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Old 02-06-2013, 09:58 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Kiliki
ETA: I'm going to add RE:having lots of people around - I was having regular, strong contractions with my 2nd child, I dilated to a 4, then my mom popped in the room and my labor completely stopped. We did everything, even drank a whole bottle of castor oil. Labor did not start again for one WHOLE (very long) week. It was absolutely miserable.

So, yes, although it may not seem like it (and it may not be true for everyone, I don't know) the wrong person or atmosphere can absolutely stop or stall your labor. And that is honestly NO FUN at all.
That is INSANE!

I am fairly sure my labor went slower than it would have due to stress.

But that is just crazy and I would not have expected that.
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