Low Pressure May Cause Labor

[KMSP Fox 9 News, October 26, 2010] This storm could bring in some record low pressure readings during the next day. If you're an expectant mother it could mean something else: If you're close to your due date, don't be surprised if you go into labor.

For decades, doctors and nurses have noticed that as low pressure systems move in, babies pop out.  Nurses say research shows it's no co-incidence.

"There are a couple of research articles in the journal of obstetrics and gynecology that speak to that. There's one in 1996 that speaks about a significant drop in barometric pressure can cause women to go into labor," said Cindy Osborn from United Birth Center. Watch the story below.

Posted on October 27, 2010 in KMSPTV NewsUnited Hospital

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