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Stupid question alert....

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fairyfeatures Wed 23-Sep-15 16:26:05

25 weeks pregnant and bump is now rather prominent as expected - DC2 and I went mahoosive on DC1.

So I am a bit lax when it comes to bending over, crouching on the floor, crawling under the bed looking for stuff, reaching for things. But bending mostly and almost 'crunching' my stomach.. Am I hurting the baby? Am I going to squish it? And should I be more careful? Or am I off my rocker? And should I know better with it being DC2 (last pregnancy was 11 years ago - my memory does not serve me well!!)

Ta smile

bunny85 Wed 23-Sep-15 17:06:41

Hi, not a silly question, I think there's no silly questions in pregnancy!

I'm sure you can't squish your baby by bending over or crouching, it's well protected in there and there is a layer of fat, then muscles, then uterus and then the fluid around the baby, so I'd imagine baby can't even feel it. I remember the sonographer had to press the scanning thingy really bloody hard on my bump to get near the baby, and I'm quite petite.

I even read somewhere that pregnant woman could safely sleep on her tummy if she felt like it and was comfortable - I don't though as I imagine that would be a proper squish, but apparently not! So don't worry smile

AnnieOnAMapleLeaf Wed 23-Sep-15 17:09:44

It is not a silly question. But no, you are not going to squish your baby by bending over. S/he is perfectly safe. Although, I would recommend you inform your DH that you must be cautious of bending and over-exerting yourself - this includes hoovering, dusting, laundry, washing-up etc. wink

Cherryblossomsinspring Thu 24-Sep-15 00:08:41

Your baby will be fine. You will know yourself when too much is too much! If you are just wondering, and have no pain doing these things, then its definitely fine. You will find yourself in full on Rocky fists up position when something actually threatens your baby physically. (I used to do this going through the tube automatic gates because there was one that would swing violently back on occasion and I just instinctively would have my fists up going through).

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