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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 <a href="http://www.vitacost.com/Enzymatic-Therapy-Daily-Energy-B-Complex-120-UltraCaps" target="_blank">http://www.vitacost.com/Enzymatic-Th...-120-UltraCaps</a><br>
Also getting out and taking a quick walk or bike ride seems to help too<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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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.)<br><br>
Most mamas get their energy back by second trimester. Hang in there!
 
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