you may have other considerations - like a very active toddler to chase.

If you are fortunate enough to have a toddler who naps, nap when s/he does! If your child has stopped napping, you might still be able to get him or her to observe "quiet time" in the nursery. Or child-proof one room completely and let him or her play while you rest.

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