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Fell down the stairs

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SamMarie Tue 12-Jul-11 17:07:53

OK, just left work and fell down the stairs. Managed to go completely arse over tit and hit my head on the steps. Not sure how. Happened in slow motion and managed to grab the hand rail before I fell any further so only did 1 revolution. Was not too bothered, but just spoke to DH who's working in Poland and he's now really worried. Can feel bump kicking still, but should I be worried? Should I go and get checked out or call someone or something??? Any advice please??

TheRhubarb Tue 12-Jul-11 17:10:51

Have a check up with your GP, just to make sure. It's always better to be safe than sorry.

Hope you're ok. These things can be terribly scary.

KnitterNotTwitter Tue 12-Jul-11 17:12:46

What Rhubarb said... also it'll get it logged on your notes just in case you need the info later

FX all is ok

SheCutOffTheirTails Tue 12-Jul-11 17:15:31

Is your GP still open? If so, I think it would be a good idea to get checked just for peace of mind (your DH's, if not yours smile )

Glad you are feeling OK. I always feel delicate when pg, things like this can be very upsetting even if no harm done.

Beccabop Tue 12-Jul-11 17:16:16

Bloody hell what a terrible shock for you shock

Yes get checked out just to make sure. Baby might have had a shock too!

StainlessSteelCat Tue 12-Jul-11 17:19:41

Go get checked. Especially as you bumped your head.

And poor you. I've done similar when not pregnant and it really shook me up, though I didn't realise until much later. Work colleagues made me go to A&E and although everything was fine, I was very glad for the reassurance.

SamMarie Tue 12-Jul-11 17:24:38

Thanks everyone, just rang the emergency number my midwife gave me. I really didn't think it was a big deal, but then I'm not great on seeing the risks in things! They asked me a few questions and said everything sounds ok and just to keep my eye out on the baby's movements. Starting to realise that maybe I need to be a bit more careful about things. Nice to find out that they were really helpful and concerned at the midwife unit though and they tried to put my mind at rest saying how wrapped up baby is in there and not to worry too much because I didn't bang my belly!

SheCutOffTheirTails Tue 12-Jul-11 17:33:06

That's good to hear SamMarie smile

Many's the woman (myself included) would have been reduced to a gibbering wreck by a fall like that, even if everything seemed fine afterwards.

Well done for staying so calm, and take care of yourself smile

Oeisha Tue 12-Jul-11 21:13:29

1) If you haven't gone to A&E yet - go. The whack on the head alone is reason to go. Don't care what the midwife says, she's not a specialist in head traumas/concussions. My husband has to investigate stair accidents and fatalities - seriously, it's not worth risking it at all.
Seriously, go...in all likelyhood you're fine, but it's NOT worth the risk.
2) Did this happen at work? If so, make sure they know, this is a reportable accident and should be dealt with VERY seriously.

Oeisha Tue 12-Jul-11 21:19:44

Oh, just incase you're thinking I'm overreacting, then please, please definatly go if:
1) you're alone. I noted your man's away. Is there another responsible adult that can monitor you?
2) if you're dizzy, even if you just stand up and think 'ooh'...
3) if you're sick - even if, like me you're getting morning sickness in the evening
4) if you have a headache or neck ache at all
But, seriously, please, please go...you're not wasting their time, they'd rather you went now with no issues then later, unconscious...and potentially no clue as to why you're like that.

Oeisha Tue 12-Jul-11 21:25:40

bump...hoping you read soon

SamMarie Tue 12-Jul-11 21:36:58

Hi Oeisha,
Thanks for being so concerned. I feel fine though, no headaches, dizzyness or sickness and I didn't hit it very hard. Never thought to report it at work, just carried on out the building because I was on my way home. Will definately report it in the morning though! They're already nannying me there so don't know what they'll be like now!! Baby seems to be moving around fine too.
Thanks everyone. x

Oeisha Tue 12-Jul-11 22:09:05

SamMarie,
Glad to hear you're feeling well.
Just keep an eye/take care.
xxx

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