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Was standing for half hour periods with 5min rest inbetween for 4hrs doing a maternity photoshoot at 36wks. Tired but wondering now can it harm bub?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Very unlikely

unless you are on bedrest because of something like low fluid or pre eclampsia what you describe is fine.
I have many patients working 8 hour jobs where they stand most of the day, who do so until 38 weeks. The most likely issue would be some swelling of your hands and feet. Baby should be fine.

In brief: Very unlikely

unless you are on bedrest because of something like low fluid or pre eclampsia what you describe is fine.
I have many patients working 8 hour jobs where they stand most of the day, who do so until 38 weeks. The most likely issue would be some swelling of your hands and feet. Baby should be fine.
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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No harm, no foul

There is no associated harm to the fetus when standing.

In brief: No harm, no foul

There is no associated harm to the fetus when standing.
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