How do I check that my baby is healthy after a fall when I’m pregnant?December 03, 2017 03:03 PM
Pregnancy can cause you to feel heavy, bloated and imbalanced. These combined may cause you to trip and fall during pregnancy.
Your primary concern in this case will be your baby, wondering if he is all right. Luckily, the female body is designed to protect the fetus from mild impacts and falls, due to the thickness of the uterine wall. Also, the amniotic fluid is there to protect your fetus from harmful impacts.
Unless the impact is severe, a slight fall will not be dangerous for your baby.
The dangers of falling during pregnancy:
- A serious impact is when a mother falls directly onto her stomach. She might feel some painful contractions as well as other symptoms.
- A placenta abruption could happen as a result of a severe impact, which could prevent proper nourishment of the fetus.
- If the mother falls during the final weeks of pregnancy, it can lead to accelerated premature birth symptoms.
When should I worry?
Immediately seek medical help if you notice any of the following symptoms:
- Bleeding or blood clots.
- Leaking of the amniotic fluid.
- Extreme and unusual abdominal pain.
- Slowed movement of the fetus.
In most of cases of women falling during pregnancy, the baby is delivered without any harm and there is no need to worry. However, always consult with your doctor to ensure your safety as well as your baby’s.