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Pregnant Fall

Hi Ladies,
Im 17 weeks pregnant and when I got out of my car I slipped and fell on ice, I landed on my butt, but it was a pretty hard fall. The side of my butt really hurts. Should I call and tell my doctor? I can feel the baby move.

What can I do next?

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No I had someone ram a door into my stomach so hard it made a huge bruse. I called the doctor and said as long as you can feel the baby everything is ok. Also the baby is super protected in it's water bath. But if makes you feel better go ahead and call

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I fell out of bed when I was about 8 months pregnant. I landed on my hands and knees and didn't land on my stomach. I didn't go to the doctor. A week or so later when I went to the OB for my regular visit I told her what happened and she was SO MAD that I didn't call her immediately.... I would call the doctor.

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I tripped over a garden hose in my garage. I landed on my hands and knee's but I stopped feeling the baby move after that. I went in and had another ultrasound and all was good, but I'm sooo glad I went in and got checked out. So I would go and get seen.

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I would call and tell your doctor, but if you're feeling baby move and YOU'RE okay, then it's probably nothing to worry about. The womb is natures best suspension system/air bag... the brute force of the fall have to seriously injure YOU to hurt baby (broken ribs, broken spine type injuries). I was in not one, but TWO serious car accidents when I was pregnant... man was I sore! But baby was fine... think about what the force it would take for the shockwave to get to the baby. The force would have to go through your fatty tissue and muscles... plus all that amniotic fluid. That fluid flows everything down. As long as baby is bumping around and you're not leaking, baby is okay (but sorry about your butt!) Call your doc so you feel better, and stay off the ice :)

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Anytime you have a fall while pregnant it's a good idea to let your doctor know and let them decide what needs to be done, if anything.

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Your baby is protected by an amazing cushion of amniotic fluid and your abdominal tissues. Babies in the womb survive astounding accidents - and as long as your fluids and blood supply are fine, and you didn't fall on your abdomen - I'm sure nothing's wrong with baby. Check YOURSELF out and if the bruise gets more serious or if you begin to have weird pain then you need to see your primary doctor for you. But I'm sure baby is fine

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You could ask, but I'm sure you are fine... especially if it's only your butt that hurts, not your stomach, and baby is moving. My cousin landed hard on her stomach when she was 5 months prego, freaked us all out, but she was fine. Your body is made to protect that baby. :)

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Call the nurse's desk or whoever they have for call-ins and check. Most of the time babies are just fine (they have a lot more padding and support than we do!), but you will feel better if you ask. Take it easy just for your own movement though if you can. You might get a bit more sore. Ice stinks.

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I would just mention it on my next visit to the OB. My sister fell down some subway steps very hard when she was 8mths pregnant! She landed on her side. She was bruised but the baby came out okay. If you start to experience any pain in your stomach or sides, then I think you should go to the Dr. If you really nervous about the fall, call the doc just to be certain.
Good Luck.

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I think you'll be fine baby has more cushion inside there than your butt has,if landed on your tummy call right away.If you have any cramping spotting or bleeding call right away you maybe sore for a day or two take some Tylenol if it is ok to take during your pregnancy take a warm bath put your feet up call it a day.
I fell down the stairs with all 3 pregnancies only because I couldn't see my feet or where the next step was lol.It did hurt but I was fine so was baby

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No I had someone ram a door into my stomach so hard it made a huge bruse. I called the doctor and said as long as you can feel the baby everything is ok. Also the baby is super protected in it's water bath. But if makes you feel better go ahead and call

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I doubt your doctor will do much if you can feel the baby moving. They might ask you to come in for an exam just be on the safe side. My sister-in-law fell on her butt when she was pregnant. No problems for the baby but she broke her ankle. I hope you start feeling better quickly.

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I would call your chiropractor if you can feel the baby move and just make sure the pelvis is moving properly, so the rest of your pregnancy goes well. When the pelvis "off", it can cause the baby to sit to one side or even move into a breech presenation signing you up for a c-section. Not to mention, an uncomfortable pregnancy and even if you have a vaginal delivery, it can make things much harder.

http://icpa4kids.org/Chiropractic-Research/Pregnancy-and-...

I've been adjusted through ALL of my pregnancies and was able to deliver a 10 pound 4oz baby with a nuchal hand vaginally without any tearing.

A friend went to my same chiro and she wasn't adjusted with her first and had awful pain, a long delivery, tore and all sorts of problems. She finally got adjusted with her 2nd pregnancy about monthly and caught her own baby at home - she's 5'1" and her son was 12 pounds....no tearing.

Another friend had 3 labors that all lasted 18 hours. She started getting adjusted with pregnancy #4 and didn't believe me when I told her it made things go faster. Well, from the first contraction to the birth was 4 hours.

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You are probably fine, but I would call the doctor. My main concern would be that there could be an issue with the placenta. They may want to do an u/s to check everything. The baby is pretty well protected in there.

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I fell hard on my butt when i was about 30ish weeks, and the baby was fine, even though my bottom hurt. If you can still feel the baby move, he/she is probably ok. It wouldnt hurt to mention it to your doctor. I fell down the stairs onto my hands and knees when I was 35 weeks and my doc was pretty po'd that I waited 4 days until my appt to tell her about it, even though I felt the baby move around and she was fine.

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I fell out of bed when I was about 8 months pregnant. I landed on my hands and knees and didn't land on my stomach. I didn't go to the doctor. A week or so later when I went to the OB for my regular visit I told her what happened and she was SO MAD that I didn't call her immediately.... I would call the doctor.

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I would just to see what they say. :) better to be safe than sorry

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You didnt hit your belly, so no worries. However call doc and make sure you didnt fracture something, but you have plenty of time to heal before kiddo is born.

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With my last pregnancy I fell on ice (in my doctor's parking lot!) at 6 months and then had my car go off the road on an icy day and roll when I was 8 months along! We landed upside down and I was literally hanging by my seatbelt! Baby was fine both times - I'm a firm believer in the cushioning properties of amniotic fluid! LOL You're probably fine, but you can call for advice and see what the doc says - they may want you to come in for an ultrasound just to make sure. Good luck!

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