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Can stress cause labor?

I was really stressed yesterday, and later that night I went into labor. Could it have been the stress?

 
AuroraPlus4

Asked by AuroraPlus4 at 8:15 PM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Could be! I still (jokingly) blame my husband for the early arrival of our second child. He up and quit his job with me 6 months pregnant in the middle of a recession. The following 2 months of stress surely caused my water to break at 35 weeks!

    Hormones are crazy and stress really effects them. That same son (now 21 mo) was just hospitalized with pneumonia and stress caused both a severe drop in milk production and the delay of my period.
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 8:20 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Yes. High amounts of stress can cause it.
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 8:17 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • stress can definitely be a factor and it can also affect the babys health.
    foxracing43701

    Answer by foxracing43701 at 8:18 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Ok thank you... I know I should know this, as I am now in labor with my 5th child, but I was just wondering
    AuroraPlus4

    Comment by AuroraPlus4 (original poster) at 8:19 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • yes
    zebbiebug

    Answer by zebbiebug at 8:32 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • yup!! i didn't tell my parents i was pregnant.. they found out when i was 7 months i was so stressed i had an emergency c section about 3 weeks after that
    knm51504

    Answer by knm51504 at 8:56 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

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