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A 28-year-old female asked:

33 weeks pregnant. baby kicks are very strong and painful. could a baby's kicks cause placenta abruption? i have an anterior placenta, but no previa.

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Not likely: Fetal movements are not a known cause of placental abruption. This has not been documented in the medical literature. Fetal movements are generally considered to be a good reassuring thing.
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