A 29-year-old female asked:
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had an ingrown hair perhaps on my pregnant belly + scratched my belly gently.worried i could hurt baby with the pressure of scratching? i was gentle.

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Dr. Mary David
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No worry: Scratching your pregnant belly definitely won't hurt your baby. The baby is nicely insulated in the uterus and you would have to hit it pretty hard to hurt it. Your concern tells me what a good mom you are going to be. This is a lucky child.
Answered on Mar 26, 2016
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