Pregnancy, Stress and MiscarriageHere's another one...another article about how stress may affect pregnancy hormones leading to miscarriage.
I know this topic has a lot of conflicting information...some sources say there's no connection between stress and miscarriage and other sources, like this one, connect the two. I'm a firm believer
Arck monitored the progress of 864 pregnant women. She took blood samples at the start of their pregnancies, and asked them to fill in standard questionnaires to measure their own perceptions of stress.
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She found that the 55 women who miscarried were more likely to have reported stress than the others. And these women were also more likely to have had lower progesterone and lower PIBF levels, Arck told a meeting of the British Society for Endocrinology in London last week.
The results are not conclusive proof that stress increases the risk of miscarriage. "But it's bound to make it more scientifically plausible," says Alison Douglas of the University of Edinburgh in the UK, who chaired the conference session.