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What causes shaken baby syndrome ? Can activities such as dancing , having sex or exercising while pregnant cause this ? Can u shake a baby in womb?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Physical contact

SBS generally occurs when a frustrated parent or caregiver holds a baby by the chest with both hands and shakes it in a fit of rage.
This can result in broken blood vessels in the eyes and brain, brain hemorrhage, subtle bone fractures and more. The fluid of the womb cushions the fetus, SBS cannot happen in the womb.

In brief: Physical contact

SBS generally occurs when a frustrated parent or caregiver holds a baby by the chest with both hands and shakes it in a fit of rage.
This can result in broken blood vessels in the eyes and brain, brain hemorrhage, subtle bone fractures and more. The fluid of the womb cushions the fetus, SBS cannot happen in the womb.
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