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Just fell down the stairs, please help!

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BionicEmu Tue 08-Jan-13 12:36:09

I'm 37 weeks pregnant today. About 1.5 hours ago I was carrying my 2 year-old down the stairs and I slipped on a magazine DH had left on the step. I fell onto my back, with my left arm caught in the bannister and somehow my right leg ended up doubled over backwards so I was kind of lying on it. Toddler landed right on my bump.

I've been in severe pain with my back anyway due to a pre-existing condition, but now the pain in my lower back & right hip is agony.

I also haven't felt baby move since I fell, but that's not unusual for this time of day, he's normally quiet in the middle of the day.

I know this will be almost impossible to answer, but do you think I'm ok & have just pulled a whole bunch of muscles? Or should I call someone? And if so, then who? I'm at home by myself with my toddler, DH is at work.

kazkiss Tue 08-Jan-13 12:38:25

I think you should call someone to put your mind at rest , sounds like you had a nasty fall, ring your midwife hun x

StitchAteMySleep Tue 08-Jan-13 12:39:16

A&E now, get emergency scan, call DH have him meet you there. Get a taxi if you can't drive. You can't risk it.

SavoyCabbage Tue 08-Jan-13 12:39:28

Call your midwife. Hope you are ok.

kazkiss Tue 08-Jan-13 12:39:54

And don't be afraid to ring your dh , most workplaces should be sympathetic to a hubby that his heavily pregnant wife has has a fall!

Zipitydooda Tue 08-Jan-13 12:41:15

I agree with Stich. It's important to get properly checked out ASAP.

DeathMetalMum Tue 08-Jan-13 12:45:31

If you can walk to get to a taxi ie out the fron door to the pavement then call one and A+E.

tamster83 Tue 08-Jan-13 12:46:27

I would get check out aswell normally they say with falls that the baby is well protected but that does sound like a nasty 1 id defo get the husband out of work.

BionicEmu Tue 08-Jan-13 13:09:48

Thank you all, I didn't know if I was making a fuss over nothing or not.

Couldn't get hold of community midwife, so called hospital. They were lovely but very worried. I live in the middle of nowhere, it's about a 45/50 minute drive to hospital, and DH's work is another 45 minutes away. So the hospital have called me an ambulance as I'm in no.state to drive & they'd rather I was there quicker than DH would take to get home & take me to the hospital. Luckily my neighbours are in & are going to watch DS until my mum gets here (she's just over an hour away.)

StitchAteMySleep Tue 08-Jan-13 13:15:32

Glad that the hospital have sorted you an ambulance, all will likely be fine, but with less fluid at 37 weeks you need to be checked out properly.

StitchAteMySleep Tue 08-Jan-13 16:40:06

Been thinking about you Bionic, hope all is okay x

GaryBuseysTeeth Tue 08-Jan-13 16:42:23

Hope all is well Bionic. x

BionicEmu Tue 08-Jan-13 18:43:22

Baby's started moving again, but his baseline heart-rate is about 165, which apparently is higher than they'd like. So I've been admitted overnight for observation and some stronger analgesia. Have been on the monitor for several hours now, still waiting for a doctor to come!

Mammy2Be Tue 08-Jan-13 19:35:57

Thinking of you Bionic. Aside from the pain of the fall, the last thing you need is the stress and anxiety this will be causing you. But you're in the best possible place for both you and baby. Hope you manage to get some rest tonight x

LoveMyBoots Tue 08-Jan-13 19:49:50

Hope you are ok. I had several falls when pregnant (mostly up steps) and I know how worrying it can be.

StitchAteMySleep Tue 08-Jan-13 19:52:03

Glad they are keeping a close eye on you and you should be in less discomfort with the pain relief. Have you got childcare sorted for your ds, just in case they keep you in longer?

PavlovtheCat Tue 08-Jan-13 19:55:06

just read this, thinking of you and hope you and baby are ok x

looneytune Tue 08-Jan-13 20:25:15

Oh poor you, that's so incredibly painful and worrying but you're in the right place. Hope all is ok x

Mawgatron Tue 08-Jan-13 21:06:58

Any news? Keeping fingers crossed for you xxx

noblegiraffe Tue 08-Jan-13 21:12:06

Oh, I'm glad you and your baby are being monitored, hope all is well.

CaliBee Tue 08-Jan-13 21:27:43

When I was 38 weeks pregnant with dd2 I was in a head on collision. I was cut from the car. Baby was lovely and cushioned in there and was born healthy and happy 3 weeks later. She is now 19 years old grin
I'm glad you are being looked after .....

steph2412 Tue 08-Jan-13 22:48:38

Hope you and baby are doing ok xx

BionicEmu Wed 09-Jan-13 14:27:58

Just thought I'd update.
So glad I went into hospital, thank you all for persuading me! I know it probably sounds a bit odd, but I really am the sort of person who doesn't want to cause a fuss, I'm sure I'll be fine etc. So I honestly don't think I'd have called if it hadn't been for your ardent replies of "go and get checked out!"

Anyway, had a bit of a bleed overnight, went for a scan this morning. They said it showed a small area of placental abruption. Bleeding has now stopped, and hopefully won't start again. The docs are really keen to keep baby inside a bit longer even though I'm technically full term at 37+1 today. I'm on a couple of medications which may affect baby with withdrawal, so they'd rather I was at least 38 weeks before delivery. Plus my hospital's SCBU is full at the moment, so if they induced or I went into labour I would have to be transferred to a different hospital.

So it looks like I'm going to be here for a while now, they need to keep monitoring me and the baby. Ah well, I suppose it's the best place to be, although I'm missing DS terribly.

Thankyou again!

looneytune Wed 09-Jan-13 15:26:16

I'm so glad you got checked and at least you know you are in the best place. Take care and I'll keep my fingers crossed that everything goes the way they hope it does. Thanks for updating and keep us posted x

chocolatesolveseverything Wed 09-Jan-13 15:41:02

Good luck for the next few weeks but I'm sure you'll be fine and being well looked after.

If it's any comfort, my grandmother jumped out of a first floor window whilst pregnant, my mother fell through the attic floor, and my sister fell from top to bottom down the stairs. All babies were fine. (Including me, who got an exciting trip through the ceiling!)

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