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#1 of 4 Old 05-23-2010, 05:54 PM - Thread Starter
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I keep thinking, "I wasn't this exhausted with the first two!" But then I didn't have two wild children and an impending move with a houseful of junk with the first two. I had gotten into coffee after #2 was born, but I am avoiding it pretty well now. When I do drink it, it makes me panicky and doesn't touch the exhaustion. Any suggestions on getting my energy back? I do nap when I can, but it seems to make it worse, whether it's a long or a short nap.
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I don't have a food suggestion, but a good b complex vitamin helps me alot, I take in in addition to a multi. Here's the one I take, if you are interested
Also getting out and taking a quick walk or bike ride seems to help too
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Try to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet with enough protein. Avoid sugar and refined grains, which are digested quickly and leave you with a sugar low. Take a good prenatal supplement. Get enough sleep. Get some moderate exercise. Other than that there's not much you can do - no magic bullet that will give you energy. (I would think that any herb or supplement that give you extra energy would be risky during pregnancy.)

Most mamas get their energy back by second trimester. Hang in there!

Married to C August 2007.  Son Ian born October 2008.  Son Owen born December 2010.  Daughter Naomi born October 2012.

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I second the b complex! My old boss used to call them hippy speed. ;-)
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