I. Am. So. Tired. I know this is normal during pregnancy, but is it worse when you're carrying multiples?
Unfortunately, this is likely a case of bigger not always being better, at least when it comes to the side effects of pregnancy. If you’re carrying twins, everything seems to be double -- double the hormones, double the stress, double your hunger. And if you’re carrying triplets, well, let’s just say we completely understand the need for a midday (and morning, and early-evening) nap. It’s not just the hormones: Because your body is facing greater demands than even a one-baby pregnancy, you’re much more likely to suffer from anemia (iron deficiency), which can make you feel like you’ve been hit by an 18-wheeler. As tough as it may be in the early stages to stomach the idea of eating anything, let alone eating more of something, try to make sure you’re getting enough of those key vitamins and minerals, like iron and calcium. And take your prenatal vitamins -- they’re like a big old safety net to make sure you’re getting at least the minimum amount of the necessary nutrients.
Plus, more from The Bump:
Fatigue During Pregnancy
10 Ways to Get Better Sleep
Nutritional Recommendations While Pregnant With Multiples