A 26-year-old female asked:
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do labor contractions make you tired?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
26 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes.: They call it labor for a reason - it is not only painful, but also exhausting. Good hydration and adequate caloric intake throughout labor (by adding sugar to the intravenous fluids) helps along, as does a good epidural anesthesia.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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