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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Updated May 8, 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.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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