Can a Bumpy Car Ride Cause Labor?

A road full of potholes can make for a seriously bumpy ride. Find out if all that jostling can induce labor.
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ByColleen Canney
Updated
May 2017
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The pregnancy journey can be a long and bumpy road—but a bumpy car ride isn’t going to induce labor. No matter the size of the pothole or speed bump you hit, baby won’t pop out just because a car ride is a little wilder than most.

Your  uterus and the ample protective fluid surrounding baby will keep him safe and cozy in there, so just make sure to buckle up and follow a few special safety rules designed for moms-to-be.

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