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Tuesday, January 31, 2006
I notice that I'm starting to feel more and more tried as this pregnancy goes along. I am 8 weeks now. When I get home from work, I eat dinner, and before I know it by 9pm I'm in bed! I use to never be in bed by 9, but with this new life inside of me, I dream about laying down and taking a nap.
Something Important: During your pregnancy, you might feel tired even when you've had a lot of sleep at night. Many women find they're exhausted in the first trimester. Don't worry, this is normal! This is your body's way of telling you that you need more rest. After all, your body is working very hard to develop a whole new life. Tiredness will pass over time and be replaced with a feeling of well being and more energy. When you are tired, get some rest. Try to get about eight hours of sleep every night, and a nap during the day if you can. If you feel stressed, try to find a way to relax. You might want to start sleeping on your left side, if you find it more comfortable. This will relieve pressure on major blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the fetus. If you have high blood pressure during pregnancy, it is even more important to be on your left side when you are lying down.