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Can Stress Cause Contractions

Can Stress Cause Contractions?

Most of us have seen enough movies with pregnant women to know the trope of a woman spontaneously going into labor during a stressful moment. We have seen this happen so many times that most of us assume that stress can absolutely trigger contractions and a spontaneous birth. In reality, the truth isn’t that simple.

5 ways to manage labor pains

Most women rate the labor pains at a ten on a scale from one-to-ten. At the very end of your labor process, your doctor will ask you to “push” during contractions. Pushing generally goes a lot quicker than you might imagine. For most women, labor contractions are more painful than the final pushing because they