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A 21-year-old female asked:

33 weeks pregnant. feel like babies foot or leg was crushed by my ribs after sitting up too fast. is this possible? it hurt my ribs.

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Dr. Edward Jacobs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Doubtful: Remember that the baby is surrounded by fluid, the amniotic fluid, in a large amniotic sac. It is doubtful that sitting up too fast would cause any harm to the baby, but it is possible you 'pulled a muscle' between your ribs called the intercostal muscle. Move more slowly and deliberately and avoid rapid movements!

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Last updated Mar 29, 2013

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