Staying Energized

Try these tips to keep your energy up as your due date approaches.

Fatigue visits frequently toward the end of pregnancy. Get as much rest as possible. Sleeping all the way through the night is probably a thing of the past because your bladder can't hold much and you're likely to get up several times to go to the bathroom. If you can fit them into your schedule, take naps in the daytime.

You'll feel less fatigued if you stay well hydrated. Resist the temptation to drink less water in order to decrease trips to the bathroom. Continue to aim for eight glasses of water a day.

Eat lightly and frequently. Snacking throughout the day makes more sense now than eating large meals. Sugary foods give you an immediate burst of energy, but they leave you feeling even more fatigued after the sugar high wears off.

Originally published in You & Your Baby: Pregnancy.

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