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Can stress really cause miscarriages?

Asked by Mom2BDec2010 (2666points) August 14th, 2010

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Pupsdruese's avatar

Yes it can. Try to stay calm focus your mind and think positiv.
So I do (I´m an unemployed German Guy but i never surrender o let me take down (sorry for my bad english as i say i´m from Germany) STAY STRONG
Good luck
Greets pupsdruese

marinelife's avatar

“Stress has long been suspected as a possible cause of miscarriage, with several studies indicating an increased risk among women reporting high levels of emotional or physical turmoil in their early months of pregnancy or just before conception.”

Web MD

Seek's avatar

That’s a hard question to answer from a real-world perspective.

Obviously, there isn’t a pregnant woman on the planet that isn’t under stress.

While doctors say that stress can contribute to miscarriage, they don’t really know why. They think that the release of one hormone (CRH, I think) contributes… but they also think that it might be CRH affecting these mast cells, which in response release histamines and various other chemicals, and that is what contributes to early labor, low birth weight, and miscarriage.

There have also been some studies that didn’t correlate stress with miscarriage at all. One stated that women under a lot of stress are more likely to smoke or use drugs, and that could be a contributor to miscarriage. Some also say that depression is a big contributor for multiple miscarriages.

Of course, it’s a good thing to reduce stress in any way you can. Cut back on caffeine, do some yoga every day, take a warm bath… none of that is negative.

Cruiser's avatar

Stress is a major trigger of a lot of health and mental issues. I would most certainly look towards stress “assisting” with a miscarriage but I would doubt it is the prime reason for the miscarriage.

Frenchfry's avatar

I think it would… What you do and feel does effect the baby. Stay out of the hot heat too. I had one due to that. I was fishing and went home. and lost the baby that night, So if you are prego. Just careful When you do feel stress. Do somethings that is stress reliever.Like Seek Kolinahr said.

Winters's avatar

Yes, my mom had a total of three miscarriages, two of which were lost due to stress.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I think so – I think I miscarried due to stress.

faye's avatar

I agree it would contribute, mind-body connection, but, of course, not all. I’m taking about stressed out unmarried teens who would love to miscarry.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I think severe unremitting stress can be a contributing factor to pregnancy loss. Pregnant women frequently worry about potential threats to their pregnancy and they benefit in many ways from learning to manage stress effectively. I wish you a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.

Aster's avatar

From major fright it can. I was asleep in my MIL’s guestroom and pregnant. There was suddenly a huge clap of thunder and the HOUSE SHOOK (I’m convinced it was on 3’ centers haha) and I got a Big cramp. I never said anything about it. until now

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