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Fear-induced labor I am writing a fiction book and was wondering if fear can induce labor in a woman who is almost ready to give birth anyway?

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Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Many things can

Bring on labor, have not heard that fear can cause labor because many women are scared of labor and that does not cause them to go into labor.

In brief: Many things can

Bring on labor, have not heard that fear can cause labor because many women are scared of labor and that does not cause them to go into labor.
Dr. Alan Patterson
Dr. Alan Patterson
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Dr. Bradley Moore
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Extreme

Extreme stress can cause labor, even preterm labor.
It would have to be pretty bad fear, but i think it sounds plausible for a book.

In brief: Extreme

Extreme stress can cause labor, even preterm labor.
It would have to be pretty bad fear, but i think it sounds plausible for a book.
Dr. Bradley Moore
Dr. Bradley Moore
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