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Can stress cause preterm birth when your pregnant?
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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Stress
There is some evidence that stress can contribute to preterm labor but as a single cause this would be unlikely.
1 in 10 pregnancies are preterm and the exact cause is not known. Hope this helps.

In brief: Stress
There is some evidence that stress can contribute to preterm labor but as a single cause this would be unlikely.
1 in 10 pregnancies are preterm and the exact cause is not known. Hope this helps.
Dr. Kevin Daus
Dr. Kevin Daus
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Absolutely!
There is no question that sustained and/or severe maternal stress can trigger preterm labor and birth - and we now know of the actual biochemical pathway involved in these cases (crh, maternal-fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation and placental production of excess estrogen with decrease in progesterone).
That is why pregnant women should try to maintain their cool and optimism!

In brief: Absolutely!
There is no question that sustained and/or severe maternal stress can trigger preterm labor and birth - and we now know of the actual biochemical pathway involved in these cases (crh, maternal-fetal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activation and placental production of excess estrogen with decrease in progesterone).
That is why pregnant women should try to maintain their cool and optimism!
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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