CAN ANXIETY CAUSE PRETERM LABOR?? LOST MY BABY BOY AT 23 WEEKS PREGNANCY LAST WEEK :(

Mia - posted on 09/25/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My husband and I have been trying to conceive for 4 years and has undergone hormone therapy and fertility drugs coz I had PCOS and Hyperplasia w/o Atypia (polyps) in the endometrium. Finally, this year I conceived a baby boy, a miracle! However, around the time I knew I was pregnant, I had some spotting... was given progesterone and sent home. I was feeling all the normal symptoms... except that there would be times when I'd get anxious... "overly" anxious that I would feel my uterus cramping. To make the story short... I had been put on a bed rest most of the time due to cramping and spotting...I had several episodes of being stressed over "nothing" ... my family is okay, my husband is loving, but I just felt very very emotional and overthinking, Ironically... I dont have the energy to talk to anyone either.THEN, in August, my cervix had begun to dilate.. I was just 19 weeks pregnant and it's dilating at 1cm... I was hospitalized, given duvadilan drips and progesterone, again sent home... After that, I felt very strange over my pregnancy... Instead of embracing the life inside of me, I've become distant.. like I was preparing to lose the baby. I just couldn't see the joy of it anymore, I'd been put on a stricter bed rest and was using a bedpan. At the night I was rushed to the hospital with 5cm dilation at only 23 weeks... I had really bad cramps and red spotting. AT this point, I just want to know if anxiety had led to my uterus cramping and eventually dilation of my cervix??

ADD'L info: when I gave birth to my baby at 23 weeks, he has a true knot on the cord but had a normal heartbeat until I was laboring... he was born alive but passed 2 hrs. later. would've this caused preterm labor too??

sorry this is long.. but I'm devastated, I want answers :'(

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Gena - posted on 09/26/2013

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I am very sorry for your loss,unfortunatly i cant answer the question about anxiety.But you could talk to the doctor about it and ask him for answers.

Jana - posted on 09/25/2013

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Hi ! First I am so sorry for you loss :( This sound to me like classic case of incompetent cervix ! Stress is very bad for you especially when you pregnant but I don't think that is why you went into PTL!

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