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A 16-year-old female asked:

my hub sometimes accidentally hits me in the stomach/uterus/side not hard but enough to worry me! will my baby be ok? i haven't felt it move in awhile

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Accidentally? How?: As in his arm flops onto your abdomen when he's asleep? That wouldn't hurt your fetus. If he hits you while awake, tell your OB right away to get immediate help seeking safety & counseling , because that's simply not acceptable. If you are a victim of domestic abuse, your child will be, also, even if dad never hits him. Also, a noticeable decrease in fetal movement needs to be evaluated asap.

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A 16-year-old female asked:

My hubby sometimes accidentally hits me in the stomach/uterus not hard but to the point where i get really worried is my baby okay? I'm very worried:(

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Accidental...: ...Impacts from collisions between people aren't what we worry about. Intentional battery is a whole lot worse, and more common than most people think. If that's what's going on, get help immediately.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

When does the baby move from the uterus to the stomach ?

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Dr. Christina Adberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Never: The baby grows inside the uterus the entire time. The uterus swells to accommodate the baby's size. As the baby grows, the uterus grows with it. It starts out in the pelvis, and as the pregnancy proceeds, it ends up in the abdomen. The other organs shift and move to get out of the way of the growing uterus. The stomach and intestines can be compressed by the uterus and feel smaller.

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