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#31 of 37 Old 10-28-2011, 06:16 PM
 
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I was feeling the boredom, too, until I feel on the stairs today!  I had finally started relaxing, and I have to admit it scared me.  My Sears book and online sources say it isn't a big deal, unless mom is seriously hurt baby is rarely affected, but it has shaken me up.  I called my OB, who is very midwifey about birth, and teaches hypnobirthing, but I felt like she worried me more than I was.  I explained I stumbled down 2-3 stairs, caught myself on my left hand and right knee, didn't land on my butt or bump my tummy at all.  She said she needs to see me next week, take it easy, watch for slow  down in movement (he's been moving plenty), etc. She said a placental tear can happen...don't tell me that! I guess I can only expect her to be cautious, I just wish she'd be more reassuring.  I'm trying to focus on feeling the baby move, and getting back to my happy place : ) Anyone who wants to reassure me is welcome to.

 

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I was feeling the boredom, too, until I feel on the stairs today!  I had finally started relaxing, and I have to admit it scared me.  My Sears book and online sources say it isn't a big deal, unless mom is seriously hurt baby is rarely affected, but it has shaken me up.  I called my OB, who is very midwifey about birth, and teaches hypnobirthing, but I felt like she worried me more than I was.  I explained I stumbled down 2-3 stairs, caught myself on my left hand and right knee, didn't land on my butt or bump my tummy at all.  She said she needs to see me next week, take it easy, watch for slow  down in movement (he's been moving plenty), etc. She said a placental tear can happen...don't tell me that! I guess I can only expect her to be cautious, I just wish she'd be more reassuring.  I'm trying to focus on feeling the baby move, and getting back to my happy place : ) Anyone who wants to reassure me is welcome to.

 

I so know how scary that can be.  When I was pregnant with my 2nd, I fell all the way down a flight of stairs.  Concrete ones, outside at our house in Bali.  I was pretty scratched up and called the MW over.  She listened with the doppler to assure me we could hear the babe.  I actually went into shock and started throwing up; I was so freaked out.  All was totally fine though.  No placenta tears or bleeding or anything.  She's a boisterous 3.5 year old now. 



 


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tobemomof3 - I hope you're okay! Not fun to have your care provider getting you all stressed out. Didn't sound like too bad of a fall though.

 

Last night I choked on my water due to it going down the wrong pipe, and since I'm getting over a cold and pregnancy has made my gag reflex super sensitive, I threw up! I made it to the bathroom but most of it ended up on my feet. It was horrible! And I had to clean it up since my DH would have thrown up too. Then I couldn't sleep because I kept coughing. Ugh. And today posting on Facebook about how do people get pregnant more than once on purpose and commenting how I threw up my water, my friend commented how wonderful her pregnancy was and how it was everything she hoped it would be! That got me all riled up! Who says that to a hormonal pregnant person?! Instead of shrugging it off like I normally would, I said "Good for you, you can have a 1000 babies and I don't want to hear any crap from anyone about us only having 1". Some people have no tact, and pregnancy has made me feisty.


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tobemomof3, i fell when i was preggers with dd, not badly, but my mother in law told me a story about how she fell out of a tree (???!!!) when preggers with my dh!  they're so padded in there, try not to worry!

 

kaydove, that's weird-- i've been doing that too... the other day, i took a huge gulp of water and choked-- spit it all over my desk at work, in front of several people then coughed and coughed.  so embarrassing. 


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I have a good friend who just became a CNM and she was very reassuring that my OB's reaction was a "medical model" reaction.  It makes me wish I was with a midwife, but I just didn't find a group in my area that was small enough for me.  My OB delivers all of her own patients, which is what I wanted, so...  I appreciate the reassurance here, too!  I feel a little sore today (my knee mostly), but preg symptoms are totally normal. OB said make sure I feel 5 movements within an hour three times a day (which midwife friend says is goofy)-I said I've felt him move more than that each of every hour since I fell!  I'm really wanting to shift to trusting the process and myself (and not being hard on myself for falling), and venting and listening here is helping.  Thanks Wonderful Women!

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tobemomof3- sorry but i messed up my previous post. 

 

I so know how scary that can be.  When I was pregnant with my 2nd, I fell all the way down a flight of stairs.  Concrete ones, outside at our house in Bali.  I was pretty scratched up and called the MW over.  She listened with the doppler to assure me we could hear the babe.  I actually went into shock and started throwing up; I was so freaked out.  All was totally fine though.  No placenta tears or bleeding or anything.  She's a boisterous 3.5 year old now.


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Tobemom - glad you are ok. 

 

Kaydove - I so hated being pregnant last time.  I couldn't stand when anyone said anything to me about what a wonderful time it was...  all I knew was I was sick and had pimples and was stressed out.  I think knowing how awful it was really helped me cope this time.  I expected the worst and I'm pretty pleasantly surprised.  So, there's always that winky.gif

 

Hildare - I'm pretty shocked that I didn't freak out when I got that grave warning about traveling.  Thing is, I sort of asked for the worst case scenario (see above :)) so I had it coming.  Even still, the idea that I shouldn't be more than 45 minutes away from a hospital at any time has me a little on edge. 


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