Do you feel sick and tired before labor?

Answered by Frank Schwing

Absolutely! Feeling sick and tired before labor is actually quite common. In fact, it’s often one of the early signs that your body is getting ready for the big day.

During the final weeks of pregnancy, your body goes through a lot of changes as it prepares for childbirth. One of these changes is the release of hormones that can cause nausea and fatigue. So, it’s not uncommon to feel a bit queasy or have bouts of nausea in the days leading up to labor.

In addition to feeling sick, you may also feel extremely tired. This is because your body is working hard to prepare for labor and delivery. Your muscles are getting ready, your cervix is dilating, and your baby is getting into position. All of these physical changes can be exhausting and can leave you feeling drained.

It’s important to listen to your body during this time and give yourself plenty of rest. Take naps when you can, go to bed early, and try to prioritize self-care. Remember, you’re growing a human being inside of you, and that takes a lot of energy!

In my own experience, I remember feeling incredibly nauseous and exhausted in the days leading up to labor. I couldn’t eat much and had to force myself to drink fluids to stay hydrated. I also felt like I needed to lie down and rest all the time because I just didn’t have the energy to do much else.

Of course, every woman’s experience is different, and not everyone will feel sick and tired before labor. Some women may not experience any symptoms at all until their contractions start. But if you do find yourself feeling queasy and exhausted, just know that it’s normal and a sign that your body is getting ready for the incredible journey of childbirth.

Feeling sick and tired before labor is a common occurrence for many women. It’s just another one of the many ways our bodies prepare for the amazing miracle of bringing a new life into the world.