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Can Stress Cause A Miscarriage
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Can stress hurt my baby? I have been stressing a lot lately. Could it cause a miscarriage or hurt my baby? How does it affect the baby? Help
Effects are limited: Stress can affect your heart rate, hormone levels, metabolism, sleep, and immune system as well as many other health functions. It can affect your pregnancy too. It is however, unlikely to cause a miscarriage or immediate harm to your baby. See your doctor or therapist for ways to reduce or control your stress. ...Read more
Not likely, but...: Pregnancy can be stressful to some women, but more commonly has a calming affect on women, anxiety reducing, relaxation increasing. Also, will not likely change the development/normality of the in-utero fetus. Premature labor or adverse symptoms experienced--and certainly alcohol, many drugs--by the mother can affect the baby. Discuss with ob, join a pregnant women's group, relaxation exercises. ...Read more
Many things possible: Any woman may have a miscarriage, as a normal part of life. If a woman has recurrent miscarriages, there are some known causes (other than bad luck) such as genetic disorders (like a chromosomal abnormality), autoimmune causes (like anti-phospholipid syndrome), anatomic causes (such as a malformed uterus), and environmental causes (like smoking). ...Read more
Can a heated argument cause a miscarriage...I was screaming and crying... I was stressing out....? I'm so worried
What is the cause of Missed Miscarriage, my baby stopped growing at 8w3d? I blame myself and i am stressed because i think something is wrong with me
A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a fetus before the 20th week of pregnancy. (Pregnancy losses after the 20th week are called preterm deliveries.) A miscarriage may also be called a "spontaneous abortion." This refers to naturally occurring events, not medical ...Read more
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