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What can cause pre-term labor?

Will walking a lot and picking up heavy things cause pre-term labor?

Submitted by Truax_brandy

Routine walking and lifting are not associated with pre-term labor in healthy pregnant women.  However, some physicians may recommend limited physical activity such as running, heavy lifting, sexual intercourse, etc., if a patient has a history of documented risk factors for pre-term labor. In addition, it is never recommended that pregnant women begin new vigorous physical routines that their body hasn't been conditioned to prior to pregnancy.

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