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Randallstown, MD
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can heavy lifting cause placenta abruption? can it cause harm? i'm 38weeks and been lifting heavy things preparing for the baby & the baby's room

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Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 42 years experience
Not necessarily: you need to have risk factors for the placental ubruption, as high blood pressure, abnormally situated placenta, etc, if the baby is kicking well , no pain, no vaginal bleeding, you should be fine, in addition to avoiding over-exertion and having enough rest as you can afford, call your doctor for an exam / ultrasound for reassurance
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