Just slipped and fell – calm me down!

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

LyndaButterfly:  Chances are you will be fine. That baby is well protected and cushioned in the amniotic fluid.

Watch for any symptoms and see the doctor if you are concerned.

Post # 3
951 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - City Hall!

Babys are so so so protected in there!!! I’m sure you’ll be okay. Just keep an eye on things! 

Post # 4
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

LyndaButterfly:  I’d be more worried about hitting your head. Your baby is nestled in amniomic fluid, protected by organs, membranes, and muscles. It takes a lot to impact. You would need a very hard, long fall. You will be fine!

Post # 6
6666 posts
Bee Keeper

Ouch. I’m sure the baby will be fine. I would call your doctor to get advice on what to look for and what do, and not to do,  if the pain gets worse. I would also document the incident in writing with the manager of the store, as a precaution, and so they will be a lot more careful in the future. 

Post # 8
1487 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

When I was 8 1/2 months pregnant I totally bit it. I tripped on a crack in the sidewalk outside our house at night. I went flying and tried to protect my belly as well as I could in that split second and landed sort of on my side, but definitely on my belly too. My one pair of expensive maternity jeans tore at the knees and I was bleeding all over. We went to the ER and everything was totally fine! I’m sure it’s fine! Ugh there are so many things to worry yourself over when you’re pregnant aren’t there?

Post # 9
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I fell down the stairs at 8 weeks and all was good. As long as you have no bleeding you should be just fine. Babe is small and well cushioned! 🙂 

Post # 10
560 posts
Busy bee

LyndaButterfly:  Could you put a hot water bottle under your back tonight? Not too hot, just to soothe any aches..

Post # 11
4483 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

My friend fell on ice while pregnant too. Her happy, healthy child is 5 years old now. I’m sure it’s scary, but chances are good that baby is doing just fine 🙂

Post # 13
3756 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I fell down the stairs at 4.5 weeks.. it was scary but everything was fine, I’m 12.5 weeks now. 🙂

Post # 14
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I hit a bunch of bad potholes while driving in early pregnancy and had similar freak out moments.  As everyone said, you’re perfectly fine.  I think falls are more dangerous in later pregnancy because the placenta can detach (abruption).

Post # 15
3119 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m sorry you fell, but babies are so, so snuggled in, insulated, and protected at this stage. Call your doctor if you’re really worried. My 140lb dog fell right on my stomach when she was trying awkwardly to climb into bed when I was around 30 weeks, and my doctor wasn’t even worried about it then. 

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