Is Barometric Pressure Related to Pregnancy Labor?

Is Barometric Pressure Related to Pregnancy Labor?

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There are many conflicting views on the exact effect of barometric pressure in the body. For example, some believe that it can cause physical issues, such as chronic pain and joint problems. Pregnant women also notice changes in barometric pressure. Some see symptoms, such as nausea, gas and headaches. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Other pregnant women also believe that changes in barometric pressure affects the amount of pain that they feel during labor. Along with this, there is also some evidence that supports the idea that sudden changes in this pressure can actually induce premature labor.

Studies in the early 80s have also shown that women seem to have a significant increase in complications when they have changes to their barometric pressure. The most common times for this pressure to chance and affect labor is towards the end of the pregnancy.

Along with causing issues with the pregnancy, changes to the barometric pressure can also increase the danger that the mother is in when she goes into labor. It can affect the nervous system, which can affect the body’s ability to control heart and respiration rate.

Another issue that can be found during the delivery process is the way that the joints are affected by barometric pressure changes. This could cause a great deal of additional pain or even new pain when a woman is giving birth.

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Dr. Renee Hanton, MD
Dr. Renee Hanton, MD | ConceiveEasy
Dr. Renee Hanton is ConceiveEasy's Senior Physician with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility. Dr. Hanton specializes in the endocrine causes of infertility, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)