Tegn på at fødselen nærmer seg

Signs that the birth is approaching

The birth is a miraculous event that marks the beginning of a new life. Expectant mothers experience a number of physical and mental changes during pregnancy, and as the birth approaches, the body can give certain signals that tell us that the big day is in the process. It is important to be aware of these symptoms, as they can help you understand if you are about to enter the birth phase. Here we will take a closer look at some of the most common symptoms of birth. 

  1. Regular contractions, Veer: One of the most clear signs that the birth is underway is regular contractions. These contractions are different from the usual Braxton Hick's contractions or rides, as they become more intense, last longer and follow a pattern. You may notice that contractions begin to occur periodically and gradually become more frequent and more intense over time. 

  2. The mucus is falling out: The mucus is a gel -like substance that closes the cervix during pregnancy. It is there to protect the fetus from infections. Some women feel that they lose the mucus in the hours, days or weeks before birth. This may look like a lump of mucus or a thick discharge that can be bloody or brownish. This happens when the cervix begins to prepare to open. |

  3. The water goes: Water discharge, also known as "the water going", is when the fetal protective membranes crack, and the amniotic fluid leaks. This can happen as a large leak or as a continuous drop or flow of liquid. Water discharge can occur before or during birth, and it is important to contact health care professionals for guidance if this happens. 

  4. Back pain and pelvic press: As the birth approaches, many women may experience increased back pain and pressure in the pelvic area. This is because the baby's head moves down the pelvis and puts pressure on the back and pelvis. Some women may also experience pain or discomfort in the hips and legs. 

  5. Increased fatigue and low energy level: Towards the end of pregnancy, many women may feel more tired and exhausted. This may be due to hormonal changes, extra weight load and the body's preparations for birth. However, some women experience a sudden increase in the energy level just before birth, known as "nest construction". This may be a sign that the birth is approaching. However, sometimes fatigue can only be common signs that you are struggling to sleep well at night. Some have to pee several times, while others do not find any comfortable sleeping position. 

  6. Nausea and diarrhea: Some women may experience nausea and diarrhea in the days before birth. This may be due to hormonal changes and the body's way of cleaning itself before the big event. If you experience this, it is important to keep you hydrated and contact your doctor if the symptoms persist or worsen. 

Final thoughts: It is important to note that every woman and every pregnancy are unique, and the symptoms of birth may vary. Some women may experience all these symptoms, while others may only experience a few or no at all. It is important to stay calm, listen to your body and seek medical help when you are unsure. Talk to your midwife to get more information about what to expect during birth and how to handle the symptoms in the best possible way. Remember that the birth is a natural process, and with proper support and care you will be able to cope with it better. 


Back to the blog