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A 39-year-old female asked:

Doc said stretching in pregnancy is ok. am i stressing baby if i stretch fwd with belly hitting floor & do i put too much pressure on my back w/weight?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
No: The baby is in the uterus surrounded by a bath of amniotic fluid. Standard physics shows that a fluid cannot sustain a pressure gradient. The baby is well protected.

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Last updated Apr 10, 2016

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