Just got home from taking DD1, a very heavy 4 year old, to a fireworks night. She was v tired and asked me to give her a piggy back for the last 100 yards down our street.
I agreed <stupid, but just wanted to get her in before a meltdown started> but when she jumped on my back and I tried to get up I sort of collapsed under her weight, banging one knee really hard on the ground and being forced over almost into a doubled-up position, squashing my bump.
So now I'm at home with DD1 in bed and a bleeding knee/ripped maternity tights, wondering if I could have hurt the baby. I'm 30 weeks and I can feel her moving around in what feels like a normal way. Can someone please reassure me that my stupidity will have no worse consequence than binning the tights? Feeling scared and idiotic
I tripped over a paving stone when I was about 30 wks and ended up on my knees on the pavement bent double,like you by the sounds if it. I went to my local maternity triage as I was shaken up by it but baby was absolutely fine. I think you have to hit your stomach really quite hard to do any damage, they are very well padded in there. But go to your local maternity triage if you're really worried & they'll check you over & monitor baby etc.
No worries, I electrocuted myself at 30 weeks on a Hoover cable, horrible guilt and spent hours at A&E, DD was born with the wildest curly hair, she is 11 and spends hours trying to persuade me to let her straighten it!
I flew out the back door and landed on bump at 20 something weeks. Fell over cat whilst carrying washing. Went for anti d and heartbeat check. DD was well cushioned and MW even reckoned she had somehow moved away from impact. Hardy little blighters! I'm sure you can't have squashed bump. My bump hit concrete and was well protected!
Thanks a lot everyone for the support and reassurance- and sympathy ouch for all the mishaps, esp the electrocution. Eek. I just been on the phone to my mat unit who were wonderfully reassuring and lovely. They've said come in if I'd like monitoring for 30 mins but otherwise not to worry and to have a cup of tea and a biscuit.
If I didn't have DD1, or if i had someone around to look after her, I would go in- but I'm exhausted and don't have a car and the prospect of waking her up and getting us to hospital feels overwhelming just now. I guess that's my instinct telling me that I think everything is ok, but it has definitely shaken me up a bit. Must be more careful
Just to say thanks again everyone. I went into my local mat unit this morning for heartbeat monitoring after a sleepless and paranoid night and everything is completely fine. I hope everyone has a great day
Glad to hear that mrsjelly. Isn't it hard being pregnant when you have another child to amuse? My first pregnancy was bliss; second was such hard work. Good luck anyway. Hope you get some rest this weekend.