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A 29-year-old female asked:

28wks pregnant. anterior placenta. sometimes i gently press on my belly to stimulate baby to move. can this cause placenta abruption?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
No: Gently pressing the uterus will not lead to an abruption. It is normal for moms to feel and touch their abdomen when pregnant
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