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Can arguments/crying and getting stressed cause miscarriage

(9 Posts)
ArgumentAnnie Fri 04-Mar-16 00:12:10

Me and DH have just had a huge fight. Me screaming, crying, storming out, slamming around.

I completely lost it probably due to hormones. Now worried I could have caused a miscarriage. I have had 3 m/c's and have 3 DC so have a fairly high risk of mc. I am also an older mum so higher risk there too.

I'm only 5 weeks but worried that I may have caused a m/c.

Artioo2 Fri 04-Mar-16 00:23:22

There's no link between stress and miscarriage at all. Don't worry, you won't have harmed the baby by arguing. smile

novemberchild Fri 04-Mar-16 00:39:06

Constant, intense stress can cause problems and, theoretically, miscarriage. For example, living in a war zone. One row won't, or there would probably be no babies at all.

cocochanel21 Fri 04-Mar-16 00:50:18

When I was pregnant with Dd2 I was going through a very stressful time with lot's of arguments and crying due to an on going personal matter. At 7mths a tragic bereavement nearly set me over the edge.

Dd2 was born fit and healthy.

Never had a fight with DH when pregnant and always tried to stay calm even in the most stressful situations.
Take Care.

Canyouforgiveher Fri 04-Mar-16 00:53:09

No. But sorry you had that fight and hope you get back into calmer waters for your own sake.

If that kind of stress/fighting caused miscarriages, i wouldn't have been born (child of unmarried mother back in the bad old days whose parents hit the f-ing roof)

cocochanel21 Fri 04-Mar-16 01:18:43

Canyouforgiveher that made me laugh.
Had Dd1 at 15 my parent's didn't hit the roof
My dad went through IT.

novemberchild Fri 04-Mar-16 01:48:42

I argued with DH over him not getting the right cake when I was 5 weeks pregnant. Hmph.

tealoveryum Fri 04-Mar-16 19:33:05

No it can't, OP. Pregnancies have continued in the most traumatic, abusive and stressful situations.

You won't have caused a miscarriage, the stress will affect you not the baby. Congratulations on your pregnancy, I hope things are less stressed n nowflowers

KittyandTeal Fri 04-Mar-16 19:37:57

Whenever I worry about stress in pregnancy I always think about the levels of stress, hunger and physical hardship we (as a species) went through when we were still hunter gatherers.

Our bodies are designed to carry babies even in horrific circumstances.

However, after 3 mcs it's absolutely not surprising you are worried and anxious.

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