can coughing bring on labour

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  1. Bingles

    Bingles Proud mum of one

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    I am freaking out I have had a cough since saturday and its driving me nuts but today in work I was told to be very carefull as it could bring on labour. Is this true please help I am going mad
     
  2. jaybee

    jaybee Mum to Tobias & Alexander

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    who told you that???
    Don;t think I ever heard that before!
     
  3. ellahstruts

    ellahstruts Well-Known Member

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    coughing could only bring on labour if your body was ready to labour at the end, such as your waters being ready to go etc, it wil not make a difference to your cervix or anything, and it wont make you labour honestly, people talk such crap sometimes dont believe everythig you hear hunny xxx
     
  4. jackie.d

    jackie.d Mum to 3 boys + 1 girl ♥

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    why would they tell you that? i asked the midwife a good few weeks back about coughing badly and can it do any harm and she told me not at all. :hugs:
    xxx
     
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    Kerrie-x Well-Known Member

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    Is it heck true! I have cystic fibrosis, which is a terminal illness and i've no immune system so constantly have coughs and chest infections! Whoever told you that is stupid
     
  6. Bingles

    Bingles Proud mum of one

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    oh god thankyou I was truly going mad all afternoon thinking my waters were going to break. The woman that told me already has 3 kids and thought it was something she picked up along the way
     
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    I argee with all the above posts. Sounds like a right load of rubbish to me
     
  8. Bingles

    Bingles Proud mum of one

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    This is why I like this forum so full of help :D :hugs:
     
  9. -Linn-

    -Linn- mum of 2

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    I really don't think you have anything to worry about! I got asthma and suffer with bronchitis quite often and I didn't even go into labour with my DD at all. Had to be induced when I was 14 days overdue and I was coughing loads for months! The only thing I found was that it hurts with a big bump!
     
  10. Louise N

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    Agree with the above. And what a lovely thing to say to someone :wacko:

    When I had flu a couple of months ago it brought on my Asthma and I was coughing really hard for days, I could feel my (very little at the time) bump sucking in each time I coughed it was awful. When the doc called to check up on me I asked her about it and she said that coughing can do no harm to the baby at all and it certainly doesn't bring on labour unless you're ready.
     
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    catherineq87 Well-Known Member

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    only if your body is ready 100%. with my 1st i had a serious sneezing fit ... then 2 big 'shows' and labour started but i was 39 weeks so dont worry love xxx
     

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