A 40-year-old member asked:
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does the body always curl into the fetal position to protect itself?

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Dr. Joseph Schifilliti
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Interesting question: It certainly seems common to find that the fetal position is often assumed in order to decrease abdominal pains. I suppose it also offers some degree of protection also.
Answered on Dec 31, 2018
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