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why do i feel tired during my pregnancy?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Fatigue in pregnancy: Pregnancy creates a much different hormonal state than when not pregnant. Besides the extra weight and changes in the center of gravity which causes muscles not formerly much used to be strained, the production of progesterone by the ovary and later by the placenta creates the sensation of fatique almost constantly. If you are tired now, wait until you chase around an infant !

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to travel by airplane during pregnancy?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: In an uncomplicated pregnancy, it is generally safe to travel up until about the last month. Travel above 10, 000 ft in an unpressurized cabin can cause problems with the placenta. Sitting for prolonged periods in an airplane can increase your risk of blood clots in your legs so getting up every 2 hours is important.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What exercises should I avoid while pregnant?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Heavy weightlifting: In general, exercise in pregnancy is not only safe, but offers health benefits. We suggest avoiding oxygen-depriving exercises like heavy weightlifting or marathon running. Two great rules of thumb while working out: keep your pulse rate under 140 or maintain the ability to converse with your exercise partner!
A 41-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to have a couple of drinks while pregnant?

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Dr. Caren Reaves
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
No: There is no line of distinction as to how much alcohol is harmful in pregnancy, so we generally recommend avoiding alcohol.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Can I use bug spray while pregnant?

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Dr. Robert Phillips
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes: Just make sure it is well ventilated.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to feel extremely tired in pregnancy?

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Dr. Aileen Caceres
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: During the first trimester, women may feel extremely fatigued as they are experiencing hormonal changes related to the pregnancy. During the second trimester, most women have increase in energy and during the third trimester, fatigue may return as women sleep less because your body will experience the most change during this time. Always check with your doctor for anemia or other conditions.

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