Countries living in perilous conditions of military rule or families caught in the crossfire of war are in constant fear and danger. But the stress alone is significant enough to put mothers at risk of losing their child, a new study finds.

The research lead by Tel Aviv University in Israel was published Monday in Psychosomatic Medicine Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine.

Researchers took to Sderot, a western city in Israel, to examine the living situations and surroundings. They found that the women of the rocket-stricken region had a 59 percent miscarriage rate.

Sderot has been under rocket fire from Gaza Strip forces since 2001 and it has killed 13 civilians. Between 2001 and 2008, nearly 1,000 alarms have gone off to warn them of attacks, the alarms would sound immediately and loud then residents only have seconds to take cover or risk being struck.

Liat Lerner-Geva, professor and director of Women and Children's Health Research Unit at Tel Aviv's Sackler Faculty of Medicine, and her team looked at medical records of 1,345 women in the city who endured loud alarms and rocket fires and compared them to 2,143 women in Kiryat Gat who were living outside the range of missiles.

The women from Kiryat Gat experienced 4.7 percent of miscarriages, while Sderot had a 6.9 percent miscarriage rate.

An early intervention of prenatal care is advised as some of the solutions that could reduce stress for expecting mothers.

"Most of the Sderot pregnant women receive prenatal care through community health clinics," Lerner-Geva said in a statement. "This presents an opportunity to run preventive interventions to reduce stress or even provide one-on-one counseling."

The team wants to follow-up on a study with Sderot and find out whether continuous stress would cause negative outcomes during birth, i.e. premature delivery or underweight babies.

According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, increased levels of stress during pregnancy could lead to high blood pressure, which results in increased chances of preterm labor or a low birth-weight baby. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that normally occurs in 8 percent of women while pregnant. It also adds to previous problems by increasing the mother's chance of smoking and drinking.