Post # 1
I’m feeling quite bummed today so I figured I would turn to you ladies. You guys always seem to make me feel better and give great advice.
So this day has been terrible from the jump. It started this morning. I was carrying a large box and bumped into a part of my hallway that sticks out. I bumped it pretty hard into my ribcage and it hurt pretty bad. I could feel a mild pain in my abdomen but nothing serious. I called doc just to be safe. She asked if I had any cramping or bleeding.. I told her just mild cramping ( which happens often). She said if it wasn’t a direct hit to abdomen I should be fine. However bc I am rh negative if I thought I needed to I should go to hospital and get rhogham shot. ( I have a rh negative blood type andh blood cannot mix w babys or my body will develop harmful antibodies. Normally I would get the shot at 28 weeks and birth .. However if there is any trauma to abdomen before that time you can get it early. Bc it was not a direct blow to abdomen we both felt I should be ok and decided to wait.
Next, I went to lunch w my boss today and decided to order a hot roast sandwhich. It was delicious but towards the end of me devouring it I realized parts of the meat had a pink tiny to it. Great. Guess I ate undercooked meat for lunch.
Needless to say I feel like a horrible mom to be today and I am having anxiety. Do you ladies think I made an ok decision about not getting the rhogham shot? Do you think the blow to my ribs could cause any real harm?? What about my poor decision for lunch?
I really need to calm down and relax. Any advice would b appreciated. Thanks
Post # 3
My sister’s friend went to the emergency room to be treated for pneumonia and “found out” that she was 7.5 months pregnant. Apparently she was a pretty heavy boozer, drug user, etc. Her baby was born totally normal.
Babies are pretty hardy creatures. I wouldn’t worry about the sandwich. Unless you start bleeding, I wouldn’t worry about hitting your ribs either — your little one is pretty well cocooned in there, and if the doctor’s not worried, I would try not to worry.
Post # 4
Relax…I’m sure the blow to your ribs did nothing at all, and even if it had been a direct blow to your abdomen, I’m sure you would be fine then as well. Baby is VERY well cushioned in there and unless you did something (directly to your abdomen) that was hard enough to leave a bruise, I’d let it go. (Also, it depends on how far along you are…if you are not very far along, the baby is below your pubic bone…and in later weeks, you have to worry more because baby is larger and you have less room for the cushioning fluid…but I’m sure you are just fine!)
As for the meat, I wouldn’t like that either, but I’m sure it will be fine. Often, slow roasted meat keeps a pinkish color even though it’s cooked. Even if that’s not the case, I’m sure you will be fine.
Post # 5
@Sanola831: trust, there will be zillions more times when you think, “shit, am I a bad mom?” The answer is NO. ((((((HUGS)))))) you’ll be fine. If your nervous about the impact, go get the rhogam shot, what will it hurt? It would put your mind at ease. I think you’ll be okay though.
Post # 6
So long as you’re feeling ok now I wouldn’t stress too much over it. The blow to the belly sounds like it was much higher & your baby’s still floating around in lots of cushion. As for the “undercooked” meat: The guidelines for food are really overstated. In reality they just want pregnant women to avoid food poisoning because that is problematic in pregnancy. If you don’t have food poisioning right now, the sandwitch was fine!
Post # 7
I’m sure you’re completely fine! Whenever I worry that something I did might have hurt baby, I just think about all the cavewomen who were pregnant thousands and thousands of years ago — surely their babies weren’t hurt by a little bump to the belly or some potentially undercooked meat, right? I know it’s not a very good comparison, but somehow when I think about all the women who came before me and got through it okay without worrying nearly as much as we do, it helps! It sounds like you’re doing everything you can to make sure baby is okay. No use getting freaked out about the occasional unavoidable bump in the road. As PP mentioned, you’d have to REALLY take a hard blow before baby even felt it. He’s in a happy little bubble in there, doing headstands and whatever else floats his boat. If the doc isn’t worried, then it sounds like you’re good to go!
Post # 8
Thanks guys. I am showered up and in my PJs very early. Hubby is getting us takeout Panera and I’m ready to rest and relax. I’m 16 weeks by the way.. Maybe ill get lucky and feel a first flutter ! That would make this momma feel fabulous!!
Post # 9
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@cmbr: I think my old housemate from uni wins here. She had a pain in the tummy, went to the hospital and out popped the baby! And she’d been heavy boozing almost every weekend! Baby is fine, rarely cries and is a great sleeper.