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    Default Can stress bring on labour

    I know it sounds like a dumb question. But can stress sometimes cause preterm labour? Im not talking just a couple if rough days, im talking weeks (months even) of medium to high stress and anxiety.

    me + he = dd1 (July 2007), dd2 (July 2010), dd3 (August 2012), dd4 (due May 2014) + sil (1997)

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    When I was pregnant with my first I found out my dad was sick and then terminal. When I asked my ob about the stress and anxiety on the baby she answered they are tougher then we give them credit. He was born perfectly heathy.

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    Thanks ladies. Very reassuring.

    me + he = dd1 (July 2007), dd2 (July 2010), dd3 (August 2012), dd4 (due May 2014) + sil (1997)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CitrusRain View Post
    I hope everything is ok lil miss
    No not really. But my beautiful midwife has put me in touch with a social worker to help with it all. Just been 6 months of pure hell, the only positive being the little person growing inside me (which is now also causing me to stress combined with other stuff).

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    I know stress can bring on high blood pressure during pregnancy and then in my case an early delivery due to BP being out of control.

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    I was faced with the most stressful situation I've ever been under when I was 30 weeks and bub and I were both fine. I was also worried about going into labour early because of it

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    I think so, with my last bub I went into preterm labour and I hadn't with my previous pregnancies.
    I attribute the early labour to having a toddler to look after and no real help, buying a house and moving, and having my parents move in... there's no medical proof just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ciaomamma View Post
    I think so, with my last bub I went into preterm labour and I hadn't with my previous pregnancies.
    I attribute the early labour to having a toddler to look after and no real help, buying a house and moving, and having my parents move in... there's no medical proof just my opinion.
    I agree with this. I was put under severe stress due to an issue at work completely out of my control. I am a very organised person and this issue was incredibly overwhelming for me. I literally stayed awake and lost sleep at night. After many discussions and a new manager the issue was resolved and no longer a problem. A week later I went into preterm labour with no other explanation. My baby was 6 weeks early.

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    Lots of hugs little miss. I hope things improve for you and you get to enjoy your last months of pregnancy. Take care


 

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