June 21, 2021 2 min read
Pregnancy ushers in a lot of changes in your life. Granted, you must enjoy the excitement of getting a new member of the family. However, there can be challenges galore for a mom-to-be. For example, there can be exhaustion, mood swings, cravings, and sleep disruptions. Exhaustion is most commonly experienced during the first and third trimesters. Fatigue is mainly attributed to the hormone surge that occurs as the mother undergoes significant physical changes that accompany growing a baby. The physical and emotional change brings along with it insomnia (particularly during the third trimester), which adds to the exhaustion experienced by the mom-to-be. While rest, care, and empathy may seem the best ways to deal with pregnancy fatigue it is best not to skip your regular appointment with your healthcare provider during pregnancy. We list two main reasons why you should never miss your regular checkups during pregnancy.
Recent statistics show that babies of mothers who do not get regular prenatal check-ups are 3 times more likely to have complications during birth and/or low birth weight.
There are two main reasons.
Going to your doctor regularly during pregnancy will ensure a healthy pregnancy with the least possible complications and best possible outcomes. As author Beth Moore puts it, “The purpose exceeds the pain." Regular checkups during pregnancy might be tiring and time-consuming, but these are crucial for both the mother and her baby.
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