A member asked:

On my monthly exam my doctor presses really hard on my belly and uterus to the point i'm uncomfortable will it harm the baby?

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Dr. Alan Patterson answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Your doc and tell your doc not to press so hard, in my opinion and i deliver babies no reason to press hard.

Answered Jun 21, 2013



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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Baby is floating around in a water bed with a buffer of fluid surrounding all structures. The exam you describe allows the doc to see if your pattern of progress is in line with your dates. It is pretty standard and most of us went thru the same kind of exam when we were in the womb.

Answered Mar 31, 2015



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