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Elevation Change cause labor???

Can elevation change cause labor? Im 38 weeks to the day and would be going from about 7000 ft -4000ft and back a few hours later...drive takes about 45 min to an hour?

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dairyberrys

Asked by dairyberrys at 7:51 PM on Jul. 3, 2010 in Pregnancy

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    dairyberrys

    Comment by dairyberrys (original poster) at 7:53 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • A short vacation won't affect your baby, but long-term stays at high altitudes definitely can. Women who live at a high altitude tend to have slightly smaller babies.High-altitude places like Denver (the "Mile High City") even have their own growth charts
    iloveashton804

    Answer by iloveashton804 at 7:53 PM on Jul. 3, 2010

  • No, I don't think this will be an issue at all. I have a difference of 3200 in elevation between where I live and where my ob is. I drove this my entire pregnancy with my first and never even got so much as braxton hicks from it. Same this time around, I go every week now and the change in elevation doesn't affect me one bit.
    Ashes0813

    Answer by Ashes0813 at 6:14 AM on Jul. 4, 2010

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