Wednesday, April 13, 2011

High Traffic leads to high pre-term birth rate?

Of course as I sit here terrified of impending pre term birth of Critter2 what do I do? Not look at cute happy youtube videos or read my e-books. Nope. I surf the web for all kinds of scary stories of preterm birth. MOMS. We are masochists I tell you! Crazed people who always have to know the worse possible outcome...but only so we can be supermoms and be super prepared, right? I happened across this article about a connection between high traffic roads and preterm birth and thought it interesting. Personally, I do not think that traffic levels play a factor, all by itself. But I do think that people living in higher population volume areas could be at risk for a variety of factors. Pollution, stress and exposure to illness to name a few. However, this study, although interesting does not make me think that the freeway 4 miles from me is going to make my babies come any sooner than they should. In fact it may slow them down given the crazy traffic here in the Houston area. KIDDING!! What do you think?


  1. Interesting! I live in Minneapolis in a fairly highly populated area on a busy street and although the boys were born at 36 weeks it's more likely that was because they were twins and I had extra fluid than anything else. Judah? Well, he was quite content to stay right where he was I think! I'm guessing for me, work stress and being on my feet for 8-10 hours a day and not sleeping more than 5 hours at a time combined with months and months of hyperemesis would have been more to blame. It will be interesting to see what happens if I have another baby and am not working.

  2. Interesting... I don't think it's something to worry about though lol.


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