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MrChris80 October 23rd, 2014 6:29am

Power of positive thinking: do you think pregnant women who go into labor with confidence and a positive attitude have less complications than women who go in worried and with a negative attitude?

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MrChris80 California
10/23/14 9:40 am

Whoa, my poll closed in 9 hours. Thats a record... Maybe I should consider upgrading...

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/23/14 8:46 am

More definitely than probably.

singkitty In the cloud
10/23/14 5:32 am

Absolutely! The better the attitude the easier the delivery. If you're stressed and negative your not doing yourself or baby any favors.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
10/23/14 5:22 am

The mothers attitude effects the baby so I would imagine so

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/23/14 4:38 am

They think they know, then when it happens it all goes out the window, that's why husbands in the delivery room get called every name in the book!

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/23/14 8:50 am

And men should endure some grief in labor and delivery. They should be there and they should see it all. Experience the pain you are a part of.

Getting off my soap box now.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
10/23/14 10:02 am

Come on smiley, if men had to endure .01% of the pain of child birth, there wouldn't be anymore pregnant women!

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/23/14 11:30 am

Life would end because men couldn't and wouldn't do it.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/23/14 12:03 am

Only on the margins. Most pregnancy complications occur or are in the works long before labor and delivery.

MrChris80 California
10/23/14 12:13 am

Sure. But I wonder, first, if such a study has been done, and secondly, if worry causes stress and stress causes high blood pressure and high blood pressure leads to complications.

WildRice With a side of sass
10/23/14 6:04 am

I'm sure it does to some degree but I know that wasn't true for me. I was super pumped for my first labor but after two days of active labor I ended up with an emergency c. Where I'm sure my positive attitude helped in those days it wasn't enough

WildRice With a side of sass
10/23/14 6:05 am

... To keep everything safe enough to deliver naturally