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Can dehydration cause labor?

Just wondering. I went to the Dr today and.was told I'm dehydrated. I drink a lot of water too. But still wondering if it can cause labor.

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Asked by KaylaMarie425 at 9:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Yes it can, a mom I know is carrying twins and just went into preterm labor because she was dehydrated!

    Answer by AshJoe05 at 9:21 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • indeed it can.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:22 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Dehydration can cause contractions that can usually be stopped.

    Answer by Erin814 at 9:22 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • yes

    Answer by Alynn74 at 9:23 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Yes it can and so can caffeine. Actually that is what I did to tip off labor in my fourth kid. I drank Mountain dew only for 48 hrs. Dehydrated the hell out of me and the caffeine acts as a uterine stimulant. It worked.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 9:23 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Yes, that is one of the leading reasons women go to the hospital with preterm contractions. According to my Lamas instructor


    Answer by PotterMom218 at 9:26 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • yes it can

    Answer by DarkFaery131 at 9:37 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Yes, have you ever been dehydrated? It causes muscle cramps, and the uterus is a big muscle, so ... you get the idea.

    Answer by canadianmom1974 at 9:47 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Yes! It can cause preterm labor! That is VERY dangerous.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 9:50 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

  • Yes it can. I was in labor for 10 hrs before I went to the hospital with my son and they were going to send me home because I was only 2cm dialated which I had been for 4 weeks until the dr checked my urine sample and said I needed to be started on fluids because I was so dehydrated. I started dialating after that and I had him 9hrs later. Be careful because it can start labor but it can also stop you from dialating.

    Answer by jnsdrf at 9:52 PM on Jul. 7, 2010

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