We all know how amazing pregnancy is.  No matter how you feel during pregnancy, the concept is mind blowing.  What our bodies do for us is beyond belief.  However, I came across an article today which put this into perspective.  Duke University in North Carolina has recently conducted research on extreme sporting events such as the Tour de France and 3000 mile ultra-marathons and they have found that the upper limit of energy expenditure is 2.5 times the body’s resting metabolic rate.

A pregnant woman’s energy peaks at 2.2 times their metabolic rate!  How crazy is that?!  So if your partner ever doubts how tired you are, tell them you’ve practically done a 3000 mile run so no bloomin’ wonder you’re tired!

When pregnant, we are basically pushing our bodies to the absolute limit!  So, look after yourselves ladies, pregnancy is no mean feat, and you deserve to take it easy.

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