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A MERSEYSIDE doctor today said he would advise against a heavily pregnant woman running the London Marathon.

Wallasey GP Alan Roberts said Phina's run could spark early labour or even cause the baby's head to be wedged in the birth canal.

Also, if there was a lot of fluid around the baby and Phina went into labour, the baby could be born very quickly en route.

Dr Roberts added: "There's an awful lot of potential for complication, so I would have to advise against it - even if she was to walk all the way, she could still get dehydrated."
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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 10, 2008
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