Tired and Jittery

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Experts: 

QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
I'm at 15 weeks and had already gotten my energy back for the most part. But yesterday, I got really tired and jittery around 3 pm. I felt shaky and not sure why.

I know sometimes that when your tired you can get shaky but this just concerned me a little. I ended up laying down for most of the evening and only to get up and get a quick bit to eat then laying back down.

I don't have sugar problems but should I be worried about my sugar now that I'm pregnant. Should I be concerned with anything else?

ANSWER

I think you are right, this is most likely a diet issue. It is usually preventable by making sure you are drinking enough water and by having small portions of protein regularly every 2-3 hours throughout the day. You were right to take it easy that day, but hopefully, with some preventative measures, it won't happen again.

--Cynthia, CNM. PhD.