I mean, it hurt, I definitely felt it, and will not be bending that way again (straight legs together).
Does anyone know if it's possible to hurt the baby this way?
I can still feel the sensation lingering, but the baby is kicking/moving so I know he's still with me. Phew.
M.Ed. Mama to Chunka (1/07), Beauty (5/09) and Elizabear 3/12): Birth Doula (working toward certification) AAMI Midwifery Student, Advocating with Solace for Mothers & The Birth Survey
No, there is plenty of cushion around baby. Really the only big fear is trauma to you that could cause the placenta to pull away, like a fall, car wreck, etc. What you felt was probably an objection to your position because they want to be free to move about as they want, when you change where the available space is they get cranky "I don't need space by my head I need it *HERE*!"
My midwife explained it like this. Picture (or try, if you can ) the following scenario. Take a balloon. Put a shelled, hard boiled egg inside it. Completely fill balloon with water. Put it in another, larger balloon. Completely filled with water. Now, try and damage the egg.
Now, the egg doesn't have legs that get stuck inside our ribcages or behind our kidneys, so the pain isn't quite the same, but no...you can't hurt the baby without REALLY working at it.
HTH mama...good luck!
Humanist Woman Wife , & Friend Plus Mama to 6 (3 mos, 2, 9, 13, 17, 20)
Did you? Very unlikey. Most things you do won't even do much other than maybe get on your babys nerves at worse. The balloon/egg thing from the PP is a great example of how your baby is protected. Last time I was pregnant, DS hated how I would sit sometimes because he would make him have less room, so he would poke & elbow me until I moved.
You're way more likely to hurt yourself long before you end up hurting that little one in there.
Now I know that my baby is no longer breach and that he gets ticked off when I push on his feet! I'm sure your lil one is fine, but maybe a little ticked off that s/he got compresed for a second.
Alicia, wife to an loving and faithful DH, and mama to three fantastic though nutty children (cs, then a fast HBAC, then a fast VBAC!!). Planning a third VBAC, again at home, in February 2016.
I was picturing him in there suffering with broken ribs but it sounds like that was another needless worry.
I wish I had the nerve to sleep on my stomach, that's probably the one thing I miss most, even more than drinking wine.
the_lissa i keep waking up on my tummy. not on purpose, but i guess that ends up being comfortable! i am always scared that i hurt my baby...guess she just moves to the back room.
I had to giggle too because last night I was laying down and feeling for my fundus (not realising that it was way higher than I thought) and I felt a little round knot like thing really high up. I was pushing on it fairly hard because I started to freak out that it was a tumor above my uterus. Well the "tumor" kicked me back so hard that I felt it for the next half hour!!
I'm crunchy... Like a Dorito.
Mama to Sprout 4.09 and Bruises 7.11 handfasted to 9.07
Maxine45, I'm so glad you asked this question. I was thinking about posting it myself, too. So many times I think I've squished the poor dear, but he always seems to kick me back to let me know he's okay.
I thought I'd heard of something like this:
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