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15Extreme Fatigue

Chances are you don't sit around all day doing nothing, right? You have work to do, people to network with, duties to perform, but you can't keep your eyes open! Pregnancy is tiring.

If you find yourself craving some sleep, remember that our bodies tell us what we need. So listen

up! Progesterone is increasing everyday while you are pregnant and this rise in hormones contributes to fatigue. The American Pregnancy Association states that, "Your body is producing more blood to carry nutrients to your growing baby. Your blood sugar levels and blood pressure are also lower. Hormones, especially increased progesterone levels, are responsible for making you sleepy."

Why do you think that companies like Google and Apple allow their employees to take naps while on the job? Turns out naps are good for you and for business. Our short term memory is reset and it's time to get to work again. Allow yourself a break now and then. You need it, the baby needs it, and your work will not suffer - it may even improve!

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