Pregnant and tired all the time? We’ve got 6 hacks to boost energy.

Yawning non-stop? Eyes heavy? Does Nap O’clock feel like an hourly event? Feeling tired all the time can be one of the most challenging aspects of pregnancy. Your body is undergoing massive changes to support your growing baby. While it’s common to experience fluctuations in energy levels in all stages of pregnancy, fatigue doesn’t have to be a constant companion during the 9 month stretch waiting for your baby.

So we’ve gathered some simple ways to boost your energy while pregnant and your body is going through the motions.

1. Snooze smart and prioritise rest

We know, it feels like an obvious one. But it’s often overlooked. 

  • Aim for 7-9 hours of sleep per night and consider incorporating short, restful naps into your day (if possible!). 
  • Consider buying an eye mask or turning your phone on flight mode (goodbye disruptive notifications) to get your body ready for calm and sleep.
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2. Incorporate Magnesium 

Magnesium is used to treat a number of conditions, from muscle aches to nausea. And it’s a nutrient often overlooked in pregnancy, with many mothers-to-be not consuming enough. 

A common side effect of Magnesium deficiency is lethargy, brain fog, irritability, muscle weakness and pregnancy-induced leg cramps. And these can all be alleviated through Magnesium supplementation (be sure to look for a Prenatal vitamin with Magnesium- have you seen The Prenatal by moode?) and/ or through the use of Magnesium sprays, creams and oils applied topically to pained areas.

3. Fuel yourself with frequent meals

Maintaining stable blood sugar levels is crucial for feeling energised. Adopting the habit of consuming smaller, more frequent meals throughout the day may subtly increase your energy levels. Curious to learn more? Australia’s leading fertility nutritionists suggest six nutrient-dense foods essential for your pregnancy diet. Discover their recommendations here.

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4. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate

Not drinking enough water is known to zap your energy, which is why it’s super important to keep sipping on fluids throughout the day (yes, even if it means more trips to the bathroom). Aim for at least 8-10 glasses of water daily, or consider getting an emotional support water bottle (AKA a reusable water bottle), like Bink’s The Mama Bottle, to keep you honest with your H2O intake. For an added boost of flavour and nutrients, try infusing your water with some fruit.

5. Move your body, your way

Although it might seem counterintuitive, regular exercise can actually boost your energy levels. Walking, prenatal yoga and pilates, or swimming can increase your stamina, improve sleep, and reduce stress. Move in ways that feels good for your body, and always consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new exercise routine during pregnancy.

6. Take a prenatal vitamin, regularly

Our premium prenatal multivitamins are specifically designed to support your overall health and energy levels as you prepare for motherhood—ensuring you and your growing bub are well-nourished every step of the way. A supplement loaded with a range of B vitamins can help provide a natural energy lift, with Bs known for their ability to boost energy. The Prenatal by moode is formulated with a unique blend of essential vitamins and minerals, so you can have peace of mind knowing your nutritional needs are covered with 2-capsules a day. Curious about our no-iron choice? Learn more here.

Finally (and most importantly), listen to your body. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by fatigue, don’t hesitate to talk to your healthcare provider. At the end of the day, you know your body best, so do what feels good for you, rest when you need, and enjoy this beautiful time (even if it means nodding off at dinner sometimes).

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