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fell over in spectacular fashion, in labour ward at 34wks :(

(18 Posts)
Inglori0us Thu 06-Mar-14 14:56:46

Fell over in a playground thus morning running after dd who was heading for the swings. I stepped in a hole and went flying, landed on knees and wrists and then flat on my bump. Now I'm in labour ward having mild contractions. Terrified that this is the start of labour.
I've also got 2 cut up knees and have done something to my ankle and wrist.

Brodicea Thu 06-Mar-14 15:05:07

Oh no! At least your in the right place now for labour, if it happens, and to sort out your wounds. Good luck and have some thanks

Cupcake11 Thu 06-Mar-14 15:08:14

You poor thing - hope you and baby are ok!

Inglori0us Thu 06-Mar-14 15:10:51

Thanks. Hoping the contractions stop.
Is there something they give to stop them? Kind of been left to my own devices as there's an emergency.

Inglori0us Thu 06-Mar-14 15:11:42


StarsInTheNightSky Thu 06-Mar-14 15:17:55

Oh no, that sounds really painful! Hope your start feeling better soon. thanks
I fell over badly at 26 weeks and contractions started, scared the absolute beejesus out of me (we're high risk for preterm labour anyway) but they gave me an injection of something which stopped the contractions, and then I had to have an anti-D injection as I'm rhesus neg. So yes, I think they can stop the contractions sometimes.

greentshirt Thu 06-Mar-14 15:53:22

Ooof that made me wince! So much so I dont know what else to say!

dats Thu 06-Mar-14 15:57:13

Oh you poor thing, I am almost as preg as you and felt sick at the thought of landing on bump. Hopefully the contractions are just as result of the shock and they'll wear off. Hope you're being well looked after. Rest up.

yellowsnownoteatwillyou Thu 06-Mar-14 16:18:23

Oh you poor thing! That was one of my fears, after I fell in a massive hole at 5 months pregnant. Had other issues later so wasn't outside that much in later pregnancy, but managed to fall of a step when ds was 6 weeks, luckily had just put the car seat down, have a massive horrible scar right down my shin now. And I was so good and didn't pick the scab, so most annoyed at that.
I am very accident prone.
I think they give you steroids to help the babies lungs if the contractions don't stop but hope they do and it's stays till its fully cooked. grin

PenguinsEatSpinach Thu 06-Mar-14 17:16:55

Poor you. I hope it settles down soon.

I am 33 weeks now and can really relate. I had a fall a fww weeks ago but managed to flip over and land on my back/ankle (owwwww).

At least if it does kick off you are in the right place, and far enough along for outcomes to be generally really good.

CristaBell Thu 06-Mar-14 17:21:22

sad Just wanted to say I hope you and baby are ok and the contractions stop soon. x

really1234 Thu 06-Mar-14 17:24:12

Hope you're doing ok. I had a big fall at 33 weeks and bruised knees, elbows, hands, nose and chin! I pretty much see-sawed on my bump. Thankfully DH was with me. Baby went very quiet for a while but was soon normal again.

Thankfully my pride was hurt more than anything serious.

lunar1 Thu 06-Mar-14 17:29:31

I hope everything is settling down op and you and your baby are ok.

LottieJenkins Thu 06-Mar-14 17:31:26

Sending positive thoughts and vibes........

Inglori0us Thu 06-Mar-14 17:58:17

Thanks everyone.
Contractions have pretty much stopped and cervix is closed but baby is a bit unhappy. Hoping to get let out tonight if he settles down. He's moving lots though.
Really don't fancy a night on the ward.
Both knees are very scabby now!

Debs75 Thu 06-Mar-14 18:19:34

Dsis had a fall at about 36 weeks, she turned to go up a step missed and fell forward. She landed flat on her bump and bounced straight back up. Baby was fine even with the fact she went into early labour at 30 weeks, which spontaneously stopped. He was finally born 5 weeks later all healthy.

I hope they let you home and you can rest your knees

Inglori0us Fri 07-Mar-14 08:25:18

Got released last night. No more contractions but EVERYTHING HURTS. I'm seeing my midwife later and baby seems fine. smile

StarsInTheNightSky Fri 07-Mar-14 09:27:04

Really glad to hear that you're both ok, that's fantastic news! smile Really awful about the pain though, hope you feel better soon.

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