Constant Pain, Mood Swings And Fatigue: The Real Reason You’re Struggling With Your Pregnancy

Osteopathic Healing Hands Team | September 13, 2023

As your pregnancy progresses, you may experience posture shifts to distribute the weight of your baby’s belly, which may result in pain in the lower back, chest, neck, and hips. Constantly feeling tired and having difficulty sleeping makes your pain even worse, and your tiredness worse.

Next are the mood swings, and not just because of your lack of sleep, but even the smallest thing can make you emotional or lash out.

These symptoms come and go throughout the day and typically increase the closer you get to delivery. This limits your ability to enjoy walking outdoors, sitting, driving, sleeping, and working and may increase irritability at times.

Typically, people will have tried pregnancy massages, yoga, meditation, ice packs, and heating pads, but nothing works.

This blog aims to give you all the information to understand what is causing these symptoms in your pregnancy and offer the tools for relief! Firstly, the causes…


During this period, your body releases different hormones that make you tired, and this is one of the leading causes of constant pain, mood swings, and fatigue during pregnancy.

Progesterone is known to be the hormone responsible for causing excessive fatigue during pregnancy. It can significantly slow down your digestion process and lead to an overall slower metabolism.

In turn, this delays how quickly your body can break down food; your body needs more energy to digest food, so the body sends signals to you that you need to rest. These signals can lead you to feel constantly tired, and if you are already out of energy, it can lead to irritability and mood swings.

Poor Posture:

Another significant cause of constant pain, mood swings, and fatigue during pregnancy is poor posture. Posture changes during pregnancy as a result of the mother-to-be carrying additional weight in the form of the baby.

The baby’s weight can cause strain on the joints and ligaments around your pelvic area, back, and neck, leading to constant pain and discomfort.

Poor posture can also lead to tension and stress throughout the day, causing irritability and mood swings.


It’s common knowledge that drinking plenty of fluids during pregnancy is essential, but most people don’t understand how important it is. Dehydration is a significant cause of constant pain, mood swings, and fatigue during pregnancy.

When your body is dehydrated, it affects your circulation, which negatively impacts the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to your body, leading to fatigue.

The depletion of fluids also affects your brain function, and when the brain is dehydrated, it causes irritability and mood swings.

Nutrient Deficiencies:

Proper nutrition is essential during pregnancy, and deficiencies can cause constant pain, mood swings, and fatigue.

Many women don’t get enough of the necessary nutrients during their pregnancies, resulting in lower energy and irritability.

Deficiencies in magnesium and potassium can cause the muscles to cramp, which prolongs the duration of the pain, leading to exhaustion and irritability. A deficiency in Vitamin D can lead to depression and mood swings, which makes it challenging to go about your daily routine.

Now You Understand The True Cause Are You Ready For The Next Step

Navigating the challenges of pregnancy can be tough, but you’re not alone. Constant pain, mood swings, and fatigue- are common symptoms and are mostly caused by biological changes and inadequate diets. Thankfully, proper hydration, nutrition, posture, and mindfulness can mitigate the symptoms’ severity and frequency.

However, our Unleash Your Inner Strength Stretch Program has been a game changer for many expectant mothers.

This unique program is designed to help women manage their physical discomfort and emotion, while also boosting their energy levels.

One of our participants, Sarah, remarked, “Before I started the program, I struggled with severe back pain and was constantly tired. But after a few weeks, I felt like a different person. My energy levels improved, the pain significantly reduced, and I felt more positive.”

We understand that every pregnancy is unique, and we believe that every woman deserves to feel her best during this special time.

That’s why we are offering a free taster session of our Unleash Your Inner Strength Stretch Program. This is the perfect opportunity for you to see firsthand how this program can transform your pregnancy experience.

If you’re curious to learn more, we’d be happy to arrange a call back for you. Our expert team is always ready to answer any questions you may have, make introductions, and hear about your experiences.

So why wait?

Take the first step towards a more comfortable and joyful pregnancy today.

Arrange your Free Taster Session or Request a Call Back Today!

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