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A 38-year-old female asked:

Is there fact to too much rubbing belly in first trimester cause increased body temperature that may provoke miscarriage or preterm labor? doc said so

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Rubbing the belly surface won't increase one's body temperature inside. The skin may get a little warmer where one rubs. Nothing unusual happens to the baby, because the baby is inside, at a stable temperature. So, if any baby problems arise, they are not due to rubbing the belly surface.

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Last updated Jun 25, 2015

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