Real Housewives of Atlanta star Eva Marcelle needs all of our prayers - MTO News confirmed that she was rushed to the hospital last week, after she went into early labor.

Eva is just 31 weeks into her pregnancy.

The reality show beauty was rushed to the emergency room last week in Atlanta, MTO News has confirmed, and was told that she was in labor and that her cervix was dilated to 1 centimeter. 

Obviously this is a dangerous time for Eva and her son Maverick - who is now just 5 lbs.

Eva was admitted to the hospital and released, and now on bed rest, until Maverick is born - which could be any day now. Eva is doing everything she can to try and keep the baby inside her for as long as possible.

So what caused the early contractions? Well, it's not clear.

But we can tell you that the current season of the Atlanta Housewives - which is still filming - has been very stressful for Eva. Here's what the March Of Dimes website says about stress during pregnancy:

High levels of stress that continue for a long time may cause health problems, [and] can increase the chances of having a premature baby (born before 37 weeks of pregnancy) or a low-birthweight baby (weighing less than 5½ pounds).

MTO News spoke with the folks over at Dish Nation, and Eva will be taking a leave of absence from the show.