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Why do I need to sleep extra while pregnant?

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Dr. K. Olson
Psychiatry

In brief: Many reasons

The extra weight you carry and the pressure on your diaphragm causing reduced depth of breathing can both cause it.
Medical complications that occur in pregnancy - anemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, or sleep disorders - could also be responsible. Review your extra need to sleep with your md.

In brief: Many reasons

The extra weight you carry and the pressure on your diaphragm causing reduced depth of breathing can both cause it.
Medical complications that occur in pregnancy - anemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, or sleep disorders - could also be responsible. Review your extra need to sleep with your md.
Dr. K. Olson
Dr. K. Olson
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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Progesterone

Progesterone is a hormone that starts to go up very quickly early in pregnancy.
It is a sedative and causes that feeling of fatigue in pregnancy.

In brief: Progesterone

Progesterone is a hormone that starts to go up very quickly early in pregnancy.
It is a sedative and causes that feeling of fatigue in pregnancy.
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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