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#1 of 7 Old 08-10-2011, 02:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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my son spilled some water and I walked right into it and fell pretty hard. I actually landed on my left arm and rolled onto my belly with a thud but now I'm really worried. I would call my obgyn and make an appointment for tomorrow but I'm on vacation over 1,000 miles from home so my only option would be the ER. I'm not sure if the ER is necessary. Any advice would be appreciated. thanks.

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There is a lot of padding going on in there right now so I wouldn't sweat it, but if you feel a call is worthwhile than call. If nothing else, your OB may give you peace of mind.

I fell straight on my belly in the third trimester with my daughter (slipped on ice in the winter) and followed the "don't worry until contracting or bleeding" philosophy. It seemed to work for me then.

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It should be fine. Babies are really well padded in there. As Angela said, just watch for contractions or bleeding. I doubt either is likely from what you describe, though.


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Thanks for the replies. I tend to be a worrier and overly cautious when pregnant. Your reassurance is helpful. No contractions or bleeding so I think I'll just take a warm bath and relax. Thanks mamas smile.gif

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What blood type are you? If you are RH negative then often a blow to the belly is reason to at least consider/research a Rhogam shot.


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I am RH negative... I didn't even think of that. Thank you.

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You would need to get the shot within 72 hours of falling for it to make any difference if you wanted to get it.


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