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April 15th, 2013, 01:44 PM
NinjaCakes's Avatar Awesomesauce
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I've looked online for an answer to this, but I haven't found any verified by a medical source, so I was hoping someone might know. Can stress cause contractions? "Real" or BH - either one.

I ask because I don't know if I should call my doctor about the contractions I had this weekend, or just wait until I see her next week.

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April 15th, 2013, 03:40 PM
doodoosmom's Avatar 4 kids?! Who's counting!
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I'm not 100% sure but I believe they can.

I know last night my daughter accidentally over flowed the bathroom sink which totally flooded her bathroom & it was a huge mess, I stayed totally calm but was definitely stressed & once it was all cleaned up I had really bad pains down low & had to lay down & rest.
Ashley - Wife to Derrick, mommy to Owen-8, Rylan-6 & Addison-3. Baby Nolan is here, born 6/13/13 @ 34 weeks.
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April 15th, 2013, 06:02 PM
sethsgirl's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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I was told yes that they can cause either. "Real" contractions increase in intensity, BHs can sometimes go away if you change positions or drink some water. If I have more than 6 of any type of contractions in an hour I was told to call (this was before I was having them daily and what is routinely said at my OBs office).
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April 15th, 2013, 06:18 PM
lhug_nar's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Yes, stress can cause both. If you have more than 6 in an hour it's a good idea to call your provider.
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April 15th, 2013, 08:19 PM
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At this point since they are gone, they were BH. It is worth mentioning at the the appt. though.
Ethan Michael 6*13*2000, Toryn Elizabeth 6*18*04, Julian Alexander 2*8*08, Jaxson Lea 5*4*12
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April 15th, 2013, 09:36 PM
Kisses-4-Baby's Avatar Super Mommy
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I get an increase in BH if I'm feeling uptight at all. I'd definitely say stress would be one of the main triggers.
Elise, wife to my darling husband Remy (19/08/06) & Mum to Eva (6), Jayden (4), Lily (2)
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April 15th, 2013, 10:37 PM
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Mine are much worse in the eventing and when Im stressed.

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