Emotional Health · Pregnancy

Pregnant and feeling tired or irritable? 8 tips to help you feel better

Expectant mother holding her pregnant belly

 

Are you in your third trimester of pregnancy, feeling tired and full of worry?  Do you snap at your partner for little things and rarely laugh or have fun with family and friends?  Are you having trouble sleeping and don’t feel yourself?  Are you struggling to find your way?

 

Many women feel this way during pregnancy.  Right now your body is going through many changes.  Feeling tired and irritable are common during this time, but if you have these feelings most of the day – every day, then you need extra help.  Talk with others, it’s much easier with support from family and friends.  Speak to your doctor and public health nurse.  You may need treatment to help you feel better and clear your path to motherhood.  One day you will return to that person again who enjoyed a good laugh and felt well rested.

 

8 tips to help you feel better

  1. Get enough sleep, it’s a must before and after having a baby
  2. If you can, decrease the stress in your life – stress affects you and baby
  3. Eat fish once a week, enjoy healthy fats and foods high in protein
  4. Stay well hydrated
  5. Be active, it’s a big stress reliever
  6. Get the help you need – you deserve it!
  7. Ask your doctor about your thyroid levels and how it can affect mood
  8. Know that you are not alone.  You will feel better!

 

May 4th has been internationally recognized as Maternal Mental Health Day.  Help us spread the word by sharing our messages of support on Facebook and Twitter.

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