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How can acute stress trigger premature delivery?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
During periods of acute stress, adrenaline increases and this redistributes blood flow to your heart and brain from your uterus. In cases of extreme and unexpected periods of acute stress, decreased uterine blood flow can cause the fetus to panic, triggering premature delivery.
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