Pregnancy is one of the most important happy times in a woman's life. Every woman, particularly the couple after marriage looks forward to the excitement that a baby brings. The birth of a baby brings a lot of joy and happy moments into the household and many feel that the birth also cements a lot of broken relationships and overpowers the problems that may be existent in the household.
However, dealing with the pregnancy and giving birth to a baby is not a baby's play! It is a difficult and stressful task, and only women who have been pregnant will be able to tell what it is like to be pregnant and dealing with the fatigue and tiredness all the time. In simpler words, a new life is dependent on you for its growth and is residing within you in your womb. This means that not only do you have to take care of yourself, but you have to carry that extra weight of the baby within you and have to take care of its survival as well.
Whatever food you eat is not just for you, but it also goes down in the womb to feed your baby. This is the reason why you might have noticed that doctors advise more consumption of food during pregnancy as compared to the consumption on a regular basis. Many women who during pregnancy follow faulty diets or do not eat sufficient food suffer from problems of fatigue. This can have a serious effect on the health of the baby, which is why it is extremely important for the mother to ensure that she and her baby are both getting adequate nutritious food. There is an increase in protein and iron rich foods, along with increase of milk and milk products. The emphasis is on increasing the amount of healthy food in the diet, and cutting down on thing such as alcohol, smoking, drugs, junk food etc.
Fatigue for a pregnant woman can also occur when she is not taking adequate amount of rest. Staying in comfort and not exerting yourself to extreme pressure, stress and physical activity is very important during pregnancy. This is precisely the reason why women take a break from jobs during pregnancy and do not indulge much in the household chores. They need to give adequate rest to their back as well, as the baby's weight in the womb tends to weaken the spinal cord, and many women have a tendency to develop serious back problems during pregnancy. Thus, rest is very important.
Some light exercises developed especially for pregnant women carried out on a regular basis are good for getting rid of fatigue and stress. The exercises ensure that the woman's muscles are not completely jammed because of less movement, and at the same time she is not overstressed because of the exercises. Thus, there is a balanced approach to these exercises which also helps in the overall healthy growth and development of the baby. Extreme cases of stress and fatigue should obviously be checked by a doctor.