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A 23-year-old female asked:

I am 37 weeks pregnant. i bent down to pick a heavy iron. i experienced a sharp pain in my belly and i immediately raised. will it affect my baby?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Olson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Not likely: There is not enough room for both you and 37 week fetus to bend over anymore. One of you got pinched, but you are the one that feels it. If fetal motion is still being felt, then baby is ok. If any major concerns, see your ob.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
No: It is very unlikely that what you did caused any harm to the baby. Wish you good health and a healthy baby.

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Last updated Feb 4, 2019

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