To reduce lack of energy and pregnancy fatigue:
If possible, take naps. Also get up and walk around to get yourself moving!Go to bed early, mama!Drink earlier in the day to reduce chances of waking up and avoid drinking at least 2 hours before bed.Don’t eat food right before bed to minimize nighttime heartburn.Stretch your leg muscles before bedtime to avoid leg cramps. Be sure to include potassium rich foods, like bananas, peaches, kiwis, potatoes and leafy greens in your diet on a daily basis.Exercise, unless your health care provider has advised against it. It can improve your mood and energy level! And is.just plain ole good for you.Eat every 3-4 hours and include carbohydrates, protein, and fat in every meal and snack.Stick to high fiber carbohydrates (whole grains, starchy vegetables, fruit) and minimize sweets and refined grains.Avoid caffeine in the afternoon.Drink plenty of fluids including water and Boost It Up!™ caffeine free protein energy drinkReduce stress. Ok, not so easy to do, but do spend time on things that you find relaxing. Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you are overstressed. Talk to your healthcare provider for resources- even meditate!