My sister was in a car accident… and shes pregnant

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh hun, I’m sending positive thoughts her way!  

Also, I believe the age of viability is 24 weeks?  (give or take a week) 

My coworker had her twins at 32 weeks and each was over 4lbs and are now thriving, happy, healthy 2 year olds!


Post # 4
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Did she see the doctor??? There is a serious risk of placental abruption when you’re in a car accident.. my Brother’s gf lost her baby at 38 weeks after she was in a serious car accident and her placenta abrupted, and the baby passed immediately. I know this will freak you out, but I just want to emphasize how serious it *could* be.

Is she still feeling movement? If yes, she’s probably 100% fine. First thing is she needs to do though, is to be checked out with ultrasound right away.


Post # 5
6171 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

take a deep breath.  is your sister ok?  at 8 months, the baby is safe to be born.  it will be tiny, but things could be ok.


Post # 6
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I hope your sister is okay! sending positive thoughts your way.

Post # 7
3769 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

Sorry to hear about your sister. I am guessing they are monitoring the baby and depeding on what week she is in her pregnancy possibly giving her steroids to help the babie’s lungs develop a litte faster. Some times they are able to stop labor, somethimes not, but baby is far enough along that for the most part it should be ok.

Sending lots of hugs and prayers to you and your family!

Post # 8
184 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way!!<3

Post # 9
1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsPaperFlowers: Okay, I found the thread! I am sorry this happened, but I bet your sister will be just fine. I don’t know for sure of course, but babies are pretty tough and if anything she might have to deliver early, but she is definitely at the point where that should be safe. Stress can cause contractions, so she might stop having them after a little bit of time has passed. Fingers crossed!

Post # 10
2884 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

as pp said, age of viability is 24 weeks (where doctors will work to save a baby if premature) even though 8 months is early, if the baby comes now then with a little bit of help  it will almost certainly be fine. its preemie babys that are born aroudn 6-7 months that generally really struggle if that premature

hopefully they will stop the contractions and everything will be fine. im sure theyre taking good care of her

Post # 13
2696 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@MrsPaperFlowers:  In that case, I’m sure she and baby will be fine. They would have checked all of the basics. The stress off the accident could be causing her contrations. Even if they cannot stop them, a baby at this point would have more chances to be ok then not. There may be a few hurdles (lung development, etc) but chances are in her favour that baby would be fine!

Post # 14
3424 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hugs and prayers her way

Post # 15
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsPaperFlowers:  I’d recommend getting to the hospital to be with her just in case. I hope everything works out for her and the baby. My sister is pregnant with twins and I know I’d be beside myself if anything happened to her – or them!

Post # 16
1787 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Thinking of you guys…hope it all goes well.  Keep us updated. 

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