You’re not alone if you’re feeling wiped out at the moment both mentally and physically. Heck, I doubt if any pregnant women in the past century has had to deal with this level of crazy and uncertainty as we are facing right now.
While some mothers-to-be will breeze through, others will struggle to get through the day (or even get out of bed) as the toll of both pregnancy and information overload drains the energy from their body and soul…Fortunately, there are some pregnancy energy boosters you can turn to.
Take a look at these five natural and healthy ways to diminish the lethargy and enjoy your pregnancy to the fullest even whilst the world is going cray cray!
Watch what you eat
Being at home in isolation can make it more tempting to fill up on sugary snacks or caffeine, especially if you’re bored or have cravings. These foods will cause your blood sugar levels to spike and crash, leaving you feeling like you want to crawl back into bed or veg out on the couch. Whilst rest can be good, this can also have a negative affect on our mood and stress levels. Limit the quick-fix snacks and you’ll find you have more get-up-and-go.
Move your body
Another one of the best pregnancy energy boosters is a little bit of light exercise daily. While it is unlikely you’ll be able to get the regular exercise youre used to during times of social distancing and isolation, there a plenty of ways to keep your body healthy and give you that burst of energy you are looking for.
Try an online pregnancy yoga class, do daily stretching, a brisk walk around the block (if you’re able to leave the house) a few light weight or body weight lunges or squats, up and down the stairs a few times if you have them. Anything that gets your heart rate up. Thirty minutes a day of moderate exercise will have you healthy and ready for labour as well as helping maintain your energy levels. But don’t overdo it! Too much exercise is likely to wipe you out instead of invigorating you.
Sleep & Social Media
Are you getting enough sleep? When you are pregnant, you will probably find you need more sleep than usual. If you don’t get the rest your body needs it will be extra challenging to get through the day.
Cut back on late night social media scrolling. Most of what you see will be negative or stressful anyway and that’s not going to contribute to creating a positive energy for you and your baby. Reduce the amount of negativity you allow into our body mind and soul. Focus on whats going to help you create and grow a baby.
Check your iron
During the second and third trimester, you may start to run out of energy due to a lack of iron. Iron is an important mineral during pregnancy as it helps make extra blood for you and your little peanut. It also helps carry oxygen from your lungs throughout the rest of your body and to your baby.
Low iron levels will leave you unusually sluggish and foggy. A lack of iron is called Anemia and can be a serious condition in pregnancy, so let your doctor or midwife know if you suspect your levels of fatigue are not normal.
Even if your iron levels are in the safe range, add some iron-rich foods like spinach, broccoli, dried apricots and lentils to your diet for a natural boost.
Source natural pregnancy energy boosters
Fatigue during pregnancy can be in part caused by a lack of hydration so keep your water intake up. You also need an extra dose of daily vitamins including vitamin C, magnesium and potassium. These can be sourced through foods like mangoes and oranges, nuts and sweet potatoes.
For a quick vitamin and energy boost, try MaterniTea’s Activitea blend. This contains vitamins you need to keep you healthy, active and on your feet and helps your body to flush away toxins that are surging the world around you right now. Lets get rid of those and keep you happy, healthy and hydrated.