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I am a mother of 3 daughters, pregnant with my 4th, working part-time and being a full-time mother, looking after kids, cleaning, washing and cooking etc. I have a husband but with work commitments he’s away during the week and only home weekends so I don’t have help during the week. Anyone else constantly feeling tired? Any ideas on feeling less tired?

Posted by kjgarner, 14th October 2015

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  • I don’t know why people also blame lack of iron, it can be many nutrients, if you are not eating enough, sleeping enough, or getting time to yourself to recuperate of course you will feel tired. Try having celery juice every morning, adding dark leafy greens especially raw into your diet and eat more fruit, fruit gives you instant glucose which your body needs for energy. Cut back on hard to digest animal products, processed foods and white processed carb.

  • this is something I’ve been battling with since about 18. I found that I’m anaemic. It might be worth getting checked with your doctor as you can take iron tablets which should help you feel a lot better.

  • I love the answers so far. Take care of yourself, you have a lot on your plate and a lot of people who depend on you. You have every reason to feel tired. Take short breaks whenever you can and perhaps enlist some help around the house.

  • Wow, you have a lot on your plate, no wonder you’re feeling tired! Being pregnant would be draining your energy levels. Maybe after your 4th is born (and you’re in a routine) your tiredness may reduce. To be honest, I’m not half as busy as you yet I always feel tired too. Maybe we are lacking something in our diets?

  • i see that you are doing stuff for your iron levels. try to get as much rest as you can and get the kids to help you more or be more responsible for their stuff, to lighten your load.

  • Am loving water at the moment, constantly drinking just to keep up the fluids, because before I couldn’t keep anything down, not even water, ice was my friend though ;)

  • I hope your iron levels are a lot better when you hsve your next test.
    Mine dropped and I also had to have Vitamin B12 injections as well as iron tablets. I hope there is an alternative to the injections as they are not best ones to have. I got a sore arm for a few days every time. Others I know made the same comment.

  • Had Blood tests done and yes I am low in iron so am taking iron tablets now and they will re-test in a couple of weeks to see how things are going.

  • Mom90758 is correct. Although the strains of looking after a family and being pregnant can cause huge amounts of fatigue, so can lacking in something. I was severely lacking in Vitamin D, and although it doesn’t always affect everyone this way, I could hardly move around I was so fatigued.

  • I’m a single mother of a 7 yo ,3 grown up kids on job search,constantly tired,never ending jobs at home .

  • Thanks. It’s very important indeed. Iron deficiency and vitamin D deficiency are so common. And they both influence our energy and our mood.

  • mom90758 – good tip for all mums feeling tired.

  • The change in weather can make you feel tired? Warmer weather and heat? Maybe get a check up? Drink plenty of water for hydration. Try and get some rest too. :)

  • Did you have your iron checked? Tiredness is one of the first symptoms of iron deficiency.

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